Your Portfolio

Your portfolio should contain:

Front Sheet

Name, contact address, telephone number and email address.

Letter of Application

Indicate which Fellowship you are are applying for and any background information to your application. Include your specialism and name of your current teacher(s). Please indicate how you heard about the Scheme.

All applicants must confirm their status and right to be in the UK in their letter of application. 

Should you be invited to interview, you will be required to bring original documentation (visa/passport/leave to remain in the UK) confirming that you have permission to be in the UK.

Some exceptions to this will be those applying for the Artist Diploma Junior Fellowships, who will be eligible to apply for a student visa, if necessary, 3 months before their course will begin.

Curriculum Vitae

Include any reviews, press cuttings and list of recent achievements.


Approximately 200 words.

Proposal for a Programme of Personal Study

Include detailed plans for your contribution to College life as well as your study plans both inside and outside of College.

Budget Outline

Include both tuition and living expenses, and your own financial contribution to your costs for the year.

When preparing your budget you should show your planned activities both personally and professionally. It is not a finalised statement, but rather a plan of what would be desirable. It should reflect in financial terms your proposal for a programme of personal study. Please note that no further funding will be available for any of these projects, they should be costed with your bursary. Should you be successful, all projects must be discussed in detail with the RCM's Performance and Programming Department before they can be confirmed.

Your budget should show how you expect to contribute personally to your costs for the year. Bursaries are intended to supplement, not to replace, contributions from your own resources.


If you are applying for a Junior Fellowship for students on the Artist Diploma programme, you will need to submit a recording of a recent performance, or extracts from a performance that you have given.

Those who are applying for a Piano Accompaniment Fellowship or Harpsichord/Continuo Fellowship do not need to submit a recording.



Publicity quality.

Your portfolio should be similar to that which you might use in approaching an agent or a concert-promoting society.

Submitting Your Portfolio

Your portfolio must be submitted by the deadline via Decision Desk


Applications via Decision Desk

When using Decision Desk you will be asked to create a user name and password, and to provide an email address.  You should then select 'Junior Fellow' from the list of programmes, and then from the list of principal study instruments.  There are no restrictions to the file size or type.


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