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 admissions@ram.ac.uk 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

Mid-January

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

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 (Financial Assistance) 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 
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 March New York audition session dates are 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.