Financial Awards

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Scholarships

Scholarships are a way to reward, encourage, and assist students in pursuing their degree.

They are awarded:

  • for outstanding performance ability, demonstrated at audition;
  • for particular disciplines (e.g. shortage instruments); and
  • in the form of a reduction in fees.

The majority of awards are partial tuition awards but Trinity Laban also offers some full tuition awards to especially gifted musicians who participate in our live auditions.

Further information relating to music and dance specific awards can be found below.

Music Scholarships

All applicants to the conservatoire's music programmes will be automatically considered for scholarships through our audition process - you do not need to apply for these.

Undergraduate Scholarships

  • The Kathleen Creed Scholarship (tenor) is a partial scholarship award for a tenor's studies at Trinity Laban.
  • The Leverhulme Trust Scholarship (Musical Theatre) are a number of bursaries for undergraduate musical theatre students

Postgraduate Scholarships

  • The Loveday Scholarship is one of Trinity Laban's most prestigious scholarship awards, offers a postgraduate student a full-fee award undertaking full time study in either the Keyboard, Strings or Wind, Brass and Percussion Department
  • The Alfred Kitchin Scholarship (piano) for an accomplished postgraduate pianist from outside of the European Union (non-EEA) and an accomplished postgraduate pianist from the United Kingdom or European Union (EEA)

Other music scholarships and awards include:

  • The Trinity Laban Scholarships for Postgraduate Brass
  • The Mean-Time Scholarship for Postgraduate Composition
  • The Mean-Time Scholarships for Postgraduate Jazz
  • The Archer Scholarship for Postgraduate Jazz
  • The Trinity Laban Scholarships for Postgraduate Percussion
  • The Martha Argerich Scholarship for Postgraduate Piano
  • The Trinity Laban Scholarships for Postgraduate Strings
  • The Trinity Laban Scholarships for Postgraduate Woodwind
  • The Trinity Laban Scholarships for Postgraduate Voice
  • The Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholarship for Postgraduate Singers
  • The Lesley-Anne Sayers Research Award for Postgraduate Music or Dance

Dance Scholarships

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.

For 2016 entry, there were three types of award available:

Leverhulme Arts Scholarship

Available to accepted applicants on the MA/MFA Choreography programmes only. No application is necessary. The amount awarded is variable and will be confirmed upon acceptance of a place on the programme.

Trinity Laban Dance Awards

Available to accepted applicants on the following programmes:

  • MA Dance Performance
  • MA & MFA Creative Practice: Transdisciplinary
  • MA & MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice
  • MSc & MFA Dance Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma Community Dance
  • Graduate Diploma in Dance Studies

The amount awarded will total approximately 15-20% of the relevant full fee. Please note that for part-time students, any award would be split equally over the two years of the programme.

To apply for a Trinity Laban Dance Award, you could download and complete the application form (including additional information as requested) and return it by email to [email protected].

The final deadline for TL Dance Award applications was Friday 22 July 2016.

Gill Clarke bursary

For students accepted onto the MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice programme, there is a further bursary offered by Independent Dance, the Gill Clarke Bursary. If you are awarded the Gill Clarke bursary, you will not be eligible for a Trinity Laban Dance Award.

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