Finance & Student Services

Scholarships & Bursaries


For Undergraduate students the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama offers a range of scholarships in the form of fee discounts, which means your debt after graduating will be reduced.

If you wish to be considered for a Conservatoire Scholarship, you need to complete an application to Student Finance England (or its equivalent) as early as possible in order to be means tested. This will allow the Conservatoire to assess what level of support you may be entitled to.

Scholarships awarded on the basis of talent will be allocated by the School and all eligible students will be considered.

You may be eligible to receive more than one Scholarship. The maximum amount of fee discount you can receive is £4,000 per year for each year of training.

Fund for Excellence

The Fund for Excellence (FFE) is a donor supported fund that exists to assist students with tuition, maintenance or other costs.

Undergraduate students may automatically receive an award from the Fund for Excellence as a result of the means testing process required for the Conservatoire Scholarship Scheme. Eligible students will be notified of any award from the Fund for Excellence when the applicant’s total financial support package is distributed.

Additionally, enrolled students are able to apply each and every term that they are enrolled. To be eligible to apply to the FFE, applicants must have taken their full entitlement of any student loan that is available to them.