Finance & Student Services

UK Undergraduate Students

Tuition fees for London Contemporary Dance School are set by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. The Conservatoire’s tuition fees for all UK undergraduate students will be £9,250 per year for entry in 2018.

If you are new to higher education, you will not have to pay anything upfront and you may be entitled to a discount on your fees or a bursary to help with costs.


Government Grants and Loans

If you are a student living in England and this is your first degree you can apply for financial support from Student Finance England.

You can apply for:

  • a tuition fee loan
  • a maintenance loan (to help with living costs)
  • an income-assessed maintenance grant (non repayable)

You will need to reapply for each year of your programme.

Tuition fee loan

If you are new to higher education you can apply for a loan from Student Finance England (or equivalent) to cover the full cost of your fees. You do not have to pay anything upfront.

Maintenance loan

All English students can apply for a basic student loan to help with living costs, no matter what their household income. Students living away from home in London may borrow up to £10,702 depending on the family income.

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 won’t repay anything until you are earning £21,000
  • you will only repay 9% of what you earn above £21,000, ie if you earn £25,000, you will repay 9% of £4,000, which works out as £30 per month
  • after 30 years, the debt is written off
  • if you never earn over £21,000 you will never pay anything back
  • student loans are not recorded on your credit rating file, ie this should not impact on your ability to get a mortgage

There is a table outlining what your loan repayments may look like on the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.

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
  • Fund for Excellence Bursaries
    cash awards for students, awarded to undergraduate students termly on the bases of need, and the efforts they have taken to mitigate that need.

Students from Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales

If you are a student from Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales you can apply for financial support from the Scottish Government, the Welsh Assembly Government or the Northern Ireland Executive.

Click on the links below for information for:


Students studying for a second degree

If you already hold an equivalent or higher level degree qualifications, you may not qualify for Government grants and loans. You may be entitled to a fee discount and/or a bursary to help with costs. You may also wish to consider independent sources of funding such as a Career Development Loan, and we would be happy to advise you about other possible sources of funding.


Continuing Students

Note that this information applies only to students who began their study in or after September 2012, when Student Finance in England changed. A separate regime of fees, loans and support applies to students who began their programmes before September 2012.