Loans and Funding for UK & EU Students

There is a wide range of financial support available for UK and EU students training on LAMDA courses funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) i.e. our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, FdA Professional Acting and FdA Production & Technical Arts: Stage & Screen. Whether you are eligible for some/all of this support depends on your household income and the stage you have reached in your education.

If you are new to higher education and do not already have a degree, you will be considered for funding as an undergraduate. If you already have a degree and are coming to LAMDA to complete a further qualification, you will be considered for funding as a postgraduate. 

Student Loans

For Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students on our BA (Hons) Professional Acting, FdA Professional Acting and FdA Stage Management & Technical Theatre may be eligible to apply for loans from the Student Loans Company (SLC). Application is through Student Finance England and you may apply for maintenance loans to help with your living costs and tuition fee loans to cover the cost of your tuition. You may also be eligible to receive a maintenance grant. 

For more information or to apply, visit

Note: Applicants do not have to wait for an offer of a place to apply for student loans and you are strongly advised to make your application as soon as possible. Remember, you will need to reapply for your loans each year that you are training. 

Please also note that when you search for our courses on your Student Finance application, you will find them under the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama.

For Postgraduate Students
You may be eligible to apply for a Professional & Career Development loan. These can be used to pay for the majority of your tuition fees or be put towards your living costs. 

For more information or to get an application pack, call Next Step on 0800 100 900 or visit

Please note that this loan would only cover our MA Directing course.

LAMDA’s Scholarships & Bursaries scheme

You may also be eligible for assistance from LAMDA’s Scholarships & Bursaries scheme. 

Click here for more information. 

Conservatoire Scholarships scheme

Conservatoire Scholarships of up to £4,000 are available for all eligible students starting courses in 2015/16. 

Click here for more information about the Conservatoire Scholarship scheme. 

Non-EU International Students

Click here for information on funding for non-EU international students.

Other Useful Websites

Note: the websites and agencies listed are for your information and do not carry any endorsement from LAMDA.

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