LAMDA Scholarships & Bursaries Scheme

We believe the arts should be accessible to all. Our Scholarships & Bursaries scheme allows the most talented students to access our training, regardless of their financial background, and provides vital support for existing students who would otherwise struggle to complete their course due to financial pressure.

In 2012/13, more than 30 scholarships were awarded to students across LAMDA. One fifth of the students on our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, FdA Professional Acting and FdA Stage Management & Technical Theatre are currently supported through LAMDA’s Scholarships & Bursaries scheme. 

Scholarships are also available for eligible students on other courses, including our Foundation Diploma. These can provide students with help towards living costs or tuition fees and are awarded in varying amounts of up to £15,000 a year. In 2015/16, we will be able to award several scholarships to incoming first-year students before they begin training with us. Several scholarships will also be available for students who are already training at LAMDA. 

Decisions about eligibility for scholarships are made by the Scholarships & Bursaries Committee, which includes the Principal and representatives from the Drama School, Stage Management & Technical Theatre department, Registrar’s Office, Development and Finance teams. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of talent and financial need.

Note: you must indicate on your LAMDA application form if you wish to be considered for any kind of financial assistance. You must also complete an income assessment through Student Finance as early as possible to be assessed for the correct level of financial support. You can do this at

If you do not complete this, you will not be considered for support from LAMDA’s Scholarships & Bursaries scheme or the Conservatoire Scholarship scheme. For more information please contact the Admissions team on

Please note that the LAMDA Scholarships & Bursaries scheme is separate to the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama's Scholarship scheme.


Scholarship & Student Support Scheme 

Click here if you are interested in finding out more about supporting LAMDA students through our Scholarship & Student Support scheme.



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