Annual tuition fees for entry in 2017/18 are:

Access to Higher Education Diploma:
£4,000 – UK/EU students*
£6,000 – International students

Undergraduate:
£9,250**- UK/EU students
£17,500 – International students (Applicants may be able to apply for a bursary of up to £3,000)

Postgraduate:
£7,000 – UK/EU students
£17,500 – International students (Applicants may be able to apply for a bursary of up to £3,000)

Summer School Intensive Certificates of Professional Development:  £1,000 – UK/EU & International students (1 week duration per course)

  • Project Management (30 Credits – M Level) NSCD certificate of Professional Development
  • Marketing & Digital Representation (30 Credits – M Level) NSCD certificate of Professional Development

*This fee is not charged to UK and EU students aged under 19. Students aged between 19 and 24 who have not previously studied for a full level three qualification (i.e. the equivalent of 2 ‘A’ levels) may also be entitled to a fee waiver.

** Maybe subject to inflationary rise in 2018

Access to Higher Education Bursaries

If you meet UK residency criteria you may be eligible to apply for one of the following bursaries for the Access Course:

16-19 Residential Bursary Fund
If you have to relocate to Leeds away from your usual place of home to peruse your studies you may be eligible to receive a Residential Bursary. The Residential Bursary Fund can help with the cost of your term time accommodation. The college receives funding from the Education Funding Agency to help assist students with their accommodation costs. To apply you must be aged under 19 on the first day of your course, meet UK residency criteria as determined by the Education Funding Agency and your parental income needs to be financially assessed by the college to determine your eligibility.

16-19 Discretionary Bursary Fund
The college receives funding from the Education Funding Agency to help with education-related costs to pay for things like travel and educational equipment for your course. To apply you must be aged under 19 on the first day of your course, meet UK residency criteria as determined by the Education Funding Agency and your parental income needs to be financially assessed by the college to determine your eligibility.

19+ Residential Access Fund
The college receives funding from the Skills Funding Agency to help assist students with their accommodation costs. If you have relocated to Leeds and move away from your usual place of home you may be eligible for a Residential Bursary to help with your term-time accommodation costs. To apply you must be aged 19-24 on the first day of your course, meet UK residency requirements set by the Skills Funding Agency and your parental income needs to be financially assessed by the college to determine your eligibility.

19+ Discretionary Learner Support Fund
The college receives funding from the Skills Funding Agency to help assist students with essential course realted equipment and travel costs. To apply you must be aged 19-24 on the first day of your course, meet UK residency requirements set by the Skills Funding Agency and your parental income needs to be financially assessed by the college to determine your eligibility.

Access Course School Meal Application Form 2016-17
If you are aged between 16 and 18 on the 31st August 2016, you may be eligible for free school meals. If you are aged between 19 and 25 and are subject to a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) you may also be entitled to a free school meal if you meet the eligibility criteria. Please send an email to accounts@nscd.ac.uk for more information and an application form.

Assessment and Payment
All bursary applications need to be submitted to the Finance Department by the first day of the course. You will be informed if you have been successful in your application by the end of the first week of term after you have enrolled. Payment will be made on a weekly basis excluding holidays, spread equally over the course.

If you require any further information about the bursaries please contact the Finance Department on accounts@nscd.ac.uk.

Financial Assistance for the BA(Hons) programme

Information about the financial support available for the BA (Hons) can be found through the Conservatoire’s Scholarship Scheme and through government grants and loans can be found on the Conservatoire’s website. This information can also be downloaded in PDF format, in the Conservatoire’s booklet here.

Despite NSCD not accepting applications via UCAS, we are a Higher Education Institution and our undergraduate students are entitled to the same financial assistance as students at UK Universities. This support includes government-sponsored loans and grants.

Eligibility and Applications for Conservatoire Scholarships

The Conservatoire offers a range of Scholarships for the BA (Hons). If you wish to be considered for a Conservatoire Scholarship, please indicate this on your application to NSCD. In addition, you should complete an application to Student Finance England or its equivalent as early as possible. You can apply for income assessments from Student Finance England even if you are not eligible for a loan. The Conservatoire uses household income to determine the level of support for some of its Scholarships.

Living Expenses

In addition to scholarships and student loans, many students at NSCD supplement living expenses by undertaking part-time work. This is fairly easy to come by in Leeds, and some work for students is offered by the School itself.

Further information

For any further queries, please contact NSCD Finance department T: 0113 219 3037