All scholarships and bursaries below are available for the 2023/24 academic year.

Students who have accepted a place on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician, BA Applied and Contemporary Theatre, BA Musical Theatre, and BA Theatre Production programmes will be eligible to apply for one of six scholarships to the value of £3,000 per year for the 3 years of their undergraduate training at GSA. 

Students joining our one-year CertHE programmes in Acting and Musical Theatre will also be eligible to apply for one of four £2,000 scholarships.

These scholarships are to support students from underrepresented groups to study and train at GSA, to attract and retain the very best talent, and in so doing support and nurture emerging artists from all walks of life.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be UK/Home students who have accepted a place on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician, BA Applied and Contemporary Theatre, BA Musical Theatre, BA Theatre Production, CertHE Foundation Acting or CertHE Foundation Musical Theatres programmes at GSA for the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Applicants must fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

How to apply

A call for applications will be sent out close to the beginning of the academic year; applications will be reviewed by a panel.

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: Undergraduate

Subject details: BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician, BA Applied & Contemporary, BA Musical Theatre, BA Theatre Production, CertHE Foundation Acting & CertHE Foundation Musical Theatre

Fee Status: Home

Award Type: Bursary

 

Students who have accepted a place on the BA Actor-Musician, BA Musical Theatre and BA Theatre Production programmes will be eligible to apply for one of two ATG Scholarships each worth £5,000. Scholarships are awarded on a combined basis of merit and need. This Scholarship is funded by the Ambassador Theatre Group; further details on the Foundation’s work may be found here: https://www.atg.co.uk.

Eligibility criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be UK/Home students who have accepted a place on the BA Actor-Musician, BA Musical Theatre or BA Theatre Production programmes at GSA for the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Applicants must fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

Shortlisted applicants will be further assessed on their performance in an audition or interview with the awarding panel.

How to apply

A call for applications will be sent out close to the beginning of the academic year and shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview/audition with a selection panel. 

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: Undergraduate

Subject details: BA Actor-Musician, BA Musical Theatre, BA Theatre Production.

Fee Status: Home

Award Type: Scholarship

Students enrolled on all programmes at GSA may apply for one of 20 £1,000 bursaries for the 2023-24 academic year. Bursaries are awarded to applicants on the basis of need, widening participation criteria and personal statement.  These Bursaries are funded by the Doris and Hilda Farmer Charitable Trust.

Eligibility criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be students (including UK/EU and International) enrolled on a programme of study at GSA for the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Applicants must fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

How to apply

A call for applications will be sent out close to the beginning of the academic year; applications will be reviewed by a panel.

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: CertHE, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Subject details: All GSA subject areas

Fee Status: Home/EU/International

Award Type: Bursary

 

Students enrolled on all programmes at GSA may apply for one of 10 £1,000 bursaries for the 2023-24 academic year. Bursaries are awarded to applicants on the basis of need, widening participation criteria and personal statement.  These Bursaries are funded by the Mary Woolfe Charitable Trust.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be students (including UK/EU and International) enrolled on a programme of study at GSA for the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Applicants must fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

 

How to apply

A call for applications will be sent out close to the beginning of the academic year; applications will be reviewed by a panel.

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: CertHE, Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Subject details: All GSA subject areas

Fee Status: Home/EU/International

Award Type: Bursary

 

Students who have accepted a place on the MA Musical Theatre programme or MFA Musical Theatre programme, entering their first year of study in 2023-24, will be invited to apply for a Bursary of £1,000 for the 2023-24 academic year. 

Bursaries are awarded on a combined basis of merit and need. This bursary is funded in memory of Ray Cook, musical director, composer, conductor, pianist and arranger for many years in numerous West End shows and composer of several notable film scores.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

Students who have accepted a place on the MA or MFA Musical Theatre programme will be eligible to apply. Applications will be assessed and prioritised on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be UK/Home students entering their first year on the MA Musical Theatre or MFA Musical Theatre programme for the 2023-24 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Applicants must fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

How to apply:

A call for applications will be sent out close to the beginning of the academic year; applications will be reviewed by a panel.

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: Postgraduate

Subject details: MA/MFA Musical Theatre

Fee Status: Home

Award Type: Bursary

GSA students in their first or second year on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician and BA Musical Theatre programmes will be eligible to apply for a South Square Trust Scholarship. Several scholarships are awarded on a combined basis of merit and need.  These Scholarships are funded by the South Square Trust; further details on the work of the SST may be found here: http://www.southsquaretrust.org.uk/

Eligibility criteria

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be UK/home-domiciled students enrolled in their first or second year on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician and BA Musical Theatre, programmes in the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

All applicants will be further assessed on their performance in an audition and interview with the awarding panel.

How to apply:

First and second year students will be invited to apply and will be sent full details in the spring of the current academic year. Applicants will be invited to attend an audition and interview with the awarding panel.

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: Undergraduate

Subject details: BA Acting, Actor-Musician, BA Musical Theatre.

Fee Status: Home

Award Type: Scholarship

GSA students in their first or second year on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician and BA Musical Theatre programmes will be eligible to apply for a McGrath Charitable Trust Scholarship. Several scholarships are awarded to applicants on a combined basis of merit and need. These Scholarships are funded by the McGrath Charitable Trust; further details on the work of the McGrath Charitable Trust may be found here: https://www.themcgrathcharitabletrust.co.uk/

Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be students (including UK/EU and International) enrolled in their first or second year on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician and BA Musical Theatre, programmes in the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

All applicants will be further assessed on their performance in an audition and interview with the awarding panel.

How to apply:

First and second year students will be invited to apply and will be sent full details in the spring of the current academic year. Applicants will be invited to attend an audition and interview with the awarding panel.

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: Undergraduate

Subject details: BA Acting, Actor-Musician, BA Musical Theatre.

Fee Status: Home/EU/International

Award Type: Scholarship

GSA students in their first or second year on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician and BA Musical Theatre programmes will be eligible to apply for a Redgrave Foundation Scholarship. Several scholarships are awarded to applicants on a combined basis of merit and need. These Scholarships are funded by the Sir Michael Redgrave Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be students (including UK/EU and International) enrolled in their first or second year on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician and BA Musical Theatre, programmes in the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

All applicants will be further assessed on their performance in an audition and interview with the awarding panel.

How to apply:

First and second year students will be invited to apply and will be sent full details in the spring of the current academic year. Applicants will be invited to attend an audition and interview with the awarding panel.

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: Undergraduate

Subject details: BA Acting, Actor-Musician, BA Musical Theatre.

Fee Status: Home/EU/International

Award Type: Scholarship

GSA students in their first or second year on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician and BA Musical Theatre programmes will be eligible to apply for an Ian Ricketts Student Support Fund Scholarship. One scholarship will be awarded to an applicant on a combined basis of merit and need. These Scholarships are funded by the Ian Ricketts Student Support Fund.

Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be students (including UK/EU and International) enrolled in their first or second year on the BA Acting, BA Actor-Musician and BA Musical Theatre, programmes in the 2022-23 academic year.
  • Applicants in receipt of another University or GSA bursary or scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year, may not be considered for one of these bursaries.
  • Priority will be given to applicants who fall into at least ONE of the following specific Widening Participation categories to be considered for one of the scholarships.  These groups are:
  • Areas of high Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1 *
  • Areas of Low Participation in Higher Education (LPN) POLAR4 Quintile 1 **
  • Students from a low-income family (eligible for Free School Meals in the last six years)
  • Estranged students
  • Care Experienced students
  • Young Carers (provide unpaid care for a friend or family member who could not cope without your support)
  • Students with a disability
  • Students from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background
  • Students from a Gypsy, Roma, Traveller, Showman or Boater (GRTSB) community Refugee or asylum seeker
  • Eligible for the 16-19 bursary

You will also be invited to submit a supporting statement (up to 300 words) which will be taken into account in the selection process.

All applicants will be further assessed on their performance in an audition and interview with the awarding panel.

How to apply:

First and second year students will be invited to apply and will be sent full details in the spring of the current academic year. Applicants will be invited to attend an audition and interview with the awarding panel.

Contact Details: gsascholarships@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Level: Undergraduate

Subject details: BA Acting, Actor-Musician, BA Musical Theatre.

Fee Status: Home/EU/International

Award Type: Scholarship