Funding & Scholarships

DANCE AND DRAMA AWARDS

Dance and Drama Awards Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) are scholarships funded by the Education Funding Agency and are awarded to students who display the most potential to succeed in the profession. Only students taking an approved Trinity College London qualification are eligible to apply for an award. Awards offer greatly reduced tuition fees and access to an income-assessed student support fund. For further information about the awards and eligibility, visit the DaDA website.

DaDAs are available in 2018/19 for new students starting courses as well as students who are continuing into their second or third year of study. Awards for new students will be income assessed for both school fees and maintenance on the basis of a national scale – with students from lower income families contributing less and those from higher income families contributing more. For more information please visit the DaDA website.

STUDENT LOANS

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at Mountview are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for undergraduate and postgraduate MA courses to be designated for the 2018-19 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in early 2018. Visit the HEFCE website for more information.

Students studying at Mountview and who are not in receipt of a Dance and Drama Award may be eligible to apply to the Student Loan Company for support. If awarded a DaDA, then students are not eligible for any part of a student loan.

Student loans are not available to students who have previously had a loan for another course, for international students. 

Please note the student loan does not cover the whole tuition fee. If you’re a full-time student you can apply for a tuition fee loan to cover your tuition fees and a maintenance loan to help with your living costs. The tuition fee loan covers the tuition fees you’re charged each year of your course. It’s paid directly to Mountview.

The maximum tuition fee loan typically available is £6,165. All full-time students can also apply for a maintenance loan to help with their living costs. The exact amount you can borrow will depend on:

  • your household income
  • where you live
  • when your start your course
  • what year of study you’re in
  • what help you get through the maintenance grant

Find out more about student finance

Postgraduate Loans

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at Mountview are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for undergraduate and postgraduate MA courses to be designated for the 2018-19 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in early 2018. Visit the HEFCE website for more information.

Find out more about postgraduate loans.

SCHOLARSHIPS & BURSARIES

There are a number of bursaries and scholarships available to the most gifted students and those facing financial hardship.

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funds musical theatre scholarships at renowned musical theatre colleges throughout the UK. The Scholarship is awarded on a combined basis of merit and financial need. 

The Foundation announces which colleges will receive a scholarship during the academic year. Auditionees will be informed if they will be eligible to apply during the audition process. 

LEVERHULME TRUST SCHOLARSHIP

The Leverhulme Trust funds one student each year on the full-time Foundation in Musical Theatre course. The Scholarship covers course fees and includes a maintenance grant.

PETER COXHEAD SCHOLARSHIPS

From 2017, incoming students to the Theatre Production Arts BA can apply for the Peter Coxhead Scholarship. The bursary will top up the student loan capacity of £6165 of one student for all three years of study, granting the remaining £2835 of the £9000 annual course fee.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a total family income under £70,000 per annum. Application forms to apply for the scholarship will be given to every student who has been offered a place on the course. The eligible student who has shown the most promise at interview will be awarded the scholarship.

THE LAURENCE OLIVIER BURSARY

The Society of London Theatre offers these annual bursaries to help 2nd year acting students facing financial difficulty in their final year of training. Mountview is invited to nominate two candidates to audition for this bursary.

LILIAN BAYLIS AWARD

The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation offers this annual bursary to help 2nd year acting students facing financial difficulty in their final year of training. Mountview is invited to put forward one candidate.

THE SIR JOHN GIELGUD CHARITABLE TRUST

Mountview is invited by The Sir John Gielgud Charitable Trust to nominate one 2nd year acting student facing financial difficulty in their final year of training.

SPOTLIGHT PRIZE

As a member of Drama UK, Mountview nominates one 3rd year graduating student to audition for the Spotlight Prize.

 

POSTGRADUATE SOLUTIONS

Postgraduate Solutions offer 13 bursaries across a number of subject areas for PG study. For more information and to apply visit postgrad.com 

 

 

Mountview is keen to increase the scholarship funding available to our students. Find out how to donate a scholarship.