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Good News for EU Students

12 October 2016

The Welsh Government has announced that the current financial support for EU students at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama will continue even if the UK leaves the EU during their studies.

The guarantee also extends to EU nationals who intend to begin their studies in 2017.

EU students applying for undergraduate courses at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama starting in 2017 will be eligible for loans and grants.

EU students in Wales are normally eligible for an annual grant offered by the Welsh Government, which is not available to those at universities or conservatoires in England. The grant is currently worth £4,954 per year towards the cost of the tuition fee (currently £9,000). The grant does not have to be repaid.

EU students on the four-year BMus course at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama are eligible for grants worth £19,816 from the Welsh Government.

EU students are eligible to apply for loans to cover the remainder of the tuition fee (currently £4,046 per year).

“We want to make sure Welsh universities continue to attract the best and brightest from across the EU despite the uncertainty following the vote for Brexit,” said Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.

“The Welsh Government is determined to protect Wales’ reputation as a friendly and tolerant place to study and carry out world-class research. Whatever the long-term implication of the vote, we remain an outward looking and welcoming nation where we are committed to sharing knowledge across national borders.”

The College is currently accepting applications for entry to all undergraduate courses starting in September 2017.

Use the following links for details of how to apply:

Design for Performance
Stage Management and Technical Theatre

For full details and updates about all support available to EU Students, visit Student Finance Wales.