Your application

Information about applying to the Academy is available here on our website, or if you prefer we can provide printed copy, or the text in Word or as a PDF.

Please contact the Registry staff if you wish to request details in a format that suits you.

How to apply

The application deadline for most courses for September 2018 entry has now passed.
For September 2019 entry, you will be able apply from July 2018. The deadline for most courses will be 18:00 UK time on 1st October 2018, however some courses have later deadlines (Research degree, Repetiteur, Conducting and Choral Conducting, Continuing Professional Development diploma, auditions in North America), those deadlines will be on similar dates to those for 2018 entry which you can find on our Application Dates page.

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

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, the deadline is 1st March.

You can apply for most Academy programmes of study through UCAS Conservatoires. All candidates who submit a complete application on time will be assessed for entry. If you have missed the deadline for your application, please contact before submitting a late application. We can consider late applications if there are still places available.

When you are ready to apply, go to, choose 'Conservatoires' from  'Select a course type', then click the search icon next to the word 'Subject'. The Academy’s UCAS Conservatoires ID is R53. 

There is useful UCAS online help available for filling in your application.

For 2018 entry there is a £25 UCAS Conservatoires registration fee, and the Academy’s application fees are detailed here.

How many applications?

If you want to be considered for different courses for the same instrument or discipline at the Academy, you only apply for one course in in UCAS Conservatoires because you will only have one audition

The application should usually be for the higher-level course.
For example, if you are interested in the Advanced Diploma in Opera, but also in the Professional Diploma or Master of Arts, you apply only for Advanced Diploma in Opera.
Also, all Master of Music candidates are automatically considered for Master of Arts entry so only one application is needed.

You can find programme descriptions on our Programmes of Study web page. In your Personal Statement or in an email to you can tell us 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 course details will be adjusted when the result is sent to UCAS Conservatoires. This means you are not tied to the course choice in your application; you are welcome to contact before applying, if you have questions about this.

Application deadlines and audition sessions

Check all our application deadlines and audition dates here

If you have missed the deadline for your application, please contact before submitting a late application.

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.

Prospectus PDF

Prospectus PDF

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