Fees and Funding
In a continuing effort to provide cultural and social diversity within London Film Academy (LFA), we offer our own scholarships, half scholarships and work opportunities. We promote inclusion and these financial aids provide students who LFA consider have demonstrated a high standard of work and work ethic, but to whom do not have the financial means necessary, to gain entry into our prestigious academy.
If you are applying for our scholarships or team assistant roles, you will need to show a credible need for financial assistance through documentation, along with a personal statement that explains your reasons for seeking this assistance.
Outlined here are a selection of our scholarships, half scholarships and team assistant (freelance) opportunities available within LFA.
POSTGRADUATE FUNDING OPTIONS
BAFTA UK Scholarship Programme
Those accepted on the BAFTA Scholarship Programme can receive between £5,000 to £12,000 towards the annual course fee.
BAFTA scholars also receive mentoring support and free access to BAFTA events around the UK.
Applications are now closed for 2022.
BA (HONS) IN FILMMAKING LFA FUNDING OPTIONS
You should be aware that London Film Academy is an Independent education provider.
This means that the maximum Tuition Fee Loan amount will be approximately £7,200 per year, if you study on our 2-year BA Filmmaking course. Please note therefore that this loan does not cover the full tuition fee.
For UK Residents only
Student Finance will provide £7,200 per year of Student Loans to LFA students, and typical maintenance grants of at least £3,000 per year if not means tested for UK residents.
LFA offer two scholarship positions with half price tuition places which amount to a reduction in costs of £9,500 per year. These places are open to UK residents (including those already enrolled) who can clearly evidence that they are from a working class or low socio-economic background. You will have to demonstrate this by submitting a 500-word statement that supports this claim, along with specific references listed, your employment history and any benefits or state subsidies that you receive.
If you have been accepted onto one of our long courses you could earn up to £3,500 to help with your course fees as a Team Assistant at LFA. Eligible students can invoice for £12.50 per hour for up to 280 hours over a 1 year period and will complete these hours around their study schedule. This option is open to students who have the right to work in the UK and who have been accepted onto a long course (BA, MA or Diploma).
Click here to find out more information about our Team Assistant opportunities.
Team Assistant positions will only be offered to applicants who have been accepted on to the course.
OTHER FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Skills Passport courses
ScreenSkills offer Skills Passport, a simple online tool designed to help TV professionals navigate the spectrum of short courses available to them. Working with industry representatives, ScreenSkills identify great short courses which equip learners with industry-standard skills that could benefit you and your career in the long run. You can browse a full list of Skills Passport courses that LFA offer here: Skills passport recognised LFA courses. A range of these courses may also be eligible for the ScreenSkills bursaries.
ScreenSkills offer a range of training funds for freelancers who has been accepted or booked onto a Skills Passport course. You can apply for a bursary to support up to £1,000, or 80% of the training costs (whichever is smaller). Find out more here.
Creative England funds are open to individuals based in the English regions only.
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.
An excellent and comprehensive guide to sources of funding for EU and international students, this also includes a useful guide outlining information about living and studying in the UK.
UK Council for International Student Affairs
An informative site for UK and International students, UKCISA serves the interest of international students by offering guidance on living in the UK, visas, and funding your studies. This site does not provide funding directly.
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. You can find out more about the application process here.
Film and TV Chairty
Formally 'The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund', this is a unique charity of the UK film, cinema and commercial television industries, including all aspects of production, distribution and exhibition, which also includes The John Brabourne Awards. This is aimed at helping professionals to establish and improve their careers if they have been disadvantaged in some way.
Swedish Loan and Grant programme
There are grants available for Swedish students to cover course fees and living costs for studies in the UK.
Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales, Spain
The spanish government website for Spanish students covers such information as studying, employment and emigration, along with details of grants available to Spanish students.
Charles Wallace Trust, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma
The Wallace Trusts offers funding options to students from the countries listed above to help with living costs and educational development in the UK.
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