Scholarships and bursaries

Get all the info about how you can apply for a supported placement.

We believe talent should never be held back

Here at LAMDA, we believe that the arts should be accessible to everyone. That’s why it’s our mission to bring the world of dramatic arts to as many people as possible.  

This means we’re looking to shake up the performing arts industry as a whole - nurturing talented professional artists who are from all walks of life and reflect the world that we live in

Through our work in schools and communities, we’re helping those who may not normally dream about a rewarding career in the creative industries - on or off stage.

LAMDA’s Scholarships & Bursaries scheme 

This scheme means that talented people can access our world-class training, regardless of their financial background. It aims to provide vital support for existing students who would otherwise struggle to complete their course due to financial pressure.

A scholarship is support from an individual, company or trust whereas a bursary is support that is provided by LAMDA.

Without this bursary I wouldn’t have been able to come to LAMDA, let alone complete the course. Coming to LAMDA has been the best experience of my life so far, and one that I am grateful for every day.

2017/18 scholarship recipient

UK and EU students

We currently support one in five students on our undergraduate courses, and we award over £330,000 annually in means-tested scholarships and bursaries towards tuition fees and living costs. Our Scholarships & Bursaries Scheme is funded solely through donations from generous individuals as well as trusts and foundations. 

International students

US applicants for the MA Classical Acting for the Professional Theatre may be eligible to apply for the Fulbright-John Wood LAMDA Award to cover tuition fees and help with maintenance costs. Learn more on the Fulbright website.