We want to ensure as many children, young people and adult learners as possible can access the performing and production arts education that is offered through Short Courses and the Junior Conservatoire at RCS.

Our courses can be paid by installments. Details of the number of installments available to you are found at the end of the online booking process, before you enter your card details. Below are a list of opportunities to gain financial support to help fund your studies at RCS.

Agnes Allan Bursary

We offer some financial support to our applicants through the Agnes Allan Bursary which anyone, regardless of age, stage or level of ability, can apply for. The bursary support can be used towards tuition fees for any dance, drama, music, production or film short course, whether it is a one-day or weekend course, a summer school, credit-rated short course or evening course. More information about the bursary scheme can be found here.

Deadlines for applications to the Agnes Allan Bursary in 2019/20 are:

Monday 24th August 2020
Monday 30th November 2020
Monday 1st March 2021

*If you are applying for a summer school and have missed the June 2020 deadline, please continue to complete the online bursary application form and we will process this as soon as we’re able to.

James McAvoy Scholarship

The James McAvoy Drama Scholarships are available to support young people (aged 25 or under) residing in Scotland, regardless of level of ability, to access RCS drama evening and weekend courses, summer schools, credit-rated short courses or blended learning experiences.  More information can be found here.

Deadlines for applications to the James McAvoy Scholarship in 2019/20 are:

Monday 24th August 2020
Monday 30th November 2020
Monday 1st March 2021

*If you are applying for a summer school and have missed the June 2020 deadline, please continue to complete the online bursary application form and we will process this as soon as we’re able to.

Short Courses Drama Scholarship

The Drama Scholarship aims to support prospective performers and producers of theatre, television and film as they move towards a formal training, potentially at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. More information can be found here.  Applications for 2020/21 will be open in July 2020.

Covid-19: discover our latest updates