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RAD bursaries, scholarships and competitions provide opportunities for young people to gain performance experience and to further their study and training.

Application forms and dates can be found on each individual bursary scheme on the left.

In addition to the bursaries outlined here, we award scholarships every year at our Summer School events, as well as scholarships linked to regional activities.

General bursary schemes

The Phyllis Bedells Bursary is one of our longest-established grants. This bursary is awarded to young dancers under 17 years of age who have passed the RAD Intermediate and Advanced 1 exams (Advanced 1 with Distinction) but have not entered for the Advanced 2 exam.

The Fiona Campbell Examinations Bursary is made possible as the result of a generous legacy left by the former RAD teacher, examiner, trustee and lifelong friend to the Academy. Teachers can apply for the bursary on behalf of deserving candidates, to the value of their next examination.

Bursaries for Genée applicants

The Genée International Ballet Competition is the RAD's best-known and most prestigious competition.

As of 2018, there are two bursary schemes to which Genée candidates from any country can apply. Each supports the cost of participating in the competition, a contribution towards travel costs and a contribution towards other costs related to competing:

Project b bURSARIES FOR boys

Project B is the RAD's campaign to celebrate and inspire male dancers. We have established a range of bursaries to support more boys to access dance:

Support us

The Royal Academy of Dance is always looking to create more opportunities for young dancers around the world. Visit the Support Us section to find out how to support a new bursary programme.