Northern School of Contemporary Dance

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Audition and Interview Fee Waiver Scheme

From 2012 onwards the Conservatoire has been able to offer a number of free audition/interview places to applicants from low-income backgrounds who may not otherwise be able to make an application. Please note that places are limited and offered on a first come basis.

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Current UK Resident
  • Applying to an undergraduate programme (FdA and BA degrees)
  • New to Higher Education (no previous degree or any other Higher Education-level qualifications)
  • From an annual household income of less than £25,000

You will only be able to apply for one free audition or interview place at one of the Conservatoire schools* in each academic year. Applicants are reminded to apply to the scheme and await confirmation of a place on the scheme BEFORE applying to the school for audition or interview.

Applicants will not be awarded multiple free places, nor are places transferable to another school (i.e. if you are applying to several Conservatoire schools in one year, you can only receive a free audition/interview place at one of those schools).

*The Conservatoire schools are:

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Central School of Ballet
London Contemporary Dance School
National Centre for Circus Arts
Northern School of Contemporary Dance
Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance

How to apply

The audition and interview fee waiver scheme for applicants to courses starting in 2017/18 is now closed.

The scheme for applicants to courses starting in 2018/19 will open in September/October 2017.