Finance & Student Services

EU Undergraduate Students

EU, EEA and Swiss Fees

For students from the EU, EEA and Switzerland, please visit the UKCISA website to check whether you are eligible for Home fee status.

Students who are not eligible for Home fee status will be charged an Overseas Fee.

Note: For students paying Home undergraduate fees who are new entrants to a course in 2021/22 or new entrants to a course in subsequent years, the course fees confirmed in your offer letter may be increased in further years of study by an inflationary amount determined in accordance with measures set by Government (currently the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast for RPI-X, being the retail price index, excluding mortgage interest payments).  Any such increased fees will not exceed the fee cap current in respect of the relevant period.

If you are new to higher education, remember you will not have to pay anything upfront and you may be eligible for financial support from the Conservatoire. You may also be entitled to financial support from the Schools.

Applicants who are offered a place on the BA programme will be asked to pay a deposit of £100 within 2 weeks of the date of the offer, in order to secure their place. This deposit is non-refundable if the student subsequently fails to take up the place, or does not complete the programme of study.

Loan repayments

If you take out a tuition fee loan and/or a maintenance loan from Student Finance England, you will not have to repay anything until after you have graduated and are earning a minimum salary.

Key facts about repayments:

  • You will only repay 9% of what you earn above the repayment earnings threshold
  • Student loans are not recorded on your credit rating file.
  • The current repayment thresholds are £494 a week or £2,143 a month (before tax and other deductions). They change on 6 April every year.

For more information, visit the Student Finance page on repaying your student loan.

The MoneySavingExpert website has a useful summary of how student loans work.

For more information and to apply for financial support, visit the Student Finance England website.

When you apply, you may be asked to complete an interim income assessment form. This will help us to provide you with provisional information about any financial package for which you may be eligible. Where possible, we try to let all applicants to whom we offer a place know whether they will be entitled to a Scholarship, and what the minimum Scholarship would be, before they accept.

Other Financial Support

Students may also apply for:

  • Conservatoire Scholarships
  • A range of scholarships available to UK/EU undergraduates in the form of fee discounts which means your debt after graduating will be reduced. Scholarships are awarded on the bases of talent and/or financial and other circumstances, and can be worth up to £4,000 per year
  • Student Fund Bursary
  • Cash awards for students, awarded to undergraduate students termly on the bases of need, and the efforts they have taken to mitigate that need