Postgraduate study


Vaughan Williams Bursaries

Up to five Vaughan Williams Bursaries, of £4,000 each, will be awarded each year, at the discretion of the trustees.

The next application deadline is 1 May 2020.

Founded by the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, the RVW Trust exists primarily to assist British composers who have not yet achieved a national reputation. Our Bursaries are made annually to those who have been accepted on taught Masters’ courses in composition at British universities or conservatoires.

The RVW Trust is, unfortunately, NOT able to support the following:

  • Courses in TV/ film composition
  • Courses teaching only electro-acoustic composition
  • Performance courses
  • Research courses centring on musicology or analysis
  • PhDs
  • Courses outside the UK

Applications will open in autumn 2019 when an application form will be available here.

A list of awards made in 2019 can be found on our News page.