Application dates

You should use UCAS Conservatoires to apply for all Academy auditions, except those for the Research degree and for study abroad or ERASMUS placements.

Applications for September 2018 entry.

You can use use our online search form to find the best study option for you.

If you miss the deadline for your application, please contact before submitting a late application. We can normally consider late applications if there are still places available.

If you live in the UK or Europe, you should attend the main London auditions. We also recommend this for other international candidates, but you may prefer to attend our centres in North America or Asia and Australia if your Principal Study/Programme is auditioned there. 

Application and Audition Session Dates

2nd October 2017 deadline: 18:00 UK time BST

This is the application deadline for most London auditions and video applications, and for receipt of Composition portfolios (except for Research Degree applications which are due in January).

October application deadlines for East Asia audition centres are set by the local centre coordinator. You are guaranteed an audition if you apply by 2nd October. If you apply after that date, you will be included if there is space left in the audition timetable so please contact the local centre coordinator.

There are later deadlines for:

  • Musical Theatre and Musical Direction London auditions, and Video audition recordings (1 November)
  • London auditions for Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting, Continuing Professional Development Diploma, Research Degree (MPhil/PhD), Repetiteurs (January 2018)
  • Auditions in North America (January 2018)

12 October 2017

Application deadline for auditions in Sydney

14 and 15 October 2017

Auditions in Sydney

1st November 2017 deadline

This is the application deadline for Musical Theatre department applications (live audition or video), for Orchestral Conducting (UCAS Conservatoires application plus your first-round video recording upload to Acceptd)

Deadline for receipt of video audition recordings for all eligible Principal Studies.

References: 1 November is the deadline for UCAS Conservatoires references to be received for December auditions in London, East Asia and Australia.

Early November 2017

Your audition date and time for auditions in London in December are sent to you through UCAS Conservatoires Track. (Musical Theatre candidates are notified slightly later; see below).

Notification of audition times for auditions in East Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. 

Mid-November 2017

Musical Theatre department December audition dates in London are sent through UCAS Conservatoires Track

Confirmation of first-round assessment results for composition candidates, and notification of composition interview dates for the selected candidates through UCAS Conservatoires Track.

Late November 2017

Auditions take place in Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei and Tokyo. Please see the Auditions in East Asia and Australia web page for details about these auditions.

Taipei auditions will be held on Saturday 11th November 2017
Beijing auditions will be held on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th November 2017
Shanghai auditions will be held on Thursday 16th November 2017
Hong Kong auditions will be held on Sunday 19th and Monday 20th November 2017
Tokyo auditions will be held on Wednesday 22nd November 2017
Seoul auditions will be held on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November 2017

29 November to 15 December 2017

Main audition session in London.

You should expect to be called on any weekday during this session, but please note that we do not audition every Principal Study on each day of the session and some Principal Studies may only have a single day of auditions. We may hold some auditions between 29 November and 1 December, the majority of auditions will be held between 4 - 9 and 12 - 15 December.

This session does not include Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting, Continuing Professional Development Diploma or MPhil/PhD, those are assessed in the Spring term and have a January application deadline (see below).

Late December

Results from the London, Australia and East Asia audition sessions are issued through UCAS Conservatoires before Christmas, after the end of the London audition session. Please make sure that you have paid for all your UCAS Conservatoires applications – you cannot receive your result if there is any debt on your UCAS Conservatoires account.

8th January 2018 deadline

Application deadline for Choral Conducting and for Repetiteur (auditioned in London), and for auditions in North America (see below for the Musical Theatre New York deadline).


Notification of Orchestral Conducting first-round results, confirmation to selected candidates of the time for their second-round assessment (live audition)

15th January 2018 deadline

Application deadline for the MPhil/PhD research degree applications, for the Continuing Professional Development Diploma (CPD),
Application deadline for Musical Theatre and Musical Direction auditions in New York.

Late January 2018

Audition times for Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting, Repetiteur, and for auditions in North America will be notified through UCAS Conservatoires Track.

31st January 2018

Response deadline for December offers.

Deadline for Research Degree references, and for UCAS Conservatoires references to be received for February auditions

Bursary application deadline for eligible postgraduate and international students.

February 2018

Confirmation of first-stage assessment results for MPhil candidates and notification of interview dates where appropriate.

Auditions in London:
Orchestral Conducting second-round auditions (two day process) : 8 and 9 February
Choral Conducting: (one day process) : 15 February and 16 February
CPD auditions (dates to be confirmed)
Repetiteur auditions (date to be confirmed)

Results are issued through UCAS Conservatoires usually within one month of the audition date.

Auditions in North America:
Musical Theatre auditions are planned to be held in New York, for information please click here.  

For other principal studies, the February New York audition session dates will be confirmed on this page.

Results are issued through UCAS Conservatoires Track, usually within one month of the audition date.

1st March 2018

Application deadline for Inbound ERASMUS and Study Abroad (Year Abroad).

March 2018

Interviews for MPhil/PhD research degree in the week commencing 5 March. Results are usually issued by post within three weeks of the interview date.

May 2018

ERASMUS and Study Abroad results. Results are usually issued directly to candidates’ Exchange/Study Abroad coordinators in their own institution.



Other important dates

April onwards: Invoices are emailed by the Finance Department. Tuition Fee Deposit payment is due 4 weeks after the issue date of the invoice, the rest of the fee is due in mid-August.

1st May: IELTS/Pearson test results must reach the Academy Registry.

From 1st May: US Federal Loan applications can be made, for processing during July.

May: UK Student Finance applications should be completed during this month.

June: Visa applications can be made after getting a sponsor number (CAS), requested from the Academy Registry.

July: Send a copy of your matriculation document (except recent A-levels) to the Academy Registry, with an official translation into English if the document is not in English.
The Academy's ‘information pack’ web link for new students is sent by email.

August: Notification of your professor allocation. Payment deadline for remaining tuition fee.

Recent A-level results are sent to the Academy directly through UCAS.

September: Enrolment commences. We will need to see your original matriculation document, your passport, and a valid visa for students who are not from the EEA or Switzerland.