Fees and Funding
Scholarships and bursaries
All students on The Drawing Year receive a full scholarship place, which covers all tuition fees and a free studio space at Space Studios in Hackney for the duration of the year. We also offer a limited number of maintenance bursaries to help with living costs; these are means-tested and students are invited to apply after being accepted onto the course. A hardship fund is available to help students who run into financial difficulties during the year.
Other funding opportunities are also available for students who need to further supplement their living costs while on the course. The Royal Drawing School is registered as a Learning Provider with the Skills Funding Agency, which means that students on The Drawing Year are eligible to apply for interest-free Professional and Career Development Loans. For more information call 0800 100 900 or go to www.direct.gov.uk/CDL
Drawing Year students are eligible for a Student Oystercard. They also receive a 50% discount on Winsor & Newton materials purchased directly through the School and a 10% discount at most other local art shops. Students have free entry to all Royal Academy exhibitions.