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

See our Tuition Fee Policy 2021-22

Tuition Fees for 2021 Entry 


BA (Hons)
All single pathways or combined courses
 £17,500 per year
BA (Hons) 
with Foundation Year
£14,500 for the Foundation Year, then £17,500 per year thereafter
BA (Hons) Top-Up £17,500 per year
Foundation Degree (FdA) £17,500 per year


MA Music £17,500
PGDip Music £12,000

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.

Provisional Tuition Fees for 2022 Entry


BA (Hons) (All single pathways or combined courses) - £18,300 per year*

BA (Hons) (with Foundation Year) - £15,000 for Foundation Year then 18,300 per year thereafter*

BA (Hons) (Top-Up) - £18,300*

Foundation Degree (FdA) - £18,300 per year*


MA Dramaturgy (W44F - 1 year full-time) - £13,600*

MA Music (W33F - 1 year full-time) - £18,300*

PgDip Music (W41F - 10 months full-time) - £12,500*

MA Musical Direction (W45F - 1 year full-time) - £13,600*

MA Musical Theatre Company (W42F - 1 year full-time) - £18,300*

MA Musical Theatre Creatives (W43F - 1 year full-time) - £17,300*

*subject to board approval - fees are provisional not finalised and are indicative of expected fees for 2022 entry

How and when to pay your tuition fees

International students are required to pay the fee in full at or before enrolment. If you require a CAS number to obtain a Tier 4 study 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.
All fees must be paid in £ sterling by bank transfer using the following details:

Account Name Leeds Conservatoire
Bank Santander
Sort Code 09 02 22
Account Number 10689833
IBAN GB95ABBY09022210689833
Bank Address

Santander Corporate Banking,
Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 4GB

Please quote your Leeds Conservatoire student ID number as the reference on all transactions. This is on your offer letter.

In the Summer before you arrive, we will send you further information about payment of tuition fees, with the enrolment information.

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 email for further details.

Alumni Discount

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

Scholarships for International students

Leeds Conservatoire Scholarship 2021 entry

Undergraduate applicants who pay the International tuition fee rate may be eligible for a scholarship in the form of a fee discount. The minimum scholarship is £1,500 per year, excluding Foundation years, with a limited number of larger scholarships available.

Masters applicants who pay the International tuition fee rate, may receive a scholarship of £1,000. If you are offered a scholarship you will be notified in your offer letter, after the assessment of your application and audition/interview materials. The scholarship will be given as a fee reduction for each year of study, subject to passing each year of study without any repeat years or re-assessments.

For external scholarship opportunities for 2021 entry please see the following websites:

2022 Entry applicants who pay the International tuition fee rate may be eligible for a scholarship in the form of a fee discount. Details to be published in due course.

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