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Availability of Apply and Track: 25 – 26 August

We are carrying out planned maintenance on Friday 25 August and Saturday 26 August. This means at times, you may become disconnected from Apply. Please do not make any changes to your application during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 25 August
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 26 August
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 26 August
Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 26 August.

UCAS Conservatoires: finance and support

Not sure how to pay for your performance-based course, or how you’ll cope during your studies? Don’t worry, there’s a range of support available.
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In terms of finance, UCAS is only involved in the application fee and collecting audition fees, but we’ll explain all the conservatoire costs here.

Student finance

Higher education is a big investment, so you may need a student or career development loan – which you’re advised to apply for three months before your course starts. You might be eligible for additional funding from other organisations too.


Student support

Conservatoires can offer support in many ways – from any worries or anxieties you have to issues with accommodation, student visas, impairments, or care leavers.

Disabled students and care leavers 

Conservatoires have different ways they can support you in higher education – see our support for individual needs section.