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Application fee for Musical Theatre, Conducting and Choral Conducting auditions in London: £100.
Application fee for all other London auditions including DVD: £95 (or £110 after the advertised closing date).
Application fee for auditions in North America: £150 sterling.
There is also a £16 registration fee payable to CUKAS.
If you withdraw before attending the audition, you will not be entitled to a refund unless you completely withdraw your CUKAS application within 7 days of submitting it and in that circumstance CUKAS will refund your payment directly. Applications sent after the advertised deadline must pay the late fee and may be placed on a waiting list for an audition; if no space becomes available and we are therefore unable to offer an audition, the fee will be returned.
The Academy application fee may be waived for candidates who can demonstrate they are from a low-income household: for further information, please contact the Admissions Officer.
Information about tuition fees for UK/EU undergraduates
Information about scholarships and bursaries provision for UK/EU/international undergraduates and postgraduates
Annual tuition fees for full-time programmes for the 2013–2014 academic year are:
[ELQ fees - see below]
|BMus (2012 or 2013 entrants)||£9,000 [£10,100]||£19,150|
|MMus (2-year)||£10,250 [£11,350]||£20,400|
|MMus (1-year)||£12,300 [£13,400]||£22,600|
|Year Abroad (pro-rata for part-year attendance)||£10,175||£10,175|
|Organ Foundation and Gap Year||£10,100||£19,600|
|Musical Direction & Coaching||£6,800||£6,800|
|Advanced Diploma (Royal Academy Opera)||£14,000||£14,000|
Annual tuition fees for full-time programmes for the 2014–2015 academic year will be:
[ELQ fees - see below]
|BMus (2012, 2013 or 2014 entrants)||£9,000 [£10,400]||£20,100|
|MMus (2-year)||£10,550 [£11,700]||£21,000|
|MMus (1-year intensive)||£12,670 [£13,800]||£23,275|
|Year Abroad (pro-rata for part-year attendance)||£10,480||£10,480|
|Organ Foundation and Gap Year||£10,400||£20,180|
|Musical Direction & Coaching||£7,000||£7,000|
|Advanced Diploma (Royal Academy Opera)||£17,000||£17,000|
An invoice is issued by the Finance Department during the Spring to notify you of payment details and deadlines.
Payment of Tuition Fees and eligibility for UK or EU fee rates
Most European Union students will be entitled to pay fees at the ‘home’ (UK) rate provided they have not already gained a qualification at the same level as the programme they are joining, and meet certain conditions which are detailed on our Payment webpage and on www.ukcisa.org.uk.
Annual fees are normally payable in advance with a 25% deposit due in the Spring as detailed on the invoice, and the balance due by the middle of August.
The Academy estimates that average living costs for one academic year will be around £11,000, including rent, travel, utility bills, food etc.
Entrance scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to selected candidates following audition. The Academy prides itself on being able to accept students purely on the basis of their potential and talent, and will therefore try to help deserving candidates as much as possible. The amount available for scholarships varies from year to year, with some funding coming from the Academy’s own endowments and the rest secured through the generosity of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations.
Each year the Academy offers to international students one Undergraduate and one Postgraduate Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Scholarship, covering fees and part-maintenance for the duration of undergraduate programmes, and for one or two years for postgraduate programmes.
BMus students on UK or EU fees are eligible to be considered for support through fee waivers and the National Scholarship Programme if they are in the £9000 fee category.
The Academy may be able to assist some students (normally postgraduates and full-fee paying international students) towards their study costs through the bursary system. If you are eligible to apply, details will be sent with your offer letter. Enrolled students who experience difficulties with living costs may also seek assistance from the Academy’s ‘Hardship’ funds.
Awards and Loans for BMus students from the UK and European Union
Candidates with UK or EU fee status who are applying for the BMus programme should visit www.gov.uk/student-finance to be assessed for a tuition fee loan. These awards are administered through the Student Loans Company.
UK-fee candidates can also be assessed for maintenance awards through the gov.uk website.
EU (non-UK) students can apply for a tuition fee loan through www.gov.uk/student-finance, but maintenance awards are available only to UK students.
If you are eligible for UK/EU fees according to the regulations stated above, and if you join a study programme for an “ELQ” – a qualification that is equivalent to, or lower than, a qualification that you have already been awarded – Government funding support (which allows lower fees to be charged) is no longer available. For example, if you already have a Bachelor Degree or a postgraduate qualification and wish to join our BMus programme, you would not be eligible to be supported with Government funding and so the higher fee rate would be applicable for your studies. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about this.