Following the announcement of agreements between the government's Office for Fair Access and universities across England, the tuition fees for all UK and EU students starting undergraduate courses at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance from September 2012 will be £9,000 per year (increasing in line with inflation for subsequent years, and subject to approval).
Parliament recently voted in favour of lifting the cap on tuition fees to a maximum of £9,000 per year from September 2012. But along with higher tuition fees, the amount of public money that universities receive from the government to cover the cost of teaching is going to be substantially reduced. As a result, the rise in tuition fees will make up part of that loss and ensure that funding can be invested in access, widening participation and providing a high quality experience for our students.
Eligible students will not have to pay anything up front for their tuition fees. Instead, the cost of tuition can be met by tuition fee loans which students will only start to repay once they have left their course and are earning over £21,000. Repayments will be 9 per cent of income above £21,000, so the amount repaid each month will depend on earnings. Someone earning £25,000 per annum would make repayments of just £30 per month. If you haven’t paid off the loan after 30 years, your loan will be written off.
Financial Support, National Scholarship Scheme and Bursaries
Tuition Fee loans
Eligible UK or EU undergraduate students no longer need to pay tuition fees upfront as they will be eligible for a Tuition Fees Loan. This loan covers the cost of their course and will be paid directly to the College by the Student Loan Company.
If you are an EU student from outside the UK, Please refer to the guidance on the DirectGov website.
Full-time UK students will be entitled to a non-repayable maintenance grant of up to £3,250 towards living costs such as food, accommodation and travel. If their household income (including your parents’ or partner’s income) is below £25,000 per annum they will be entitled to the full grant. Students from families with incomes up to £42,600 will be entitled to a partial grant.
Student Loans for Living Costs
Eligible UK students can receive loans for living costs of up to £4,375 (if you live at home) or up to £7,675 (for those living away from home and studying at a university or college in London).
More information can be found on the Directgov website.
National Scholarships Scheme (NSP)
The College will be offering a limited number of scholarships from September 2012. In order to qualify, candidates will need to be nominated by one of a number of partner organisations. Scholarships will be worth £3000 for each of three years, as a combination of fee discount, and a tailored package of equipment and expenses support. How support is allocated will be negotiated on the basis of need with each recipient. Any financial payment will be limited to a maximum of £1000. Students receiving the NSP will be ineligible for the RBC Bursary.
For 2012, the College will continue to offer its £1800 cash bursary to students with household income below £25000, operated through the Student Loans Company. The Bursary recipients will be eligible to receive £450, £900, £450 respectively for their three years of the full-time studies at RBC.
For many students this is their first time managing their own money, and it is important that you plan and manage your finances realistically. Martin Lewis also has a very useful tool to help you realistically budget your finances: http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/banking/Budget-planning
Please note, eligibility for student finance can be affected by some other factors, too – for example, previous study or studying for equal or lower qualifications. For further information and advice, please contact the Admission Office
£9,000 per annum
£45 (BA (Hons) Acting and Actor Musicianship programmes only)
For details of tuition fees for the MPhil
and PhD programmes starting in 2012, please contact Paul Fryer, at
Tuition (Acting Part-time)
£450 per term
Distance learning students
Students on the College’s distance learning programmes pay a fee for each module taken. Please contact the College for more information. Information on part-time student support is available
Available to domestic and international students.
For new overseas students starting in September 2012/13 the annual tuition fees over the duration of the programme will be:
Full-time undergraduate and postgraduate programmes: £16,000
Full-time Masters Programme
£16,000 (bursary available)
International Semester (2):
£8,000 per semester*
Each year the College sets aside a small amount of money from the College budget to assist students from overseas with the payment of fees. Application forms are available from the International Officer.
Non credit bearing Part-time Theatre Arts course and Young People’s Theatre Workshops
Students on Part-time Theatre Arts
evening course and Young People’s Theatre Workshops pay a fee for each term. For details of tuition fees and information, please contact
For details of information and fees for Summer Schools, please contact
Paying your fees
Paying Fees Direct to the College
For students that have chosen not to have a Tuition Fee Loan, tuition fees can be paid in either of the following ways:
– Full payment at the start of the academic year by cheque, banker’s draft, bank transfer or credit/debit card
– In two instalments, with half the fees due prior to the commencement of the programme, and the balance by the start of the second semester by cheque, banker’s draft, bank transfer or credit/debit card.
Please make cheques payable to Rose Bruford College.
Credit and Debit Cards
Bank transfers can be sent direct from your bank to Rose Bruford College’s bank account, details are as follows:
HSBC Bank plc
38 High Street
Kent DA1 1DG
Account Name: Rose Bruford College
Account Number 81393669
Sort Code 40-19-04
The full name and programme details of the student for whom the fee is being paid must accompany payment.
Please note that it can take up to two weeks to receive a bank transfer, therefore please make sure that you send the money in plenty of time to meet any deadlines. Bank charges may be deducted from the payment received into the College’s bank account and you will be responsible for any underpayment of tuition fees as a result of this. In order to avoid underpayment of tuition fees, you must arrange for the bank charges to be paid at the time of transfer from your own bank account.
In 2008, the Government began to phase out funding for UK/EU students studying for a qualification that is equivalent to, or of a lower level than, one they already held.
This means that if you already hold a Master’s degree, for example, but wish to study for a Bachelor’s degree you may no longer be entitled to pay the Home/EU fees. The same applies if you wish to study
for an equivalent qualification.
It affects all home and EU students no matter when or where their current qualifications were gained. This includes qualifications gained outside
of the United Kingdom.
Undergraduate or Postgraduate ELQ fees will be the same as those charged to International students.
Please note that students who are in receipt of a Disabled Students Allowance from UK Government Student Support Funding are exempt from the ELQ policy.
Disclosure of ELQs
Students are required to disclose details of all qualifications they hold at the point of application in order that a proper assessment of fee status can be made. The College will take action to reclaim fees retrospectively from registered students who are undercharged, if such undercharging is the result of the applicant failing to provide complete or accurate qualifications data on which their fee status was based, or as a result of a failure of the applicant to disclose the ELQ status when asked to do so.