Central School Of Ballet

Fees and Finance

Entry in 2019

Tuition fees for Central School of Ballet are set by the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama. The Conservatoire's tuition fees for all UK/ EU undergraduate students will be £9,250 per year for entry in 2019.

More information about fees and financial assistance is available from the Conservatoire website here.

If you are new to higher education, remember you will not have to pay anything upfront and you may be eligible for financial support from the Conservatoire. Please see Financial Support for further information. The Conservatoire is a publicly funded institution which is registered with the Office for Students.

The Tuition Fee Policy is available from our Policies and Procedures page here.

UK students

If you are an English domiciled student and this is your first degree you can apply for financial support from Student Finance England.

You can apply for

  • A tuition fee loan
  • A maintenance loan up to £11,354 (to help with living costs)

Remember you will need to reapply for each year of your training.

EU Students

The government has announced that European Union students applying for university places in the 2019/2020 academic year will still have access to student funding support. Therefore you will be able to apply for a tuition fee loan.

International Students

The tuition fees for all International undergraduate students will be £19,700 per year for entry in 2019. There will be an increase in fees for undergraduate students in the second and third years of study.

Additional Costs

Additional costs while training at Central that will not be covered by a tuition fee loan included:

  • 1. Private Medical Insurance (currently provided by AXA PPP Healthcare)
  • 2. School Uniform (which is mandatory)
  • 3. English as Foreign Language (Non English speaking students only)
  • 4. Resource Fee, which covers the cost of costume and castanet loan, locker hire and Library resources over the full duration of the course.
  • 5. Confirmation of Acceptance of Study (International students who require a Tier 4 visa only)

Living Costs

The estimated living cost, in addition to tuition fess for students studying a 39-week programme of study (typically undergraduates) is roughly £11,200.

Tier 4 Student Visa applicants must have sufficient funds to cover their living costs and tuition fees. UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) requires you to have a budget of at least £1,265 per month, up to a maximum of 9 months to study in London. Therefore for Central courses the maximum you will be required to show is £11,385.

You can calculate the cost of studying in London using the Student Budget Calculator.

For a full explanation of your options, including for EU and International students, or those on their second degree, please visit the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama website.



Central School of Ballet does not operate any housing of its own but does provide students accepted on to their courses with information on suitable housing before starting in September. Whilst Central does not provide accommodation, we are happy to assist where possible with any queries. For additional support on finding accommodation please contact Senior School Administrative Assistant Heather Begbie.

For further information on our suggestions and rates please see Accommodation Information to the right. This is merely a guide of suggestions and it is important to note that the rates can vary from now until the start of your course, depending on how early you book.

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