Funding for Postgraduate Students

Headline Fees for 2023/24

  • Standard Full Time Home Fee £11,005
  • Standard Full Time Overseas Fee £24,970

Please note that these fees are subject to increase each subsequent Academic Year.

View the full fee schedule on the Fees and Funding Page.

Guildhall School Financial Assistance

The School offers various financial awards, including Guildhall School Scholarships. Information about this support is here .

There are no cash scholarships available for the PGCert in Performance Teaching. There are a limited number of partial tuition fee waivers, with priority given to Guildhall School Staff (including CYM and partnership Hubs) and those who are assessed as overseas fee level. 

Master's Student Loans

Government-backed postgraduate loans are available to help to help Master's students towards the cost of their tutition fees and living expenses. These are non-means tested, repayable postgraduate student loans similiar to those that are offered to undergraduate students. 

Each country in the UK offers a slightly different loan scheme. You should apply for a postgraduate loan from the country in which you are ordinarily resident. If you are continuing straight from undergraduate to postgraduate study this will be the country you lived in before university. 

If you are a new student joining Guildhall in 2023 and are resident in England you can borrow up to £12,167 for the entire length of your course. The loan is disbursed through the entire length of your course. 

For students with settled or pre-settled status, or Irish Nationals applications should be made to Student Finance England.

If you are from Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland you can also apply for funding. The amounts will differ depending on which devolved government provides. 

For more details please visit the government student loans website

Tuition Fee Payment Schedule

You will need to be prepared to pay your deposit and complete enrolment at Guildhall before the postgraduate loan is released to you. 

15th July 2023: To secure your place at Guildhall, a 15% tuition fees deposit is due by this date.

18th September 2023: 25% of your tuition fees is due on this date. Following confirmation of enrolment the first loan instalment is paid directly to the student's bank account by Student Finance England (SFE) or Student Finance Wales (SFW). 

8th January 2024: 30% of your tuition fees are due (students in receipt of the postgraduate loan are extended a grace period until the second loan disbursement has been received). 

8th January 2024: Second instalment of your loan released from SFE/SFW.

22nd April 2024: 30% of your tuition fees are due.

22nd April 2024: Third instalment released from SFE/SFW. 

GAM PG Loan Eligibility 2023.pdf

US Federal Loan

If you have been accepted on one of our Master's degree programmes and you are a US citizen, you may be able to apply for a US Federal Loan. This can help towards tuition fees and maintenance costs. 

However, if you are studying on the doctoral programme or on a non-degree course (e.g Artist Diploma or Advanced Certificate) these courses are not eligible to receive Federal Aid. You may, however be eligible for a private loan. 

For more information, please visit our US Federal Loans Page.

External Sources of Funding (all postgraduates)

Postgraduate students who are not able to find private sponsorship will need to find alternative means to fund their studies. The School expects you to take initiative in supporting your studies and advises you to apply to as many sources as possible. 

If you are applying for external funding you will need to check that the organisation does not already donate money to the School. 

A full list of current donors and supporters are here

For more information, please contact our Student Funding Officer at