We are proud to announce the Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme which promotes global mobility and international collaboration.

In addition, we have academic exchange agreements for study placements with the Partner Institutions listed below.

How to apply

Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme

For information about opportunities for Academy students in the Sir Elton John Global Exchange Programme, please speak to your Head of Department or our International Officer Sarah Low.

Partner Institutions

In addition to that programme, we have study exchange agreements for Academy students with the following Partner Institutions for the 2023/24 academic year:

  • Musikhochschule Lübeck: deadline for receipt of approved applications: 1 April.
  • Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon: deadline for receipt of approved applications: 28 March.
  • Mannheim Hochschule für Musik information PDF. Deadline for receipt of approved applications: 1 May.
  • University of Miami: please speak to the Head of Jazz. Nominations to Miami by 1 March, application deadline 1 April.
  • Sydney Conservatorium: see application information from the University of Sydney. Nominations to Sydney by 15 April, application deadline 30 April (July enrolment).

A request form for outgoing study placement exchanges to the Partner Institutions is available in the Registry fileshare area in the 'Services' section of the Academy's Intranet.

Please submit the completed and signed request form, together with the institution's learning agreement form, to Edward Kemp-Luck, Admissions Manager, in the Registry by 31 January to allow time for checking and approval before the Partner Institution deadlines.

Your request must be approved by the Academy before you make an application to the Partner Institution.

Tuition fees for outgoing Academy BMus students

If you are going on a BMus study placement for part of a year, you will pay your normal full tuition fees to the Academy for that year.

However you will only pay around 15% of the full fee (that will currently be £1,385) if:

  • you are going abroad for a full year as a part of your undergraduate degree programme, and
  • you pay home (UK) tuition fees, and
  • you are eligible for student support from the UK government (a tuition fee loan).

Tuition fee loans are available to eligible students to cover these fees, and you may also be eligible for UK government maintenance grants and loans, based on the standard eligibility criteria. Details of the different kinds of funding provided by Student Finance England for outgoing exchange and study abroad students can be found in this study abroad fact sheet.

The reduced fees do not apply if you are an undergraduate student who pays international fees, or if you are not eligible for a Student Finance tuition fee loan, or if you are a postgraduate student.