Fees & Finance: Undergraduate - Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Fees & finance

Undergraduate Course fees for 2024 entry

On these pages, ‘Home’ applies to nationals from the UK, Ireland and those who have EU Settlement Scheme status. ‘Overseas’ now applies to nationals of the EU, EEA and Switzerland as well as all other non-UK nationals.

£9,250* per year– Home students
£17,500* per year – Overseas students (Applicants may be able to apply for a bursary of up to £3,000).

* Course fees for our course may rise in line with inflation, as permitted by law

The School operates a Fee Policy. Please see the  Fees & Course Deposits Policy on the Policies & Procedures page

course information

Student Finance

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

Eligible Home fee-paying students are able to apply for a course fee loan to pay for fees and a maintenance loan to contribute towards living costs. Further details regarding eligibility and how to apply can be found at www.gov.uk/apply-online-for-student-finance.

If you are offered a place after your audition and plan to for a student loan you should provide the following information in the “about your course and university or college” section (section 4) of the application form:

  • University or College name and address – Northern School of Contemporary Dance (NSCD) 98 Chapeltown Road, Leeds LS7 4BH
  • UCAS (any section referring to a UCAS number) – n/a
  • Qualification that you expect to gain – BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance
  • Course Start Date – 09/2024
  • Course End Date – 07/2027
  • Course Length – 3
  • Course Year – 1
  • Course Fees – £9,250
  • Course Type – Full-time undergraduate

Please ensure that the loan has been approved by Student Finance England or its equivalent prior to the start of the course.

Associated costs when accepting a place on this course

An Acceptance Administration Fee of £100* is payable at the point of acceptance to offers made on all our courses. Full details will be provided within any offer letters that are issued. This fee, less any agreed deductible costs, is refundable upon successful completion of the first year of the course.

*A reduced Administration Fee of £50 is payable with acceptances from undergraduate applicants who applied for, and met the criteria, for a NSCD Application Fee Waiver. This fee, less any agreed deductible costs, is refundable upon successful completion of the first year of the course.

*The Administration Fee payment is not required from NSCD students progressing from the CertHE to the BA course.

A Course Fee Deposit of £1500 is payable by undergraduate students paying overseas fees or those students not obtaining a course fee loan through Student Finance England or its equivalent.  NSCD will require you to pay the deposit at the point of acceptance.  The deposit is deducted from the final instalment of your course fees. Course fee deposits are not normally refundable unless you exercise your right to cancel your contract under the Consumer Contract (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013 within 14 days of submitting the NSCD Acceptance Form.


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.

Northern School of Contemporary Dance does not have student accommodation connected to the school but we do facilitate a House Hunting Day and provide support and useful contacts for you to use when arranging your accommodation.

Find out more about Accommodation in Leeds.

Financial assistance

Full details of the types of financial assistance we offer can be found here.

Audition Fee Waivers

Audition fee waivers are available for UK applicants from low-income households who may struggle to find the funds to pay for an audition. Further information about the scheme can be found on our How to Apply pages.

Support for Care Leavers & Estranged Students

Applicants who are in care, foster care or care leavers are eligible for an audition fee waiver and additional maintenance support. The same support is offered to those who are adopted or estranged from their parents. If this applies to you, make sure to state this in your application.

Have a question?

For any queries, please contact NSCD Finance department:
T: 0113 219 3037
E: accounts.nscd@nscd.ac.uk