Your application

To join the Academy in September 2017, the application deadline for most studies is 3rd October 2016.

How to apply

You can apply for most Academy programmes of study through UCAS Conservatoires.

Please use our online form to find the best study option for you.

The Academy’s UCAS Conservatoires ID is R53.

There is a £24 UCAS Conservatoires registration fee, and the Academy’s application fees are detailed here.

For Research Degree Programmes please download and complete our separate PDF application form.

For Study Abroad (Year-In Year Abroad) or ERASMUS+ please see our Incoming Exchanges page.

How many applications?

If you want to be considered for several courses for the same instrument or discipline at the Academy, you make only one application in UCAS Conservatoires because you will only have one audition. The application should be for the higher-level course.

For example, if you are interested in the Advanced Diploma in Opera, but also in the Professional Diploma and Master of Arts, you apply only for Advanced Diploma in Opera. Then you can tell us in your Personal Statement or in an email to that you are also interested in the other courses. Please include your name and UCAS Personal ID if you send an email.

You can discuss the courses during your audition, and the panel will consider you for the other course options. The Academy’s Admissions Board will decide which course to offer (if the audition is successful), and your application details will be adjusted when the result is sent to UCAS Conservatoires.. You can find programme descriptions on our Programmes of Study web page.

Application deadlines and audition

Application dates

Applications for 2017 entry are now open. The application deadline for most studies is 3rd October 2016.

Check all our application deadlines and audition dates here

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

Tuition fees and financial support

Read information about the Academy’s tuition fees here.

Find out about our scholarships and bursaries provision here.

Any other questions about about applying to the Academy?

You are welcome to email
If you are finding problems with the online process, there is online help in the UCAS Conservatoires website. UCAS Conservatoires has a blog page to help you, and a UCAS Contacts web page which includes a telephone helpline for candidates outside the UK: +44 330 3330 232

Applications for Junior Academy

These are managed separately by Junior Academy.