How to Apply

Applications for most RNCM programmes open in July and should be submitted using UCAS Conservatoires and Acceptd.

2024 Entry

UCAS Conservatoires applications opened on 12 July and closed on 2 October 2023, but we are still accepting late applications for most courses and instruments. To begin the application process, you will first need to submit a UCAS Conservatoires application, followed by an Acceptd submission. It’s important to note that the deadline of 2 October applies to both UCAS Conservatoires and Acceptd submissions (excluding conducting applications), and that your application will not be complete until we have received both of these.

The audition process varies depending on which principal study and course you choose, and you may be required to submit an audition recording prior to live auditions. All applicants are encouraged to audition in person, but overseas applicants are invited to audition online via Zoom if they are unable to travel.

How to Apply (English)

To help us assess your application completely, 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 need to pay an application fee of £27.50 to UCAS Conservatoires, as well as an assessment fee for your audition. Assessment fees for 2024 entry are £75 for Single Principal Study and £110 for Joint Principal Study.

When you’ve completed and submitted your application, you’ll receive a welcome email from UCAS Conservatoires containing your personal ID number. It’s important to keep this safe and check your details carefully. You’ll receive an email notification whenever there’s an update, but you can track your application’s progress at any time via your UCAS Hub.


How to use Acceptd

Once you have submitted your UCAS Conservatoires application, you will need to submit your Acceptd application, which may include supporting documents and/or audition recordings. Acceptd requirements vary depending on instrument and course, so please check the relevant audition requirements for your application choice. Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to use Acceptd:

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