Awards for postgraduate composition students:
Vaughan Williams Bursaries

Founded by Ralph Vaughan Williams, the RVW Trust exists primarily to assist British composers who have not yet achieved a national reputation.

Awards for study are made annually to composers who have been accepted on taught Masters' courses in composition at British universities or conservatoires.

Up to 5 Vaughan Williams Bursaries, of £4,000 each, will be awarded each year, at the discretion of the Trustees.

Please note that the RVW Trust is, unfortunately, NOT able to support the following:

Application for courses beginning in Autumn 2019 are now closed.

The next application deadline is 1 May 2020. To find out more read our PG Rules (PDF);

Please note that you are required to send hard copies of three recent scores, plus a recording of one of the submitted works; full details are given in the Rules.

If you have any queries about your application, please contact the Administrator on or tel 020 7223 3385. If you are delivering a application in person when the office is closed, please take it to:

Plantation Wharf Reception
Ivory Square
Plantation Wharf
London SW11 3UE

Tel: 020 7924 4038/ 4039

A list of awards made in 2018 can be found on our News page.