Fees and finance


Visit the Music Fees and Funding page or Dance Fees and Funding page for detailed information, including a list of fees for all programmes for the academic year 2016/17.

Find out more about how to pay your fees. Please note you will receive an initial invoice in August.

Student Finance Applications (undergraduate UK/EU students only)

The Student Finance page of the government's website gives advice for BMus, BAMT and BACD UK/EU students on how to go about applying for a tuition fee loan, maintenance grant or loan.

When applying, you will need the following codes:

  • UCAS course code (BA Contemporary Dance - 200F, BMus - 300F, BA Musical Theatre - 230F)
  • UCAS college code: T75

Please note that our ISP programmes are not eligible for Student Finance.

Postgraduate funding

The government has announced that Student Loans of up to £10,000 are available for Masters programmes for Sept 2016 entry. Those loans have to be paid back after the end of your course, once you are earning over £21,000. You can find more information on the Student Loans Company website and check terms and eligibility.  Applications will open at the end of June.

If you are ineligible for this loan or it does not cover your living costs, you can also apply for a Career Development Loan from a bank. Repayment starts one month after the end of your course, with no interest during your studies. Interest will accrue after your course and repayment rates will vary according to your loan.Check terms and eligibility.

There are alternative ways to fund your studies, including:

Trinity Laban also has some funding opportunities available and provides a variety of awards to students each year.

Financial Awards


There is no separate application process in order to be considered for scholarship funding prior to enrolment in music programmes at Trinity Laban. All students are considered automatically following the acceptance of a place. It is an ongoing process and we will let you know if you have been successful in obtaining an award.

Students who are in receipt of an award but have not yet been notified will be written to. There will also be further awards made during June and July. The majority of awards will be for postgraduate students.

If you have not received information regarding a scholarship by Monday early August, you should assume that you have not been given an award and that you will be responsible for paying your fees.

Generally, postgraduate awards are for tuition fees rather than living costs and will not be given to you directly, but offset against fees.

Undergraduates in receipt of an award, but eligible for Student Finance to cover their fees, can use the award for other purposes.

We do encourage you to look for your own funding and provide comprehensive information on how to obtain external funding.


If you're offered a place on the Graduate Diploma programme or on one of the Postgraduate programmes in the Faculty of Dance, you may be eligible for financial assistance with your studies.

Scholarships and awards include:

  • Leverhulme Arts Scholarship
  • Trinity Laban Dance Awards
  • Gill Clarke Bursary offered by Independent Dance

Read more about the Dance Awards and how to apply.

Musical Theatre funding from Leverhulme Trust

As you may be aware, the Leverhulme Trust kindly provides some funding for students on the BA Musical Theatre programme at Trinity Laban. All students on the Musical Theatre course are eligible, and awards will be made based on evidence of financial need.

For the academic year 16/17 the following awards are available:

10 awards at £1,500 each

We will advise you of application processes in due course.

Choral Scholarship opportunities 2016-2017

Trinity Laban is the only Conservatoire in the world to provide Choral Scholarships for students to sing in a Chapel Choir. Choral Scholarships are available to undergraduate and postgraduate students; many are first study vocal students but other students are eligible to apply if it is compatible with other commitments in the Faculty of Music. Since Trinity College of Music moved to Greenwich in 2001 it has been responsible for the music at weekly services in the Old Royal Naval College Chapel. The Chapel Choir (directed by Ralph Allwood MBE) now comprises 22-24 members drawn from the college and surrounding communities. The choir sings a wide range of music from the 16th Century to the present day and Choral Scholars have the opportunity to perform substantial solo items on a regular basis.

Successful candidates for scholarships will be accomplished musicians, trained singers with the ability both to blend and take significant solo roles. Good sight reading is essential, as the repertoire is broad, extensive and demanding whilst rehearsal time is limited. They will have a love of the sacred choral repertoire and want to be a member of a closely knit team. They will wish to represent the conservatoire through the work of the chapel and, more widely, through concerts and broadcasts, and through singing occasional services at other venues. In the past year the choir has sung for broadcasts of Choral Evensong on BBC Radio 3 and the Bach B Minor Mass with the Southern Sinfonia. The normal scholarship value is £1500 plus significant fees from concerts, weddings and extra events. 

The normal weekly commitment would be: 

  • Sundays (9.45 am rehearsal, 11.00 am Eucharist)
  • Mondays (4.00 pm rehearsal 5.30 pm evensong + 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm rehearsal)

There will be some extra services at the end of the Michaelmas Term and in Holy Week during Lent Term. Good notice will be given of these.

Auditions for choral scholarships took place in February and March 2016. Applicants for additional voluntary positions in Chapel Choir are invited to write to Ralph Allwood (c/o Charlotte Mahony [email protected]) outlining relevant musical experience. Candidates invited for audition will be asked to prepare two contrasting solo pieces. There will also be a test of sight-reading ability, as this is an essential skill for all members of the choir. 

US Student Loans

Please visit our page on US Student Loans for more information.

The Federal Student Loan website might also be helpful. Our school code for the FAFSA is G10520.

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