Application dates

You can apply now through CUKAS (Conservatoires UK Admissions Service) for all Academy auditions, except those for the MPhil research degree and for ERASMUS exchange placements. Read full details here.

If you live in the UK or Europe, you must attend the main London auditions. Other international candidates are strongly advised to do likewise, but you may prefer to attend our North American or Asian centres if your Principal Study/Programme is auditioned there.

Dates for studies starting in September 2015

1st October 2014 18:00 UK time BST

Application deadline for most London auditions, including DVD applications and composition portfolios. (Later deadlines are set for MPhil, Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting, Musical Theatre, and auditions in North America, see below).

October application deadlines for East Asian auditions are set by the local centre coordinator; you are guaranteed an audition if you apply by 1st October, after that date you will be included if there is space left in the audition timetable so please contact the local centre coordinator.

1st November 2014

Deadline for Musical Theatre department applications (live audition and DVD).

Deadline for receipt of DVD recordings

Deadline for CUKAS references to be received for December auditions in London, and for East Asian auditions.

Early November 2014

Notification of dates for auditions in London in December. (Musical Theatre candidates are notified slightly later, see below).

Confirmation of first-stage assessment results for composition candidates and notification of composition interview dates for the selected candidates.

Mid-November 2014

Notification of dates for Musical Theatre auditions in London in December.

November 2014

Auditions in Asia: Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo.

1st to 12th December 2014 (weekdays only)

Audition session in London

Candidates should expect to be called on any date during this session, but please note 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.

Late December

Results from the London and East Asia audition sessions are issued through CUKAS before Christmas, after the end of the London audition session. Please check that you have paid for all your CUKAS applications.

5th January 2015

Application deadline for Orchestral Conducting and Choral Conducting, and for auditions in North America.

Deadline for CUKAS references to be received for February auditions.

19th January 2015

Application deadline for the MPhil research degree applications and references.

Late January 2015

Notification of audition times for Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting and North America auditions.

30th January 2015

Response deadline for December offers.

Bursary application deadline for eligible postgraduate and international students.

February 2015

Conducting and Choral Conducting auditions in London. Exact dates are published on the relevant department web areas. Results are issued through CUKAS usually within one month of the audition date.

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

Auditions in North America. These will commence on Monday 23 February 2015 and are expected to run until Thursday 26 February 2015, depending on application numbers.
Results are issued through CUKAS, usually within one month of the audition date.

1st March 2015

ERASMUS and Study Abroad (Year Abroad) application deadline.

Week commencing 9th March 2015

Interviews for MPhil research degree. Results are usually issued by post within three weeks of the interview date.

May 2015

ERASMUS and Study Abroad results.


Dates for studies starting in September 2016

1st October 2015 18:00 UK time BST

Application deadline for most London auditions, including DVD applications and composition portfolios. (Later deadlines are set for MPhil, Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting, Musical Theatre, and auditions in North America, see below).

October application deadlines for East Asian auditions are set by the local centre coordinator; you are guaranteed an audition if you apply by 1st October, after that date you will be included if there is space left in the audition timetable so please contact the local centre coordinator.

1st November 2015

Deadline for Musical Theatre department applications (live audition and DVD).

Deadline for receipt of DVD recordings

Deadline for CUKAS references to be received for December auditions in London, and for East Asian auditions.

Early November 2015

Notification of dates for auditions in London in December. (Musical Theatre candidates are notified slightly later, see below).

Confirmation of first-stage assessment results for composition candidates and notification of composition interview dates for the selected candidates.

Mid-November 2015

Notification of dates for Musical Theatre auditions in London in December.

November 2015

Auditions in Asia: Beijing, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo.

30th November to 11th December 2015 (weekdays only)

Audition session in London

Candidates should expect to be called on any date during this session, but please note 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.

Late December

Results from the London and East Asia audition sessions are issued through CUKAS before Christmas, after the end of the London audition session. Please check that you have paid for all your CUKAS applications.

4th January 2016

Application deadline for Orchestral Conducting and Choral Conducting, and for auditions in North America.

Deadline for CUKAS references to be received for February auditions.

18th January 2016

Application deadline for the MPhil research degree applications and references.

Late January 2016

Notification of audition times for Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting and North America auditions.

31st January 2016

Response deadline for December offers.

Bursary application deadline for eligible postgraduate and international students.

February 2016

Conducting and Choral Conducting auditions in London. Exact dates are published on the relevant department web areas. Results are issued through CUKAS usually within one month of the audition date.

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

Auditions in North America. Results are issued through CUKAS, usually within one month of the audition date.

1st March 2016

ERASMUS and Study Abroad (Year Abroad) application deadline.

Week commencing 8th March 2016

Interviews for MPhil research degree. Results are usually issued by post within three weeks of the interview date.

May 2016

ERASMUS and Study Abroad results.


General dates

April onwards: Invoices issued by the Finance Department to candidates auditioned in December or February who have accepted a study place (except for BMus UK/EU fees). Deposit payment is due 4 weeks after the issue date of the invoice.

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 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: Return ‘information pack’ forms to the Academy Registry.

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

September: Enrolment commences.