Funding your Training

LAMDA believes the arts should be accessible to everyone. We are committed to selecting the most talented students, irrespective of their financial circumstances. To make this possible, there is a wide range of financial support available to students training with us.

LAMDA’s own robust student support system currently helps approximately a quarter of students on our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, FdA Professional Acting and Production & Technical Arts degrees. LAMDA awards over £300,000 annually in scholarship, bursary and hardship funds, with more support being made available each year. Eligible students can receive support towards tuition fees and living costs.

Fee waivers are also available to LAMDA students who are new to Higher Education on HEFCE-funded undergraduate courses*, as part of the Conservatoire’s Scholarship Scheme.

Maintenance and tuition fee loans are available for eligible UK/EU students who are new to Higher Education and studying an undergraduate course* at the Academy. UK/EU students on the MA Directing course may also be eligible for a Postgraduate Loan. Applications for both of these schemes should be made to the Student Loans Company. To find out more, click here.

Applicants must indicate on their LAMDA application forms if they wish to be considered for any type of financial assistance. They must also complete an application to the Student Loans Company as early as possible to be assessed for the right level of financial support. Applicants must complete the appropriate forms in order to be considered for financial assistance.

For US students: LAMDA is eligible for the US Federal Direct Loan Program (school code: G21086). US applicants for our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, FdA Professional Acting, Production & Technical Arts degrees, MA Directing and MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre may be eligible to apply for a loan.

If you require any further information after reading these pages or visiting the Conservatoire’s website, please contact our Admissions team on

*Our HEFCE-funded undergraduate courses are: BA (Hons) Professional Acting; FdA Professional Acting and Production & Technical Arts degrees.

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