Fees & Funding

Explore options for funding your studies.

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Student Finance & Scholarships

Student Finance

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 info@theicmt.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: