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Fees and funding

Fees and funding
Knowing how much your programme of study is going to cost, and how you might pay, is a very important part of the application process.

A message to EU students following the European Union Referendum

The UK’s Prime Minister triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty on 29 March 2017 signifying the formal start of the two-year negotiation for the terms of Britain’s exit from the European Union. The UK will remain a member of the EU for the next two years and that there will be no immediate changes to the circumstances of European citizens living, studying and working here in the UK.

The UK Government has recently announced that students applying for entry in September 2019/20 will be eligible to apply for the same funding and support as current EU students and this eligibility will continue throughout their programme, even if the programme concludes after the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Please continue to monitor this page for further updates after 29 March 2019.

The following information relates to fees for entry in September 2019 or January 2020. 

STUDYING AT THE RAD, LONDON

Programme Fees 2019/20
BA (Hons) Ballet Education
  • UK/EU students: £6,945 per academic year
  • International students: £11,770 per academic year
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment
  • £60 audition fee is payable if you are invited to audition for this programme


Typical Programme Costs

Recurring Costs (for programme duration)

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £460-£660
  • Travel to and from RAD and Placements £1,275-£3,670 (dependent on student's term time address)
  • Accommodation £620-£1230 pcm or £7,440-£14,760 per annum depending on the choice of accommodation (individual room, sharing a flat etc)

One-off costs (for programme duration)

  • Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300
  • Additional programme resources £150-£250
Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance
  • £1,730 per module
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment for those who are not currently on programme
  • A discount per module is available for students and graduates of an RAD programme


Typical Programme Costs

Recurring Costs (for programme duration)

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £75-£175

One-off costs (for programme duration)

  • 5-week programme Accommodation rental £620-£1,230 pcm or hotel costs £500-£1,500
  • 5-week programme Travel £120-£175 (dependent on student's address)
  • 5-week programme Subsistence £125-£850 (dependent on accommodation choice)
  • Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300
  • Additional programme resources £100-£250
Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching with UK Qualified Teacher Status
  • UK/EU students: £6,945 for the academic year
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment
  • £60 audition fee is payable if you are invited to audition for this programme
  • UK students may be eligible for a maintenance loan or grant

Typical Programme Costs
Recurring Costs (for programme duration)

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £150-£350
  • Travel to and from Placement School between £50-£200 per week (cost varies on location of placement and trainee’s term time address)
  • Accommodation whilst on placement up to £300 per week (depending on trainee’s term time address)

Compulsory study visits and placement costs (for the programme duration)

  • Study visits/trips £10-£100 (depending on trainee’s term time address)
Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma
  • £6,900 for the duration of the programme (London)
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment
  • £60 interview fee (including video submission)

Typical Programme Costs
Recurring Costs (for programme duration)

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £150-£300

One-off costs (for programme duration)

  • 3-month programme Accommodation rental £620-£1,230 pcm or hotel £5,000 (dependent on country of residence)
  • 3-month programme Study Period Travel £250-£450 (dependent on student's address)
  • 3-month programme Study Period Subsistence £300-£1,700 (dependent on accommodation choice)
  • Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300
  • Additional programme resources £100-£250

Compulsory study visits and placement costs (for the programme duration)

  • Compulsory study visits/trips £10-£75
 Professional Dancers' Teaching Diploma (China)
  •  Fee available from the National Office
  • £60 interview fee (including video submission)

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DISTANCE LEARNING (FULL-TIME)

Programme     Fees 2019/20    
Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education
  • £6,425 per academic year (New students)
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment
Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education
  • £6,425 per academic year (New students)
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment
BA (Hons) Dance Education
  • £6,425 per academic year (New students)
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment

Typical Programme Costs
(BADE, DiplHE: DE, CertHE: DE)

Recurring Costs for programme duration

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £50-£100

 One-off costs for programme duration

  • 5-day Intensive Study Seminar Accommodation £350-£600
    (depending on country of residence)
  • 5-day Intensive Study Seminar Travel £30-£1,000 (depending on country of residence/student's accommodation address)
  • 5-day Intensive Study Seminar Subsistence £10-£100 (depending on accommodation choice)
  • Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300
  • Additional programme resources £150-£250
BA (Hons) Dance Education Access Module £635

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DISTANCE LEARNING (PART-TIME)

Programme Fees 2019/20
Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education
  • £6,425 per academic level (New students)
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment
Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education
  • £6,425 per academic level (New students)
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment
BA (Hons) Dance Education
  • £6,425 per academic level (New students)
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment

Typical Programme Costs
(BADE, DiplHE: DE, CertHE: DE)
Recurring Costs for programme duration

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £50-£100

 One-off costs for programme duration

  • 5-day Intensive Study Seminar Accommodation £350-£600 (depending on country of residence)
  • 5-day Intensive Study Seminar Travel £30-£1,000 (depending on country of residence/student's accommodation address)
  • 5-day Intensive Study Seminar Subsistence £50-£100 (depending on accommodation choice)
  • Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300
  • Additional programme resources £150-£250
Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies – UK students
  • £6,000 for the duration of the programme
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment

Typical Programme Costs
Recurring Costs for programme duration

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £50-£150
  • Travel to and from Mentor Placement School £5-£15 per day

One-off costs for programme duration

  • 10-day Intensive Study Period Accommodation £500-£1000 (dependent on accommodation choice)
  • 10 day Intensive Study Period Travel dependent on location £60-£300
  • 10-day Intensive Study Period Subsistence £100-£200 (dependent on accommodation choice)
  • Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300
Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies – International students

International students CBTS tuition fees  

2020 International fees will be set in early 2019.

Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies – UK and International students
  • £6,000 for the duration of the programme.
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment.

Typical Programme Costs
Recurring Costs for programme duration

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £150-£300
  • Travel to and from Mentor Placement School £5-£15 per day

One-off costs for programme duration

  • Additional Reading Resources £120

Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (Berlin)

 

Professional Dancers' Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (Sydney)

  • €7,200 for the academic year
  • £120/€145 registration fee on enrolment
  • £60 interview fee (including video/written submission)

 

  • $9,900 (Aus)
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment
  • £60 interview fee (including video/written submission)

Typical Programme Costs  (dependent on programme location)
Recurring Costs for programme duration

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £150-300
  • Travel to and from Mentor Placement School £5-£15 per day

One-off costs for programme duration

  • 5-day Induction Accommodation £350-£600 (depending on country of residence)
  • 5-day Induction Travel £30-£1,000 (depending on country of residence/student's accommodation choice)
  • 5-day Induction Subsistence £50-£100 (depending on accommodation choice)
  • 4-week Intensive Study Period Accommodation £600-£1,500 (dependent on country of residence/accommodation choice)
  • 4-week Intensive Study Period Travel £250-£800 (dependent on country of residence/accommodation choice)
  • 4-week Intensive Study Period Subsistence £200-£600 (dependent on country of residence/accommodation choice)
  • Syllabus Books/CDs/DVDs £100-£300
  • Additional programme resources £100-£250

 

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching)

Access Module £635

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching)



Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dance Teaching)



Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Dance Teaching)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • £6,850 for the duration of the programme
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment

  • £5,145 for the duration of the programme
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment

  • £3,435 for the duration of the programme
  • £120 registration fee on enrolment

 

Typical Programme Costs
(MAE, PG Dipl, PG Cert)
Recurring Costs for programme duration

  • Dancewear & equipment as required £150-£300

One-off costs for programme duration

  • 5-day Induction Accommodation £350-£1,500 (dependent on country of residence/accommodation choice)
  • 5-day Induction Travel £30-£2,000 (dependent on country of residence/accommodation choice)
  • 5-day Induction Subsistence £50-£100 (dependent on country of residence/accommodation choice)
  • Additional programme resources £120-£200

 RAD Access Routes

  • Fees vary dependent on international partnership institution. Contact the course leader at your institution for further information.

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How to Pay

Guidance and information regarding methods of payment during the 2018/19 academic year is available in the How to Pay  document.  The 2019/20 How to Pay document will be available in due course.

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Financing your studies

Whichever programme of study you choose, you will need to plan for the financial side of your studies.  In the following, we try to give some indication of which fees and expenses you are likely to expect. 

Even if you receive maintenance support from the UK government or a sponsor, the first payment to you may not be in time for you to cover accommodation or travel costs.  For any type of study, it may be useful for you to prepare a budget and to start saving for your studies well ahead of time. 

Before the start of your programme, our Finance Department or, if you are a CBTS student, your national RAD office, will send you an invoice for the tuition fees by email.  The Terms and Conditions for your programme of study are below.  It is your responsibility to make sure your fees and all expenses relating to your programme are paid in full and on time.

For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS).  The OfS is the new independent regulator for higher education in England and all higher education providers need to register with the OfS for their students to be eligible for student support in the 2019-20 academic year.  The OfS started publishing providers on its Register from July 2018. We have made an application to register and expect a decision by the end of September 2018.  No provider will be able to confirm whether student support is available until it has a decision from the OfS.  Visit www.officeforstudents.org.uk for more information.

Should you apply for student loans for Higher Education from the UK government, please ensure that you send Registry the relevant confirmation ahead of your first day of study.  You will find further information and advice on the availability and application process for student loans on the government’s student finance pages.

Some of our professional qualifications are listed under the name of the RAD on the register of training organisations maintained by the Skills Funding Agency.  You may be able to apply for a  Professional and Career Development Loan.  You can also contact the National Careers Service telephone helpline: 0800 100 900.

We also have a limited number of bursaries and scholarships available to students, one of which is the Iris Truscott Scholarship, which is awarded to a Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies graduate and Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance student in support and encouragement of their continued professional development as ballet teachers. To find out more about Iris Truscott and the Trust created in her name, please download her biography.

If someone else sponsors you and pays all or part of the tuition fee for you, please let us know if your sponsor requires a separate invoice.  You are responsible for payment in case your sponsor does not pay your tuition fee. 

Graduates of the Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies may apply for a place on BA (Hons) Dance Education and enter the programme at FHEQ Level 5.  BADE tuition fees will be charged for the relevant levels of study.  For FHEQ Level 5, the part-time tuition fee for the academic year will be charged, i.e. 50% of the full-time fee for the academic year and level.  For FHEQ Level 6, the full tuition fee will be charged either for full-time or part-time study.  Before the end of Semester 2 of studying FHEQ Level 5, students should inform Registry whether they would like to study FHEQ Level 6 full-time or part-time so that the appropriate tuition fee amount can be invoiced. 

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Assessment Fees

If you are to re-take an assessment, a re-sit fee per failed module applies. The re-sit fee for re-taking a failed module without attendance is currently £100 per module, irrespective of how many individual assessment elements are re-taken. It is the same fee per module for all programmes of study. From the academic year 2018/19, the re-sit fee without attendance will increase to £150 per module for all students.

The re-sit fee for re-taking a failed module with attendance is based on the individual cost of the module. For details, please contact Registry. Please refer to the Attendance Policy for information on re-sitting with or without attendance.

Students on all programmes normally pay the re-sit fee in Pound Sterling to RAD headquarters in London. Distance-learning students in Germany enrolled on the Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies or the Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate pay the re-sit fee in Euros to RAD Germany directly. 

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graduate discounts

Faculty of Education graduates who go on to study for a postgraduate award delivered by the Royal Academy of Dance or further study of an RAD award can benefit from a 10% reduction in tuition fees.

The 10% discount is available for students who start their programme of study on or after 1 August 2018 and will be applied to their tuition fees for the full duration of the programme. To find out if you are eligible for a discount for further study, please read the Graduate Discounts   criteria.

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UNDERGRADUATE LOANS (Home/EU students)

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at alternative providers are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for the BA (Hons) Ballet Education and the BA (Hons) Dance Education (including the Diploma of Higher Education: Dance Education and the Certificate of Higher Education: Dance Education) to also be designated for the 2018-19 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in 2018. 

Visit the HEFCE website for more information on specific course designation, eligibility for undergraduate and postgraduate student support, disabled students' allowance and the HEFCE Register.

POSTGRADUATE LOANS (HOME/EU STUDENTS RESIDENT IN ENGLAND)

For students to be eligible for SLC funding, they must be studying a designated course. Courses at alternative providers are designated each year by the Department for Education. We have made an application for the Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) to be designated for the 2018-19 academic year. We expect this process to be completed in 2018.

Visit the HEFCE website for more information on specific course designation, eligibility for undergraduate and postgraduate student support, disabled students' allowance and the HEFCE Register.

Postgraduate Master's Loan application service

Students in England and Wales starting a postgraduate Master’s courses from 1 August 2018 can apply now for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan.

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online.

English-domiciled students should apply at www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Welsh-domiciled students should apply at www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Electronic Signatures

English and Welsh-domiciled students applying online for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan in academic year 2018/19 will now submit their Online Terms and Conditions (OTC) via their online account with an Electronic Signature (E-Signature).

E-Signatures remove the need for students to send forms in the post and reduces the time it takes to process and assess students' funding applications.

Continuing Students

Students only need to apply once for the Postgraduate Master’s Loan as the application and funding is for the whole of their programme. Students who will be entering a second, third or fourth year of study will receive a letter from the Student Loans Company (SLC) confirming their payments for academic year 2018/19.

Resources

The SLC has created a range of resources for  students in relation to what they can get, how they apply and what evidence they need to complete their application. Please see the links below:

https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/practitioners/resources.aspx

https://www.practitioners.slc.co.uk/supporting-materials/

Find out more about postgraduate loans.

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International Students

If you are from outside the EU and none of the above applies to you, you will be eligible for International fee status. Note that this fee status can apply to UK passport holders who are living abroad, although some exceptions apply.

To help international students plan and manage their money for studies in the UK, Brightside has developed The International Student CalculatorThis features:

  • an interactive budget builder to help students work out their income and expenditure
  • important advice about essentials like getting insurance and NHS treatment
  • case studies of other international students sharing their money-saving tips

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Financial Terms and Conditions of our programmes of study and modules are below and provide you with information on deadlines if you find yourself in a position that means that you cannot continue with your studies and would like to suspend temporarily or withdraw completely.  If you suspend or withdraw from your programme, you may still be required to pay your tuition fees. You can view our Refund Policy (for university-validated programmes) here .

Programmes of Study:

BA (Hons) Ballet Education 

BA (Hons) Dance Education (full-time) 

BA (Hons) Dance Education (part-time) 

Postgraduate Certificate in Education: Dance Teaching with Qualified Teacher Status 

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) 

Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies  

Diploma in Dance Teaching Studies  

Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance 

Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma 

Professional Dancers’ Postgraduate Teaching Certificate (Australia) 

Stand-alone modules:

Undergraduate Foundation Module 

BA (Hons) Dance Education Access Module 

Master of Arts in Education (Dance Teaching) Access Module  

RAD Access Route – The Boston Conservatory at Berklee  

RAD Access Route – Queensland University of Technology  

RAD Access Route – Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts 

Hardship and Bursary Funding

We are committed to providing support to students who wish to develop their skills and knowledge by beginning or continuing with existing study. The limited bursaries and hardship funds that we have available will assist those most in need, to ensure the widest participation of students in our programmes.

The Hardship and Bursary Funding Policy with information on hardship support and available bursaries can be found under Policies and Procedures. Please use the application form appropriate to your chosen bursary:

PROJECT B BURSARY FUNDING

Project B is a range of initiatives that aim to widen access to dance for boys and to encourage them to take up ballet or encourage more men to train as dance teachers, as well as new resources for existing teachers.

As part of the RAD's investment plans, the Faculty of Education will provide financial support to male students enrolling on our teacher training programmes in a drive to recruit more male dance teachers and increase the number of positive male role models.  

The Faculty of Education will be offering bursaries to male students wishing to study with us over the next three years on the following programmes:

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BA (Hons) Ballet Education

www.royalacademyofdance.org/babe

£1,500* bursary per year until 2020 to support male students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Application deadline is 1 February.

 Certificate in Ballet Teaching Studies

www.royalacademyofdance.org/cbts

Bursary of 50% of the tuition fee for two students** until 2020 to support male students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Application deadline is 26 October.

Professional Dancers’ Teaching Diploma

www.royalacademyofdance.org/pdtd

£3,000 bursary per year until 2020 to support male students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Application deadline is 1 April.

*subject to number of applications received

** one bursary will be awarded to an International student

Download the bursary application form .

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