Fees and Financial Assistance - Raindance

Fees & Financial Assistance


What is the deposit?

There is a £500 deposit, payable at the time of application.  You can pay the deposit online directly by clicking here. We cannot proceed with application and document processing until the deposit is paid. If you have further questions about making a deposit payment, please contact masters@raindance.org

We refund the deposit should your application not be accepted. Otherwise the deposit is non refundable. We cannot refund the deposit should you change your mind or for other circumstances decide to withdraw your application.


How much does it cost?

The total tuition fee for the programme is: £11,950. From this total, a £500 deposit must be paid initially at the time of application, in order to begin the application process and hold a place in the cohort.

The remaining tuition fee is £11,450.


What are my payment options?

There are two payment options available:  1) an upfront, full fee payment or  2) monthly instalment payments over the 1 or 2 year duration.

1)  1 Deposit Payment (£500) + 1 Single full tuition payment of £11,450.00 before or on programme start date (Total incl. deposit = £11,950.00)

2)  1 Deposit Payment (£500) + monthly instalments as follows:

  • Full time study: one payment of £956, then 11 payments of £954
  • Part-time study: one payment of £479, then 23 payments of £477

Total, included deposit is: £11,950

First payment due before programme start date. Failure to maintain tuition payments will result in withdrawal of programme access, tutorial support, and/or deferment marks.


What happens with my payment if I want to pause from the programme?

This programme has the flexibility to allow you to temporarily pause your studies should work or family commitments prevent you from meeting your programme obligations. Your payment will pause, then resume once you re-enter the programme.


What happens with my payment if I want to withdraw from the programme?

There are three credit stages of the degree set by the University: 60 credit points, 120 credit points and 180 credit points. It is possible to withdraw at the end of each of these stages. Students can withdraw from the programme only by written notification prior to 30 days before the completion of each stage. Students who withdraw outside these exit stages are still liable for the fees for the respective stage, card fees where applicable and a £100 administration fee to meet the additional administrative requirements.

Failure to maintain tuition payments will result in withdrawal of programme access, tutorial support, and/or deferment marks.


What is the difference in fees for International Students?

The fees are the same for both International and UK students.

Payments are quoted in British pounds.

For UK students, payments must be in UK Sterling.
For Canada-based students, payment must be made in $CAD. (Exchange rate applies and may fluctuate.)

Please use the currency converter to understand fees in your currency.

How can I pay?

For UK students there are several options:

  • You can pay the deposit in person by cash or cheque in London at:  The Raindance Film Centre, 10 Craven St. London WC2N 5PE
    • Paypal* Send payment to info@raindance.co.uk
  • You can pay by Credit Card over the phone. Please call:  +44 (0)20 7930 3412

For North American students:

  • You can pay the deposit in person by cash or cheque in Toronto, at: Raindance Canada, 276 Carlaw Ave. Suite 222, Toronto M4M 3L1
  • You can pay by Credit Card over the phone. Please call:   1.855.595.RAIN (7246)

For International Students outside UK or North America:

Is there any financial assistance available?

Bursaries and Scholarships in the U.K.

There are many charities and trusts that financially support individuals who contribute to improving their community, who represent specific communities, or who study in specific areas supported by the charity. Although fundin in this area is highly competitive, this has worked for some Postgraduate Film Degree students. Below are samples of available funding.

Student Finance England

As a student in the MA in Filmmaking, and if you are a UK resident, you are eligible to receive funding from the UK resident.

The Tim Rice Charitable Trust
Contact 020 7580 7313, Ivy House, 31 The Terrace, Barnes London SW13 0NR

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
The CTBF only funds persons, or their dependents, who are or have been employed in the Film, Cinema and Commercial Television industries for at least 2 years.
Contact General email: info@ctbf.co.uk, 020 7437 6567, Welfare: welfare@ctbf.co.uk,
22 Golden Square, London, W1F 9AD.
Confidential support helpline FREEPHONE 0800 138 2522

The John Brabourne Awards
Also managed by the CTBF, these Awards are open to up and coming talent focused on working in the UK film and TV industry. It looks to reward people who have demonstrated determination and motivation in targeting their chosen career. It also looks to help those whose careers have suffered set backs due to unforeseen circumstances i.e. health or finance.
Queries regarding the CTBF Awards application should contact Eunice Bornasty on 020 7437 6567 or e.bornasty@ctbf.co.uk

The Arts & Humanities Research Council may be able to support you if your proposed research fits into one of their current funding schemes defined on their website. Obtain further details from enquiries@ahrc.ac.uk

Society for Promoting the Training of Women & The Reid Trust
Both the SPTW and the The Reid Trust specialise in the improvement of women’s education. Contact sec.sptw@btinternet.com or Mrs H. Harvey, 53 Thornton Hill, Exeter EX4 4NR respectively.