Undergraduate Funding

If you are an undergraduate student from Wales you can make an application for funding (WGLG – Welsh Government Learning Grant or Special Support Grant – SSG) online through StudentFinance Wales. You can also apply onlinefor your tuition fee loan and your maintenanceloan. The deadline for applying is usually in April of the year you intend to begin studies, but it is your responsibility to check the Student Finance Wales website for any changes in deadlines. You don’t need to have applied for a course or received an offer in order to begin applying for funding it’s best to apply early to avoid any disappointment.

Full information on available funding through grants and loans for students from Wales is available at:


Support from the Royal Conservatoire ofScotland

In addition to any support you may receive from Student Finance Wales, the Royal Conservatoire has introduced additional scholarships for new Welsh students to partly offset the introduction of a higher level of tuition fee. We will use the residual household income figure as calculated by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when assessing scholarship entitlement. Depending on your residual household income you will be guaranteed to receive the following level of scholarship for each year of your degree programme if you are successful in taking up your offer of admissions to the Conservatoire. You will be able to use your scholarship to either contribute towards your tuition fee or towards your general living costs. Further details will be made available in due course.

Residual Household Income Royal Conservatoire Welsh Scholarship
Up to £25,000 £1,000
£25,001 to £30,000 £600
£30,001 to £35,000 £500

Postgraduate Funding

Welsh students at postgraduate level can apply for a combination of a loan and a grant to help with course and living costs. Students whose course starts in academic year 2020/2021 can get a maximum of £17,489 made up of loan and grant.  For further information go to: https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-master-s-finance.aspx

Doctoral Loans

If you’re starting a full-time or part-time postgraduate Doctoral course from 1 August 2020, you can apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £26,445.  Further detail is available at: https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-doctoral-loan.aspx