Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

RAD bursaries, scholarships and competitions provide opportunities for young people to gain performance experience and to further their study and training.

The 2024 Australian Advanced 1 Bursary

The Australian Advanced 1 Bursary is a scholarship of up to $5000 awarded to an outstanding student to further their RAD training. Former participants of the Bursary have gone on to place in The Fonteyn  and join professional companies around the world. In 2024 we are please to be able to offer live Semi-Finals around the country once again, to give students much needed and missed performance experience with their peers.

More information:

The entry fee is $246

Download a copy of the Advanced 1 Bursary Rules and Conditions

*After consultation we have made some minor changes. Semi final classes will consist of all open work. Please see updated Rules and Conditions for further information

New Dates Announced:

Entries open: 6 February 2024

Entries close: 16 April 2024

Semi Finals: 

  • NSW/ACT – Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May 2024
  • VIC/TAS – Sunday 5 May 2024
  •  QLD – Saturday 11 May 2024
  •  SA – Saturday 11 May 2024
  • WA – Sunday 12 May 2024

Finalists Announced: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Finals: Sunday 26 May 2024


For further information please contact your Regional Manager or the Head of Department – Examinations and Regions, Lia Cox at:

T: 0413 382 271
E: lcox@rad.org.au

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The Australian Advanced 1 Bursary is  supported by exclusive dancewear sponsor:

Other Bursaries

Information on other bursaries is available from the RAD headquarters site.

The Fonteyn

The Margot Fonteyn International Ballet Competition will be held in London on 1-8 September 2024, with coaching and semi-finals held at RAD Headquarters and the final at His Majesty’s Theatre. Eligible students can apply for a bursary from now until 1 March. Candidate applications will open from 1 March until 31 May.


The RAD holds a variety of competitions worldwide.
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