LFA FUNDING FOR FILMMAKING DIPLOMA
Our financial assistance in the form of Scholarships and Bursaries, has been set up to promote cultural and social diversity within LFA and is available for our Filmmaking Diploma course only. These Scholarships and Bursaries are available to students whom the LFA consider to have demonstrated a high standard of work and work ethic through their supporting materials and interview, and whose financial circumstances would otherwise not permit attendance on the course. If you are applying for a Scholarship or a Bursary you must show a credible need for financial assistance through documentation and include a Personal Statement explaining reasons why you would like our financial assistance.
There is one half-scholarship available per Filmmaking Diploma intake (e.g. the LFA Scholarship award for September 2011 intake amounted to £9,250 therefore a Scholarship student paid £9,250).
There are a few Bursary placements per Filmmaking Diploma intake available (e.g. the LFA Bursary award for September 2011 intake amounted to £5,000, therefore a Bursary student paid £13,500). LFA Bursaries are given on merit and at LFA's discretion. Students from outside of the EU (requiring Tier 4 visa to study in the UK) are not eligible for LFA Bursaries, however they are eligible for LFA half-scholarship. For further information please contact our Admissions Coordinator on +44 (0) 207 3867711 or email email@example.com
OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING
NB. Please check the below websites for up-to-date details as funding terms and conditions may have changed since publishing.
Career Development Loans (CDL) - www.direct.gov.uk Available for £300 to £10,000 through Barclays, who, our students tell us, is the most cooperative/efficient bank.
BARCLAYS – www.personal.barclays.co.uk
CDL for EU students - www.direct.gov.uk
Skillset's Craft and Technical Film Funding for Training - www.creativeskillset.org
Creative Skillset manages a range of training funds contributed to by industry and public sources. Craft and technical film funds for training enable you to access up to a maximum of £800 if you are a freelancer and up to £500 if you are an employee.
Creative England - www.creativeengland.co.uk
These funds are open to individuals based in the English regions only.
Hotcourses - www.scholarship-search.org.uk
This comprehensive guide from Hotcourses and UCAS outlines how to plan and organise your finances, including a searchable database to find out if you are eligible for funding.
British Council - www.educationuk.org
An excellent and comprehensive guide to sources of funding for EU and International students. Also includes a useful guide outlining information about living and studying in the UK.
UK Council for International Student Affairs - www.ukcisa.org.uk
An informative site for UK and International students, with guidance on living in the UK, visas, funding your studies. This site does not provide funding directly.
Chevening Scholarships - www.chevening.com This is a scheme set up to help International students studying in the UK with a view to using the skills they have learnt to benefit their country on return. This is available in over 100 countries. Outline of which countries are eligible to apply - www.chevening.com/how-apply
The Arts Council - www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/index.php
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from the Government and the National Lottery
FUNDER FINDER - www.funderfinder.org.uk
Includes the Educational Grants Directory to help individuals looking for support for continuing education.
The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund - www.ctbf.co.uk This is a unique charity of the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries, including all aspects of production, distribution and exhibition. The John Brabourne Awards help professionals to establish and improve their careers if they have been disadvantaged in some way.
Swedish Loan and Grant programme - www.csn.se
Grants available for Swedish students to cover course fees and living costs for studies in the UK.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Spain - www.mtas.es
This is a useful government website for Spanish students, covering such information as studying, employment and emigration, with details of grants available to Spanish students.
Charles Wallace Trust, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma - www.wallace-trusts.org.uk Funding available to students from the countries listed above to help with living costs and educational development in the UK.
Last updated 10.11.12