Fees and Financial Support

Application fees

Application Fee for BA (Hons) and FdA Acting courses is £45 UNTIL 1ST JANUARY 2018. From 2ND JANUARY 2018 the cost will rise to £65

Application Fee for Technical Courses is £35

Application Fee for the MA International Acting course is £75

Please note that all application fees are non-refundable


Application Fee Waivers

The CDD are now able to offer a number of free audition/interview places across the Conservatoire schools. Places are offered on a first come basis and interested applicants must meet specific criteria. Please check the CDD website for further details on this page.



Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year:

Undergraduate - BA (Hons) and FdA Courses



BOVTS Scholarships and Bursaries:

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship – one full scholarship, all fees paid, awarded on the basis of talent for the 3 year BA (Hons) in Professional Acting – Click the link for course details

John Pitt Stage Management Scholarship - £3,000 per annum in each year of training towards tuition fees based on talent for the 3 year BA (Hons) in Professional Stage Management – click the link for course details

John Pitt Bursary - £4,000 towards tuition fees on the one year MA in Theatre Production Management awarded on the basis of talent – Click here for course details

Conservatoire Scholarship Scheme – up to a maximum of £4,000 per annum (cash or tuition fee discount) awarded on the basis of need or talent available on all undergraduate courses – Click this text to go to the CDD website in a new tab



EU Students

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The government has confirmed that EU students starting in 2017/18 and 2018/19 academic years will be eligible for home fee status. This means that they will be charged the same tuition fees as UK students throughout the duration of their course.

Current EU students who have been assessed as eligible to receive loans and/or grants from the Student Loans Company, will continue to receive these loans and grants until they finish their course. This will also apply to EU nationals who intend to begin studying from the autumn of 2018.

EU Student Finance

Please click here to download an EU Student Finance leaflet from Student Finance England for 17/18 - Download here!

Please click here to download an EU Student Finance guidance leaflet - Download here!

We will continue to update this web page whenever further information becomes available.


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