Participation Bursaries — offered as part of our Access and Participation Plan — provide financial support to those living in low-income households, enabling participation in selected Short Courses by providing a full or half bursary* to cover the course costs. This is a fantastic opportunity to get a taste of conservatoire-style training and to find out what it is like to study at Guildhall School of Music & Drama. *Please note, half bursaries are only available for on-site courses.


full bursaries were awarded in 2022, enabling recipients to benefit from a wide range of on-site and online short courses.


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