Fees & Funding


In a continuing effort to provide cultural and social diversity within London Film Academy (LFA), we have both scholarships and bursaries available. 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 a scholarship or bursary, you must show a credible need for financial assistance through documentation, along with a personal statement which explains your reasons for seeking this assistance. 

Outlined here are a selection of our scholarships and bursaries: 

LFA Financially Assisted Places 

There are several Bursary placements, per Filmmaking Diploma intake. These positions are given on merit and at LFA's discretion. For further information please contact our Admissions Leader on +44 (0) 207 3867711 or email admissions@londonfilmacademy.com 

LFA Pioneers Award 

The LFA Pioneers Award is aimed at emerging filmmakers from the UK/EU. We are offering one full scholarship (worth £23,000) on the LFA’s 12-month practical Filmmaking Diploma commencing in May 2019. Applicants will be required to provide supporting materials to demonstrate their potential by 1 February 2019. The LFA Pioneers Award recipient will be chosen at LFA’s discretion. For further information please contact our Admissions Leader on +44 (0) 207 3867711 or email admissions@londonfilmacademy.com 


NB. Please check the below websites for up-to-date details as funding terms and conditions may have changed since publishing. 


EdAid is a peer-to-peer lending platform that connects students looking to borrow the funds needed for their Higher Education with the community (Lenders) who are motivated to support the students. EdAid works directly with education providers to facilitate deferred tuition payments. It is a social enterprise whose mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable educational funding system, which aims to reduce the cost for students, broaden access to education, and enable the community to get behind the students they believe in. 

Skillset's Craft and Technical Film Funding for Training

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

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. 

British Council

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. 

Chevening Scholarships

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

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. You can read more about this award here

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.