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We offer a wide range of scholarships to reward and encourage students, and to help them fulfil their potential. They can be awarded:

  • for outstanding performance ability, demonstrated at audition
  • for particular disciplines, including shortage instruments

The majority of our scholarship awards are given in the form of a reduction in your tuition fees. We also offer some full tuition awards to especially gifted musicians.

Here is just a selection of the scholarships we offer. You don’t need to apply specifically for these – everyone who auditions at Trinity Laban will be considered for them automatically.

Trinity College London Scholarships – prestigious scholarships for music students supported by Trinity College London, our sister organisation.

Trinity Laban Dance Awards – scholarships for dance students supported by Trinity College London, our sister organisation 

Leverhulme Arts Scholarships – available to postgraduate students across Music and Dance on one of the following programmes:

  • Music – MMus, MA, MFA or Advanced Diploma 
  • Dance – MA/MFA Choreography, MA/MFA Dance Performance, MA/MFA Creative Practice

Loveday Scholarship – for postgraduate music students

Derek Butler Scholarship – for postgraduate music students

  • In order to be eligible, you must have undertaken your undergraduate studies in the UK. The Derek Butler Scholarship is not open to students who are progressing from postgraduate studies at another institution

Alfred and Therese Kitchin Scholarship – for undergraduate or postgraduate piano students

Kathleen Roberts Vocal Scholarship – for postgraduate vocal students

Violet Wright Scholarship – for undergraduate or postgraduate violin students

Archer Scholarship – for undergraduate or postgraduate jazz instrumentalists

Gladys Bratton – for undergraduate or postgraduate music students

Alan Niekirk Scholarship – for postgraduate music students

For Dance students, if you are offered a place on the Graduate Diploma in Dance Studies or on one of the Postgraduate programmes, you may be eligible for financial assistance with your studies. In order to apply for a financial assistance award, please complete this survey for academic year 2020-21.

There are a number of awards available depending on your programme and whether you meet certain criteria. We will contact you to let you know whether your application has been successful. Please that it is not guaranteed that all applications will result in an award.

There are also a number of external organisations which help support young artists. You apply to these organisations yourself, rather than through Trinity Laban. These include the Help Musicians UK fund, the Drake Calleja Trust (which supports musicians in London) and the Gill Clarke Bursary, open to students on the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice programme.