Guildhall School Scholarships and Other Funding
Guildhall School Scholarships
The School is deeply committed to equality of opportunity and students are admitted solely on the basis of merit. In light of this, the School does its best to ensure that no student who is offered a place on merit is prevented from taking up that place on grounds of financial hardship and so a range of financial support is offered. However, the School also expects all students to plan for, and manage, the financing of their studies effectively during their studies.
The School offers a wide range of scholarships to students regardless of domicile. These awards are supported by a variety of external donors including City Livery Companies, grant-making trusts and foundations, businesses and individuals. A scholarship award may be made to cover either the full cost of tuition fees or a fraction of them, and may include an element for maintenance. Awards are made by academic staff to individuals on the basis of their talent, their potential and their personal financial need. The School awards in excess of £2million per annum to such eligible students.
Applicants may be considered for a scholarship at audition and a scholarship may be given along with an offer of a place at the School. All students who accept a place at the School can also apply for scholarship support. Further details about eligibility and how to apply for a scholarship will be provided once you have accepted an offer from the School.
All scholarships must be applied for on an annual basis. Continuing students who were previously given a scholarship will need to apply for each year that they are enrolled at the school.
Full Scholarship Terms and Conditions (PDF, 67Kb)
Guildhall Access Bursary
UK Undergraduate students who qualify as care leavers, or estranged students (who have no contact or support from their parents) and independent students on low incomes will be able to apply for the Guildhall Access Bursary for 2017/18. Bursaries of between £3,000 and £5,000 a year will be given (with a maximum of 10 bursaries awarded). Students will be expected to provide evidence to support their eligibility for this award and will be expected to reapply each year. For further details and how to apply, please see the Access Bursary Policy.
School Hardship Fund
The School endeavors to support students who find themselves in financial difficulties. Under normal circumstances students are expected to have arranged sufficient funding prior to the commencement of their programme. However, if a student experiences an unforeseen change of circumstances they may qualify for an award to help them overcome their immediate financial difficulties.