1 Fulbright/Trinity Laban Award in Dance
Accepted Degree LevelsBachelor's
Grant PeriodFall Start
One award is offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD degree program) in dance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance is the UK’s only conservatoire of music and contemporary dance. Trinity Laban was formed in 2005 from the merger of two of the UK’s most famous institutions: Trinity College of Music (founded 1872) and Laban (founded 1958).
Trinity Laban is a dynamic and diverse international community of 1,000 students from more than 60 countries, many of whom choose to live in our nearby halls of residence. They are situated by the river in Greenwich, one of the most attractive and vibrant parts of London. The surrounding neighbourhood provides the best of both worlds: plenty of space to think and breathe plus easy and quick access into the centre of London, the world’s greatest cultural city.
Grant Length: 10 months.
Master's programs in the UK may last up to one year (and in rare circumstances, 2 years). Unless otherwise stated, funding is provided for the first year of the degree - although the grant period is 10 months, tuition waivers cover the entire first year and student visas are not impacted by grant length.
Stipend amounts are set and do not change based on length of the degree.
The Commission is seeking applicants who demonstrate:
- Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence;
- Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK and at a particular institution;
- A desire to gain a better understanding of the peoples and cultures of their host country;
- Commitment to the community through volunteer and extra-curricular activities;
- Flexibility and dynamism necessary for active involvement in the host country.
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Fulbright Proposal Types
Applicants are responsible for arranging their own affiliation and must apply for admission according to the relevant university’s admissions procedures. Applicants are not expected to have a letter of admission/affiliation at time of application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance by the chosen institution before arrival. Applicants for Ph.D. programs should include a letter of support from their proposed supervisor.
Applicants will complete two applications, the Fulbright application and the university’s application (according to the university’s admissions procedures). The Fulbright Program does not cover the application fee for the university.
Applications to Trinity Laban open in mid-July.
Your Trinity Laban application, along with all supporting materials and recorded audition where relevant, must be submitted and made available for consideration by:
• Mid-January of the year of intake (for applications to the Faculty of Dance)
Please see Trinity Laban's How to Apply pages for details of what is needed for each programme and contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Tuition for the first year of study will be waived internally by the host university.
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
The following applicants are ineligible for consideration: applicants who have extensive previous experience in the UK, applicants whose proposals are to complete any part of a medical degree, including internships or residencies, or applicants who hold a Ph.D. at the time the grant is to begin.
Only degree programs in dance are eligible for this award.
Applicants who have previously spent time at their selected university will be at a competitive disadvantage.
Applicants who have spent six or more months in the host country in the year prior to the grant are ineligible for consideration.
Special Application Instructions
In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select the specific award you are applying for from the drop down menu.
Applicants applying for performance based programs must select Arts for their Grant Category in the Fulbright application and submit supplementary arts materials.
- Full tuition waiver for the first year of study
- £16,500 living stipend (a contribution towards general maintenance costs including airfare).
The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.
Based on university partner feedback, select semi-finalist applicants will be interviewed mid-February to early March. Interviews will take place via video conferencing.