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 2021, enabling recipients to benefit from a wide range of on-site and online short courses.
There are 25 courses eligible for Participation Bursaries in 2022. The full list of courses eligible for a Participation Bursary will be updated regularly as new courses are announced.
Please note that Participation Bursaries for Acting Summer School for ages 18+, and Acting Summer School for ages 12-15 will only be awarded to young people currently within the UK Care System, or recent Care Leavers.
The link to the application form can be found in the Participation Bursaries Guidance. Please ensure that you read this document before you submit an application. You will also need to gather the relevant evidence before you begin your application.