Student Finance & Scholarships
Students studying on our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance course may qualify for financial assistance in the form of tuition and maintenance loans from the Student Loans Company. To be eligible for student funding from the Student Loans Company, you must be studying on a qualifying course at a recognised Higher Education Provider. Our BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Performance course fulfils this requirement by being registered with the Office for Students (OfS).
Students can apply for a maximum tuition fee loan amount of up to £7,200 through Student Finance England. Please note, the tuition loan does not cover the complete tuition fee, and will be paid directly to us.
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You may also be able to apply for maintenance loan support to help with living costs. The amount you can borrow may vary depending on your household income, where you live, course start, year of study, and any other support that you may currently receive.
Please note: Student Finance Northern Ireland currently lends a maximum of £4,710 per academic year for any Northern Irish student wishing to study at the ICMT.
We believe that anyone with talent and potential should have the opportunity to pursue a successful career in theatre, without their circumstances serving as a barrier to entry. Our scholarships are intended to provide support to students who have decided to take out a student loan but are struggling to fund their full tuition fees.
Scholarships are means-tested, and awards vary year-on-year, depending on individual circumstances and funds available. Not all applicants will be successful in securing funding. Students must apply each year, as scholarships are awarded annually and are not guaranteed for the full duration of study.
If you have any questions or would like more information on any of the above, please email email@example.com.
Alternative funding options
Many students need additional financial assistance to cover the gap between their tuition loan and the outstanding tuition fees. It might be worthwhile to consider some suggestions, such as:
- Community fundraising: Creating fundraising page on platforms such as JustGiving and GoFundMe is a great way to raise funds among friends, family and your community.
- Local groups and businesses: Reach out to community groups from your local area or networks to see if they would offer assistance. Also consider local businesses that could offer support or sponsorships.
- Charities: Some charities require you to apply directly to them. Try Turn2Us to search for grants.
- Working: We understand that you may need a part-time job support your living costs while you study. It's important to maintain a balance between your studies and any part-time work you may take. Typically, your evenings and weekends are free (except during performance periods), however we advise not to work excessively and exhaust yourself. You will need to spend some of your free time preparing work for your studies.