Dance and Drama Awards (DaDA) are scholarships funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency and are awarded to students who display the most potential to succeed in the profession. Only UK/Republic of Ireland students taking an approved Trinity College London qualification are eligible to apply for an award. Students who are offered a DaDA are strongly recommended to register for the BA (Hons) Degree alongside the Diploma for an additional fee of £525. Both qualifications run simultaneously and there is no difference in the training delivered. EU Students will need to have been accepted to the EU Settlement scheme to be eligible to apply for funding. 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 2021/22 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.
If you are awarded a DaDA, you will not be eligible to apply for a Government Loan i.e. a tuition fee loan or maintenance loan through Student Finance.