Want to start in 2017?


International and EU students can apply and audition remotely until March 31st 2017. This applies to Access to Higher Education, BA (Hons) and the MA in Dance and Creative Enterprise. Our VERVE applications are now closed for 2017 entry. Apply here.

EU applicants: Student Finance England has confirmed financial support for eligible EU nationals wishing to study in the UK from Autumn 2017. Full details are available on our News page.

NSCD is proud of the diversity of the students it attracts and over recent years 25 nationalities have been represented in our school with 30% of our total students joining us from outside the UK. Many of our teaching staff are also from outside of the UK. The diversity of cultures at the school enhances our creativity and broadens the learning experience on offer. At NSCD we are continually looking to identify opportunities for staff and students to increase their experience and awareness of different artistic approaches. We have a number of established international links with specialist dance departments and graduate companies in Europe and we are currently piloting an exchange programme with the Dance Department of the University of Utah. NSCD is also a founding member of the newly established European Dance Academies Network.
NSCD is a licensed Higher Education Institution (HEI) Tier 4 (general) sponsor. If you are offered a place at NSCD we will provide full details about the visa application process. Information about Tier 4 (general) student visas can be found at https://www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa/overview

Postgraduate International Applicants (from outside the UK/EU/EEA)
NSCD welcomes international applicants for our Postgraduate Company VERVE. Please note, however, that along with other conservatoire schools we are unable to accept applications from international students for the Postgraduate Apprenticeship Scheme pathway of our Postgraduate Diploma. This is due to the nature of the course being mainly ‘off-site’ and therefore does not allow us to meet our Tier 4 duties.


NSCD International Student Welcome and Orientation Days
All new students who are joining us from outside the UK are invited to attend the NSCD International Student Welcome and Orientation Days that are held just prior to the Induction Week at the start of the academic year.
Above all we are committed to ensuring that you are settled and ready to embark on your course at Northern School of Contemporary Dance.