How to Apply

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

2023 Entry

Applications for 2023 entry closed on Monday 3 October 2022. Late applications will be accepted for all courses except our GRNCM course (‘Joint Course’),  International Artist Diploma and conducting courses. Composition applicants must get in touch with the RNCM Admissions team to enquire about availability prior to submitting their application.

Once you’ve decided which course is right for you and you’re ready to start the process, you need to begin by setting up an account with UCAS Conservatoires for your application information, and Acceptd for your supporting documents and any audition recordings.

The audition process varies depending on which principal study you choose, but online and in-person options are available in all disciplines except Conducting. Please click here to learn more.

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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 £27.00 to UCAS Conservatoires, as well as an assessment fee for your audition. Assessment fees for 2023 entry remain at £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

Shortly after you have sent and paid for your UCAS Conservatoires application, you’ll receive an email from the RNCM Admissions team. detailing 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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