When planning to apply for a course at Trinity Laban, it is important to consider how you will finance your studies.

In addition to tuition fees you will need to cover your living costs whilst you are a student here. There are various funding options available including bursaries, scholarships and external funding.

Tuition Fees

All students, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, must pay tuition fees. If you are a UK or EU student on an undergraduate or master's level degree, you will normally be eligible for a loan to cover these fees from the Student Loan Company. For further information on the cost of each programme and how to pay, go to the Fees and Finance section.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded:

  • for outstanding performance ability, demonstrated at audition;
  • for particular disciplines; and
  • in the form of a reduction in fees.

All successful applicants, postgraduate and undergraduate, are considered for scholarships, although the majority of awards are for postgraduate study. Have a look at the scholarships that are available.

Financial Support Grant

For students who find themselves struggling financially whilst enrolled on a course at Trinity Laban, there is a Financial Support Grant. This is allocated on the basis of financial need and in the form of a contribution towards the cost of accommodation, general living expenses or external events costs - depending on which element is applied for.

For more information, please contact either:

Alex Iossifidis (Student Adviser, Music Faculty & International Student Adviser) 
[email protected]
(020) 8305 4412

or

Jennifer Asare (Student Adviser, Dance Faculty)
[email protected]
(020) 8305 9342 

Undergraduate Bursary Scheme

All home and EU undergraduate students with a residual household income of up to £30,000 qualify for financial assistance under the Trinity Laban Undergraduate Bursary Scheme. Eligible students will receive an annual cash bursary of £1,250 for the duration of their undergraduate programme. Please refer to the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Access Agreement for additional information. 

External Funding

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have sufficient funding to cover tuition fees and living expenses for your chosen period of study. You should not assume that you will receive financial support from Trinity Laban unless it has been offered in writing. Many trusts and funding bodies provide support for music and dance education, particularly at postgraduate level. The application deadlines for many of these awards are early in the autumn term prior to the main audition session. We strongly encourage you to apply for any external funding sources for which you are eligible (see link below). 

Benefits

Under certain circumstances, you will be able to claim welfare benefits whilst you study or outside of term time. You can visit the NUS website and talk to a student adviser to check.

Budgeting 

Before you start your course you should have an idea of what your income and spending will look like so you aren't caught off guard at the expense of your studies. 

You can estimate how much you are going to need to spend monthly by looking out our recommended living costs. Then you compare this with the funding support you expect to receive along with any savings or income from work.  You can use an online budget planner, work it out on paper or use a free smartphone app to work this out the difference between your income and spending. You can then consider what you will need to do to make up any difference. 

Please contact a student adviser if you would like help with this.