Bursaries & Financial Assistance - Northern School of Contemporary Dance
 

Bursaries & Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

Northern School of Contemporary Dance has five main strands of financial assistance for our students:

  • The NSCD Bursary
  • Tuition Fee Waivers
  • The Leverhulme Trust Awards
  • Care Leaver & Estranged Students Bursary
  • Refugee Bursary

The table indicates who is eligible for each strand of financial assistance:

UG – Undergraduate student

PG – Postgraduate student

 

Financial Assitance

More information

NSCD Income-Assessed Bursary

 

Who is eligible? 

Home fee-paying undergraduate students who are new to HE with a household income below £42,875*.

How to apply

NSCD will be able to access your household income via the Student Loans Company if you have been means-tested for a maintenance loan and you have clicked that you ‘consent to share’ your information. If we are unable to access the information we require, we will get in touch with each student on an individual basis to let them know what they need to do next.

Value

Between £500 – £1,000 – dependent on household income:

Bursary

 

Bursary type

Cash bursary

* Household income in all cases is based on income of parents unless the student is meets the independent student test (see link in Independent Student section below)

Fee Waiver

Students can apply for a fee waiver of up to £3,000 which is based on household income. If you would like to be considered for a fee waiver either before or after you accept your offer, please email the following information to accounts.nscd@nscd.ac.uk. We will then inform you if we are able to offer a bursary and, if so, what amount.

Required information:

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Course
  • Annual Household Income*: Please provide this amount and state the currency and whether gross or net. NSCD will later ask for documentary proof.
  • Additional Information: Please let us know if there is any additional information that you want to make us aware of.

The table below indicates the level of a Fee Waiver that may be given dependent on household income:

Fee Waivers

 

NSCD undergraduate students who are accepted on the NSCD MA Contemporary Dance Performance will be offered an additional fee waiver of £500 from their MA Course fees.

* Household income in all cases is based on income of parents unless the student is meets the independent student test (see link in Independent Student section below)

Leverhulme Trust Award

 

 

Leverhulme Living Allowance Bursaries

In addition to the NSCD Income-Assessed Bursaries and Fee Waiver we have the generous support of the Leverhulme Trust which enables us to make awards through their Arts Scholarships programme.

Living Allowance Bursaries have in the past supported students at NSCD with the following:

  • Monthly grocery vouchers
  • Funds towards basic living expenses
  • Free School Lunches during term time

Students can make an application for an academic year – see application form below.

 

Care Leaver & Estranged Bursary

Who is eligible?

Home fee-paying undergraduate students who meet the definition of a care leaver or estranged student

How to apply

Self-identify as a care leaver or estranged student and then a formal assessment will take place through NSCD

Value

£1,000 per year for each year of training.

Bursary type

Cash bursary

Further Information

Student Loans Company information:

Care Leavers

Independent Students

 

Refugee Bursary

Who is eligible?

All students who qualify as having one of the following legal statuses:

  • Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILD) holders
  • Humanitarian Protection holders
  • Refugees, i.e. those granted official ‘refugee’ status and the related leave to remain as evident from a UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) confirmatory letter

How to apply

Disclose status at application or any later stage and then a formal assessment will take place through NSCD.

Value

£1,000 per year for each year of training.

Bursary type

Cash bursary

Further Information

Student Action for Refugees

https://star-network.org.uk/ 

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding – especially charities – which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality.

The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. Northern School has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all students and staff to use. You can log on using your NSCD email address by visiting:  www.postgraduate-funding.com/gateway

If you are due to start as a student at NSCD and would like to access this resource you can contact us for a pin number which will allow you access. Please contact admissions@nscd.ac.uk

Leverhulme Trust - Making an application

Current students who require financial assistance or advice should contact Student Services on studentservices@nscd.ac.uk 

Applications for academic year 2024/25

Students can apply for Leverhulme Trust Financial Assistance for 2024/25 as soon as they have a confirmed offer for 2024/25. Students can expect to receive an outcome by 1 September 2024.

The deadline to apply for support in 2024/25 is 31 July 2024.

 

 

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