Application dates

You should use UCAS Conservatoires to apply for all Academy auditions, except those for the MPhil research degree and for study abroad or ERASMUS exchange placements. Read full details here. Applications for 2016 entry are open, though the application deadline for most studies was 1st October 2016. Please contact admissions@ram.ac.uk before submitting a late application for 2016 entry.

Applications for September 2017 entry can be made through the UCAS Conservatoires website from mid-July 2017, and 1st October 2016 is the application deadline for our main London audition session in December.

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. 

The application timetable for studies starting in September 2017 will be similar to the timetable for 2016 entry, full details will be published here in due course.

Application timetable for studies starting in September 2016: select for full details

1st October 2015 18:00 UK time BST

Application deadline for most London auditions, including DVD applications.
(Later deadlines are set for Musical Theatre and for applications which are assessed in Spring 2016: MPhil, Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting and auditions in North America, see below).

Receipt deadline for undergraduate and postgraduate composition portfolios (except MPhil).

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

References: Deadline for UCAS Conservatoires 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).

Notification of dates for auditions in Asia (except Seoul)

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, Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei and Tokyo.

30th November to 11th December 2015

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 UCAS Conservatoires before Christmas, after the end of the London audition session. Please check that you have paid for all your UCAS Conservatoires applications.

4th January 2016

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

Deadline for UCAS Conservatoires references to be received for February auditions.

18th January 2016

Application deadline for the MPhil research degree applications and references.

24th January 2016

Application deadline for Continuing Professional Development Diploma

Late January 2016

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

31st January 2016

Response deadline for December offers.

Bursary application deadline for eligible postgraduate and international students.

Auditions in Seoul, South Korea. Results are issued through UCAS Conservatoires, usually within one month of the audition date.

February 2016

Conducting, Choral Conducting and CPD auditions in London. Repertoire details and audition dates for Conducting and Choral Conducting are published on the relevant department web areas. Results are issued through UCAS Conservatoires 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: 8th and 9th February. Results are issued through UCAS Conservatoires, usually within one month of the audition date.

1st March 2016

Inbound ERASMUS and Study Abroad (Year Abroad) application deadline.

14th March 2016

Musical Theatre (Easter audition) 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.

Week commencing 29th March 2016

Further Musical Theatre auditions (application deadline Monday 14th March).

May 2016

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


General dates

April onwards: Invoices are issued by the Finance Department, they are posted to the home address of candidates 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 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: Return ‘information pack’ forms to the Academy Registry.

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

September: Enrolment commences. We will need to see your original matriculation document and your passport.