Fees and funding
FEES AND FUNDING
Tuition fees for UK/EU students applying for the BA (Hons) in Acting will be £9,250* (*subject to formal parliamentary approval and further increase in subsequent years in line with Government policy).
Fees are set by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD). The Conservatoire is a publicly-funded institution. This means that UK and EU students are eligible for government-sponsored loans and grants as well as financial aid provided by the Conservatoire and schools. Applications are direct to the school, not through UCAS, and this does not affect the ability to obtain financial support. Information about the fees for UK/EU students and the financial support available through the Conservatoire's Scholarship Scheme and through Government grants and loans can be found on the Conservatoire's website:
UK and EU FEESAs noted above, these will be not less than £9,000. RADA also welcomes applications from students who already hold a degree and has a number of places at the home/EU rate for such students. Second degree students are not eligible for government-sponsored loans or grants. They are eligible for RADA Scholarship support (see below for more information).
OVERSEAS TUITION FEESNon-EU international students are required to pay the full cost of their fee and living costs and made an offer of the basis of paying privately. However, all funding issues are discussed individually with each student once an offer has been made. Fees for 2017-18 have yet to be agreed, but will not be less than £17,700. Further information about fee rates for non-EU international students will be available from RADA and on the Conservatoire website, once agreed. Please check our website regularly for updates.
RADA charges an application fee for all courses. Our admissions process is not automated and may involve significant contact with an individual applicant. We do not refund application fees. Please see our Admissions Policy for further information.
FEE WAIVERS AND BURSARIES
UK or EU students who are coming to higher education for the first time, with a family income of less than £25,000 may be eligible for an audition fee waiver and for financial support with travelling to later-stage auditions or interviews.
RADA offers a number of fee waivers for lower-income applicants offered on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to inform us at the point of application that you wish to be considered for a fee waiver, based on your income, and we will ask you to provide evidence of that income. This is in addition to fee waivers offered by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama, which you may use at RADA or at another CDD school, see here. RADA fee waivers are only available for applicants applying to RADA.
All UK/EU new to HE students, at fourth round of the BA (Hons) Acting or an interview for the FdA Technical Theatre and Stage Management, who meet one of the following criteria may be considered for a travel bursary. The criteria are: You attended a state school AND one or more of the following:
- Your family income is less than £42,600 and your home address is in a neighbourhood with low participation (in accordance with the HEFCE Polar3 Postcode Check)
- Your household income is below £25,000
- You will be considered to be a care leaver when you begin your training
Home and EU students new to higher education can apply to Student Finance England / Wales, NI, or Student Awards Agency Scotland for a loan to cover their fees and be assessed for a maintenance grant depending on their personal or family income. Students who already have a degree are not eligible for maintenance loans and will need funding from other sources to pay for their living expenses. Graduates may be eligible to apply for a Career Development Loan which is available to all UK/EU students except those on the RADA Foundation Course in Acting. For more alternative sources of funding visit the CDD website.
RADA is committed to making its training available to students from all backgrounds and raises over £300,000 annually towards its Scholarship Fund. Once you have gained a place at RADA, if you are a UK/EU student, you will be invited to apply for a RADA Scholarship. This includes the scholarships offered by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. You apply once to RADA to be considered for both schemes and scholarships are available both for tuition fees and living expenses. Scholarships are offered on the basis of talent, potential and financial need, with the majority of awards going to students with an assessed family income of less than £42,600. This includes scholarships for students who already hold a degree from another institution.
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