Undergraduate maintenance loan for living costs

Eligible UK undergraduate students can receive a maintenance loan for living costs (online studies are not eligible for maintenance loans).

The loan is paid directly into your bank account at the start of term. You have to pay the loan back when your income is over the threshold amount.

Maintenance Loan Examples 2020 to 2021 Academic Year:

  • Living at home: Up to £7,747
  • Living away from home, outside London: Up to £9,203
  • Living away from home, in London: Up to £12,010
  • You spend a year of a UK course studying abroad: Up to £10,539

More information about student and maintenance loans can be found at the video below or on the Directgov website.

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Full-time UK students

Eligible UK Postgraduates can apply for a student loan for your tuition fees if:

  • You are a UK (‘home’) student;
  • You have not already completed a course at the same level (for example another MA degree)
  • Information about how much you can borrow, how to apply for the Postgraduate (Masters) loans can be found here: Master’s Loan – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).

Full-time international students

There are currently no scholarships or bursaries available for International Postgraduate programmes.

US Federal Loans

If you are a US citizen and would like to apply for a US Federal Loans, please note that Rose Bruford College is a recognized institution and you are eligible to apply for a US Federal Loan to fund your studies with us. For further information on this, please contact [email protected].

Bursaries and scholarships

RBC Bursary – UK Students

We will offer £600 financial support for each year of the course in the form of a bursary to all students who come from households below the median income level (£29,400). This information is provided to the student loan company who communicate it to our student services team so once confirmed you will be paid automatically in February (£300) and May (£300) if you are eligible.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship Is awarded to one individual who has applied to the BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programme. Please visit The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation website to check whether a scholarship will be available for the academic year you would be due to join the College.

The scholarship generously pays for the fees for the successful applicant.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. Please note students may be means-tested for scholarship eligibility. The Scholarship will cover course fees only (for the 3 years) and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

International Student Bursaries for Design, Management & Technical Arts Programmes

Each year, we award one bursary to an international student as they commence their study on an undergraduate programme within its Design, Management and Technical Arts (DMTA). The bursaries, with a value of £2,000 each year for three years (total £6,000) are part of the College’s commitment to making high-quality professional training and education in theatre and the entertainment industries available to students from anywhere in the world.

International students, who have international student fee status and have been offered a place on a DMTA programme may apply for the bursary before starting their studies with us.  If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

Funding opportunities for Foundation programmes

Acting Foundation Programmes

Please note that our Acting Foundation and Acting for Screen Foundation programmes are not eligible to be funded by Student Finance, therefore tuition fees must be paid directly from the student to the College. The tuition cost of each programme is listed on the course pages.

As these programmes are not eligible for Student Finance we offer a number of scholarships and bursaries as well as an early bird discount that you may be able to take advantage of.

The Stage Scholarship

Students will be able to apply for the Stage Scholarship for 2021-2022 which is the full course fee of £8,500 for our Sidcup Foundation Course ONLY (accommodation, theatre trips living costs, and travel not included).

Rose Bruford Foundation Bursaries

All of our regional Foundation Courses attract bursaries. The course fee for these courses is £6,200 and offer 24+ hours of contact teaching over 4 days (9.00-5.00) Bursaries of £3,000 a year will be awarded (with a maximum of 2 bursaries awarded per course) to successful students on one of our regional Foundation Courses in Edinburgh, Brighton, or Belfast.

Foundation Early Bird Discount

An award of £500 is available for tuition fees paid in full before 31st July 2021.

Disability Student Allowance (DSA)

Students with a disability, specific learning difficulty (SpLD) or mental health condition can apply for additional support from Student Finance in order to help them with their course. The support can be technical including software/laptop (contribution required) or personal support such as a Specialist Mentor or a Specialist one to one study skills tutor.

Our Specialist Support and Equality Officer can provide advice and support about the following:

  • Pre-application advice on the support available
  • Advice on Disabled Students Allowance

Contact details

Ros Platton, Specialist Support and Equality Officer

Telephone: 020 8308 2610

Email: [email protected]

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