Latest news for EU applicants: The UK Government has announced that EU students applying for 2017 entry will be eligible to apply for student loans and grants for the duration of their course. Find out more.

The application deadline for our auditions has now passed, but late applications may be considered. Please contact admissions@rcm.ac.uk for further information.



How to Apply

Most applications for undergraduate and postgraduate study should be made online through UCAS Conservatoires (formerly known as CUKAS). UCAS Conservatoires is now accepting applications for entry in September 2017. Closing dates vary depending on the location of your audition and the programme of study you are applying for (see below for details).

Applications for the BSc in Physics and Musical Performance and applications for Doctoral study cannot be made through UCAS Conservatoires. See below for more details.

The RCM will only consider late applications if there are still places available. Please contact admissions@rcm.ac.uk prior to submitting a late application. Late applications are subject to an additional fee of £10

 

UCAS Conservatoires Applications

You can submit your application for entry in 2017 to UCAS Conservatoires from mid-July 2016. Through UCAS Conservatoires you can apply simultaneously to all the institutions that are members of Conservatoires UK. You can track your application, find out when your audition is and get the results of your audition all on UCAS Conservatoires. You can also pay your application and audition fees, and confirm your decisions online.

If you would like to apply for more than one instrument, please see our Principal Study Options.

If you are not sure which course to apply for, please refer to our help and advice.

If you need help with any of the sections of the UCAS Conservatoires application please refer to the UCAS Conservatoires guidance.

UK Auditions

The closing date for UK auditions is 1 October 2016. Visit our Auditions page for more details.

International Auditions

The closing dates for international auditions vary. Visit our auditions pages for Asia and USA for more details.

MSc in Performance Science

The closing date for MSc in Performance Science applications is 5 January 2017. Please refer to this page for more application details.

 

Non-UCAS Conservatoires Applications

BSc in Physics and Musical Performance

For the BSc in Physics and Musical Performance candidates must apply to Imperial College London through UCAS (not UCAS Conservatoires)Each year the application deadline is 15 January for admission the following September.  This programme is available to instrumentalists and composers only. Auditions are held either in December or February.

Doctoral Programme

Doctoral candidates must apply directly to the RCM. Each year the application deadline is 31 January for admission the following September. Please visit our Doctoral pages for more application information and the link to the application form.

Artist Diploma in Chamber Music

Candidates must apply directly to the RCM.  The application deadline is 31 January 2017 for admission in September 2017.  Please visit our Artist Diploma in Chamber Music page for more information and the link to the application form. 

Application and Audition Fees

The following fees must be paid when making your online application:

Auditions in London and most Asian venues (except Japan):

  • £100 for single study with or without a second study
  • £160 for joint principal study or alternative study
  • £115 for Composition, Composition for Screen and Conducting

Auditions in Japan: £190

Auditions in the USA: £150

Applications by recording for performers: £100
Only available to non-EU residents

Applications by recording for composers wishing to be considered by portfolio only (no interview): £115
Only available to non-EU residents

Applications for MSc studies: £50

Applications for Doctoral studies (non-UCAS Conservatoires): £100

PLEASE NOTE

Applications via UCAS Conservatoires incur an additional £24 administration fee.

All late applications are subject to an additional fee of £10.

Useful numbers

UCAS Conservatoires applicant helpline:
0371 468 0470

UCAS Conservatoires overseas helpline:
+44 330 3330 232

RCM admissions:
+ 44 (0)20 7591 4362

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