The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Fulbright Award at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, covers the first year of any MA or MFA course offered by the School.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, a part of the University of London, was founded in 1906 by vocal specialist Elsie Fogerty. Located in Swiss Cottage, a stone’s throw from London’s West End, the school is currently positioned at the top of The Complete University Guide’s rankings for Art, Drama and Music and hosts a world-leading research department.

A specialist institution for the dramatic arts, Central has the largest number of postgraduate students in theatre/performance in the UK across a range of one-year MA and two-year MFA courses in a variety of areas taught by industry-leading professionals and academics at the cutting edge of theatre and performance in the twenty-first century.

Alongside small class sizes, industry-standard facilities and unprecedented access to the industry, students benefit from bespoke training allowing them to follow in the footsteps of graduates such as Judi Dench, Riz Ahmed, Nonso Anozie, Harold Pinter and Gareth Fry. Course specific information is available on our website.

Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver for one year
  • £15,200 living stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

Specific application instructions

Applications to Central open 10th October for courses starting the following autumn.

Your Central application must be submitted and made available for consideration by mid-December. We typically conduct auditions in the US in early February.

Please see Central’s Postgraduate Applications page for specific details of the application process and contact if you have any questions.