Finance & Student Services

Fees and Financial Assistance

London Contemporary Dance School, as an affiliate of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, has a fee structure for undergraduate students and a new scholarship scheme to offer financial support.

London Contemporary Dance School's education programmes are subsidised, and we have also put in place an extensive financial support package to ensure that we continue to admit the most talented students, irrespective of background. Your financial status will not affect how we view your application. You will be eligible for financial support as an undergraduate whether you are starting a course for the first time, or have a degree already.


Home Fees

As the UK has left the EU, the rules on funding have changed for EU students who are planning to study in the UK on a course starting in 2021.  Please see the following link for more details:

For courses starting in autumn 2021, fees will either be classed as ‘Home’ fees or ‘Overseas’ fees.  Whether an applicant is classed as having ‘Home fee’ or ‘Overseas fee’ status will be governed by the UK Government’s rules on residence.

The fee status of an applicant to a Conservatoire course of higher education will be determined by the relevant Member School delivering the course to which they have applied, at the point the School makes an offer of a place to study on the course.

‘Home’ fee status will normally include, subject to the UK government rules on residence, UK students, Isle of Man students and Republic of Ireland students.  All other students who do not meet the residence requirements to be classed as having ‘Home’ fee status will be classed as having ‘Overseas’ fee status.

Citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland studying, or planning to study in the UK may in previous years have qualified for ‘Home’ fee status due to arrangements under the EU in place whilst the UK was a member of the EU.  However, these citizens should be aware that for courses beginning in autumn 2021 if they do not meet the residence requirements to be classed as having ‘Home’ fee status, they will be classed as having ‘Overseas’ fee status.


UNDERGRADUATE – Entry 2021

BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance

£9,250 – New UK Undergraduate Home Fee Status*
£19,070 – International Students*

*Subject to further increase in subsequent years in line with Government policy.

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.

POSTGRADUATE – Entry 2020

PGDip Contemporary Dance (EDGE/Work-based Learning/DAP)

£6,820 – UK/EU Students**
£19,070 – International Students

MA Contemporary Dance (EDGE/Work-based Learning/DAP)

£9,000 – UK/EU Students**
£21,250 – International Students

**Part time students pro-rata

MA Screendance

£9,690 – UK/EU Students
£22,000 – International students

More information on the different sources of financial support available for all students can be found on the respective links on this page.


Some of the programmes at Contemporary Dance at London Contemporary Dance School are highly physical. The physical support team promote safe dance practice and advice on physical conditioning which help dance students to develop their own understanding of physical self-management. Despite this, from time to time dancers suffer injuries. London Contemporary Dance School offers a Physical Support Package that all students are required to purchase. There is an annual fee of £40 payable on registration / re-registration at the start of each academic year. Please read the full package document below to find out more. 

Physical Support Package 2020/21