Michael Grandage Scholarship | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Michael Grandage Scholarship

For students demonstrating the potential for exceptional talent undertaking both undergraduate and postgraduate courses

This major new scholarship has been made possible by the Michael Grandage Company and will be available in the years 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22.  Recipients will be incoming students on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses who demonstrate the potential for exceptional talent and also financial need.

ELIGIBILITY: Home, EU and Overseas

VALUE/NUMBER OF AWARDS: 1 x £10,000 (£5,000 as tuition fee waiver and £5,000 direct to student for living costs)

APPLICATION DETAILS: All eligible applicants will be automatically considered for an award based on merit.  You will be notified by email if you have been nominated to go forward to the second stage of the Michael Grandage Scholarship application. Those applicants will be requested to submit evidence of their financial situation.


Michael Grandage CBE graduated from Central’s Stage course in 1984 and has been President of Central since 2010.  Michael is now Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company, and previously was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002-12) and Artistic Director of the Sheffield Theatres (2000-05). He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and South Bank Awards.