Tuition Fees & Scholarships

International Fees

The table below shows the tuition fees for your course and further information about how and when to pay your fees.
The information on these pages applies to those who qualify as international students.  Fee status is determined by the regulations laid down by the UK Government. You can read a good introduction to fee status regulations on the UKCISA website.
If there is any doubt about your tuition fee status when you apply, this is checked  by the conservatoire and you may be asked to supply certain documents or answer specific questions in order for us to come to a decision.  If you have any concerns about which level of tuition fees you should be paying, please email



Tuition Fees for 2025 will be confirmed in July, please check back here for updates


Fees for 2024/25 academic year

BA (Hons) Degree - Music £19,700
BA (Hons) Degree – Performing Arts £20,100
BA with Foundation year- Year 0 only £15,700
Masters - Music £19,700
PGDip - Music £13,400
Masters - Musical Theatre Company £20,100
Masters - Musical Theatre Creatives £18,600
Masters - Musical Direction/ Dramaturgy £14,700

*Fees are subject to annual review and may change for 2025/26.

Your tuition fees are fixed for the duration of the course, other than when stated, providing you stay on the same course, so you can be sure that you will not be required to pay any increase. If fees are increased in future years, this will only apply to new students. Tuition fees for returning students can be found on Space (login required).

Paying a Tuition Fee Deposit for a CAS

International students are required to pay the fee in full at or before enrolment. If you require a CAS number to obtain a Student Visa you will be required to pay 50% of the fee before a CAS number is issued, and the balance at least one week prior to enrolment. If your Visa application is declined or you do not meet your offer conditions, the amount paid will be refunded, after deduction of an administration fee. Please note that CAS numbers cannot be issued until you have met your offer requirements. You can find more information about Visas here.

Making a Tuition Fee Payment

Payments can be made via the online student portal, which is our preferred method of payment. The student portal gives you access to many important resources including paying tuition fees against your student account. Payments must be made in GBP.

Student Portal

To pay your tuition fees:

  • Log in to your Student Portal
  • Click on My Finance, where you can select the option to make a payment online
  • Clicking this will redirect you to the Flywire Portal

Flywire enables you to make payments easily and securely in your own currency using a variety of local payment methods including online banking, bank transfers and cards. The available payment methods depend on the country you are paying from.

Advantages of using Flywire:

  • Eliminate hidden bank fees - ensure that Leeds Conservatoire receives the correct amount
  • Save on exchange rates - in most cases, you can make a payment in your home currency. Flywire will process the currency exchange - offering you wholesale exchange rates, unmatched by traditional banks as part of their Best Rate Guarantee
  • Peace of mind - 24-hour multilingual customer support when you need it most. Know where your payment is throughout the process

If you want to pay online but do not have Portal access, please contact the Student Funding team via email at

Scholarships for International Students 2024

Leeds Conservatoire will be offering a total of 12 international scholarships for students enrolling in September:

  • 8 Undergraduate Scholarships
  • 4 Postgraduate scholarships 

These prestigious awards take the form of partial tuition fee waiver and are available for outstanding international students applying for undergraduate courses and postgraduate taught programmes.​

Note: Scholarship applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

Note: Scholarship applications for 2024 entry are now closed.

We are offering eight scholarships of £5,000 to new international students starting on a 3-year undergraduate course at the conservatoire in September 2024.

Foundation Year students can also apply for their 2nd to 4th years of study. All international Foundation Year students receive a discount of £4,000 in their first year of study.

Principal's Scholarships are awarded to exceptionally deserving students based on audition and personal statement.

Full details can be found in the Eligibility & Terms section below.

Note: Scholarship applications for 2024 entry are now closed.

We are pleased to offer four scholarships of £5,000 to new international students starting their postgraduate studies at the conservatoire in September 2024.

The prestigious Principal's Scholarships are awarded to exceptionally deserving students based on audition and personal statement.

Full details can be found in the Eligibility & Terms section below.

Eligibility Criteria

Note: Scholarship applications are now closed for 2024 entry.

In order to apply for the Leeds Conservatoire Principal's Scholarship, you must:

  • Be classed as an international applicant
  • Have applied for a full-time bachelor's or Masters degree at Leeds Conservatoire beginning in September 2024
  • Received a conditional or unconditional offer of admission for the academic year 2024/25
  • Be available to start academic studies at Leeds Conservatoire in September 2024 – no deferral to a subsequent academic year will be permitted
  • Be able to satisfy current UK immigration requirements
  • This scholarship is only available to new students, and not to continuing or current students.
  • Does not include Foundation year of study.

Terms & Conditions 

Scholarship recipients agree to:

  • Include reference to your scholarship on your CV and in your biography.
  • If requested, write a short article for Leeds Conservatoire and/or website, letting our audiences and supporters know about your experiences and progress as a musician or performing artist.
  • Attend any relevant events during the academic year which give scholarships funders and students the opportunity to meet each other e.g. the Prize-winners event.
  • To support the conservatoire’s fundraising activities which aim to increase the scholarship support available for future students .e.g. attending or playing at special events if requested, featuring in articles or videos as necessary


  • Scholarships are valid for the length of the course subject to passing each year of study without resits or repeat years. If you need to undertake re-sits or repeat the year, you will need to pay the full fee for the applicable year. If you successfully complete the year, your scholarship can be re-instated. Please note that MA courses are typically completed in one year, so the above mainly relates to undergraduate study.
  • Successful candidates will be notified of the outcome up to four week after the stated deadline, subject to the conditions conveyed here or by our Student Funding Team.
  • All awards will be finalised once all offer conditions have been met.
  • All scholarships awarded take the form of a partial tuition fee waiver.
  • The closing date will be stipulated on the application form. Please ensure you complete and submit the form by the specified date to be considered for a scholarship.
  • Leeds Conservatoire reserves the right to review and change scholarship provision without notice.

USA Applicants

Please note that unfortunately we are not part of the US Federal Loan systems, or any other private US loan scheme.  This means that you must be able to directly fund your own living costs and tuition fees. However, we are a registered provider for the US Veterans Affairs educational benefits scheme, for BA (Hons) Musical Theatre. If you are eligible for these benefits, please get in touch with us for further details.

Alumni Discount

A discount of 10% is available for International or Home students who proceed from an Undergraduate course at the conservatoire, onto a Postgraduate course at Leeds Conservatoire.

To get in touch with the Student Funding team you can: 


Telephone: 0113 222 3508 / 0113 222 3419

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