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How to apply for a Short Course

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You can apply for a place on a short course at Schumacher College by using our on-line booking facility or by completing an application form then posting or faxing it to us. Please note that there is a separate application procedure for applications to the MSc in Holistic Science

Before applying, please read:

  1. The full course description for your chosen course
  2. The About the College section

If you would like to provisionally reserve a place prior to submitting an application, please email us with your contact details and the course name. We will hold a place for you for five working days.

To apply on-line

Book your place now! – click here to access our on-line booking system

UK Immigration Law

On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. These changes will affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK. For further information about Immigration Law, please visit the UK Border Agency website at and

To apply by fax or mail

You Need to Submit

  1. Completed application form by fax or post
  2. A deposit of 150 pounds sterling. See application form for details of how to pay.
  3. To secure a place, it is essential that you send us a deposit.

The completed application form should be submitted to:

The Administrator, Schumacher College, The Old Postern,
Dartington, Devon TQ9 6EA, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1803 865934; fax: +44 (0)1803 866899.

A place on a Schumacher College course can only be booked once a completed application form (on-line, by mail or fax), accompanied by a deposit of 150 pounds sterling, has been received and accepted by the College. Applications submitted without a deposit (for example, applications for financial assistance, or requests for course fees to be paid in installments), should be accompanied by other relevant documents (see financial assistance page for details).

Course Fees

For all courses, the fees include; tuition, residential accommodation, food and field trips. These fees do not represent the full costs, and they are kept at this low level by substantial financial support from The Dartington Hall Trust and other grant making organisations.

If you cannot afford the full fee, please see our bursary and scholarship policy.

If you can pay more, your donation will be gratefully received and used to subsidise those who have difficulty finding the fees.

Schumacher College is accredited through the University of Plymouth as an institution for study recognised by the US Government (No.023521), which means that US Federal Aid and similar funds can be applied to our courses.

Already booked on a course and want to pay the balance by credit/debit card? Click here.

Scholarships and Bursaries

It is recognised that course fees exceed the means of some students wishing to attend courses at Schumacher College. The College has its own bursary funds and has also received various grants from educational charities to sponsor scholarship schemes. Please click here for further information.

We are constantly searching for foundations and charities to support scholarships for other nationalities or professional groups. If you know of any grant-giving educational foundations or charities which we might approach for such funding, please let us know. Thank you!

For printable Course Application Form click here

Our fees do not represent the full course costs, and they are kept at a low level by substantial financial support from The Dartington Hall Trust and other donors. If you can afford to pay more for your course, your donation will be gratefully received and used to subsidise those who have difficulty finding the fees.

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