International Scholars Programme

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The Royal Ballet School’s International Scholars Programme identifies exceptional talent in young ballet students who live outside of the United Kingdom.

This exclusive programme offers a select number of gifted students, aged 11 to 15 years, a range of special opportunities. This honorary award recognises that some children are not ready to live abroad, or do not have the means to do so, and acknowledges their ability by providing unique access opportunities.

For selected weeks, we invite International Scholars to train in The Royal Ballet School System of Training at White Lodge, Richmond Park. Our International Scholars are also ambassadors, representing The Royal Ballet School internationally.

Find out more about the selection and benefits of the International Scholars programme.

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