In fulfilling the Academy’s ethos in ensuring that every student from all backgrounds has the opportunity to access training, Urdang has a number of funding options available to support those students who may require additional financial assistance. Funding awards are allocated to some eligible students following successful auditions.
Course fees for 2019/20 are as follows:
BA (Hons) in Professional Dance and Musical Theatre
Diploma in Professional Dance or in Musical Theatre
Foundation in Dance and Musical Theatre
Funding & Awards
Tuition Fee Loan (Degree)
If you’re from the UK or EU and you’re applying for a Degree for the first time, you don’t have to pay for your course upfront. You can get a Government loan to pay your tuition fees. Our Degree is validated by Anglia Ruskin University and you can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan that’ll cover the cost of this course. Visit www.gov.uk/student-finance to get started. The money is paid directly to the university every semester. You won’t have to repay anything until the April after you graduate, and even then you’ll only pay 9% of any earnings over £25,000 a year. The UK Government has confirmed that EU students starting a course in 2019/20 will continue to be eligible for student loans for the duration of their course even if the UK exits the EU during that period.
If you would rather not take out a Tuition Fee Loan, you can pay your tuition fees directly to the university. As well as a Tuition Fee Loan, you may be eligible for a Maintenance Loan, which helps with living costs
Urdang Fee Reduction (Diploma)
We are committed to training talented students regardless of background and personal circumstances. In the last academic year, Urdang provided over £600,000 of its own funds to students to allow their talents to be developed. This funding is available on a case-by-case basis for students on Diploma or Foundation Courses. This funding is means-tested and candidates are awarded at the discretion of the audition panel.
Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) (Diploma)
Urdang Academy is one of the leading performing arts training providers in the UK and is subsequently part of the Government’s DaDA scheme, administered by the ESFA (Education and Skills Funding Agency). Urdang is allocated award funding for students each year.
Means-tested DaDAs are awarded to the most talented students who have demonstrated potential employability at their funding/recall audition. New students who are offered awards will be funded to the end of their course.
Income assessment of the awards means that support for students from low-income households increases the lower the income. For example, a student who is offered an award based upon their funding audition and whose annual household income is under £30,000 will pay no fees for their course. If their household income is under £21,000 they will also receive up to a maximum of £5,185 per annum in a grant to help with living costs.
This information is correct at the time of publishing. Students will be notified of any changes.
For more details please see: www.gov.uk/dance-drama-awards
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Performing Arts Scholarship for (Diploma)
The Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation fund 10 new Musical Theatre course scholarships each year at renowned musical theatre colleges throughout the UK.
These scholarships are known as ‘The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarships’ and are awarded by the schools as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. Please note students will be means-tested for scholarship eligibility.
Scholarships are awarded for course fees only and no maintenance grants will be given.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is advised by David Grindrod in the selection of scholarship courses and students.
Please note that applications for the scholarship made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.
Advanced Learner Loan (Diploma)
You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of a Diploma course at Urdang. Loan eligibility does not depend on your income and there are no credit checks. You must be aged 19 or over before the course commences.
To check if you are eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan please visitwww.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan
You may also be eligible for money from the Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Fund if you need help with some costs while studying, for example childcare, travel or trips related to your course.