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Trinity Laban Scholarships

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.

Principal’s Awards for Excellence – BA Contemporary Dance applicants with international fee status

Six awards available (1 x £10,000 and 5 x £5,000 for each year of study) to support international fee-paying students enrolling on the BA (Hons) Contemporary Dance for 2021/22 entry. Determined by the Trinity Laban financial award panel, the awards will be based on merit, assessed as part of the recorded audition process. To be eligible, applicants must have international fee-paying status and submit a UCAS Conservatoires application, along with a recorded audition by 26 March 2021.

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

  • Dance – MA/MFA Choreography and 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

If you are offered a place on one of the Faculty of Dance Postgraduate programmes, you may be eligible for financial assistance with your studies. There are a number of awards available depending on your programme and whether you meet certain criteria. In order to apply for a financial assistance award you will need to complete the online survey. Please do not complete this survey if you are an undergraduate, research student or a Music/Musical Theatre student as these will not be processed.

We will contact you to let you know whether your application has been successful as applications are considered on a rolling basis. 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.