How to Apply

Applications for most RNCM programmes open in July each year and are completed via UCAS Conservatoires.

Once you’ve decided which course is right for you and you’re ready to start the process, you need to set up an account with UCAS Conservatoires.

Here, you’ll be asked to provide a personal statement (so that we can get to know you a little), your education history, any qualifications you’ve achieved and your academic and practical references. You’ll also need to pay your UCAS assessment fee for the audition. (As a guide, fees for September 2021 entry were £75 for all auditions and portfolio/recording assessments.)

Once you’ve completed and submitted your application, you can track its progress at any time via UCAS Track.

Apply and Track

2021 Entry

The application deadline for 2021 entry was 1 October 2020 and decisions for on-time applicants have now been delivered. In some cases, late applications may still be considered, although we’re no longer accepting applications for sopranos. Due to restrictions associated with Covid-19, late applicants for September 2021 entry should audition by recording in the first instance. Please email if you have any questions or concerns.

2022 Entry

Applications for 2022 entry open in mid-July and close on 1 October 2021. Full details about the audition process, including specific instrument requirements, will be announced over the coming weeks.

International Applicants

Watch our simple, step by step guide to applying to study at the RNCM for September 2021 entry – available here in English and Mandarin:

How to use Acceptd

Shortly after you have sent and paid for your UCAS Conservatoires application, you’ll receive an email about the next steps in the process. For most applicants, this will involve submitting supporting information via an online platform called Acceptd. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to use it:

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