How to apply

Applications are now open for 2020 entry.

The application deadline was 1 October 2019 for auditions in London in December (except Musical Theatre), and for our audition centres in Australia and East Asia.

Please see our application pages for full details.
You can use our online form to find the best study option for you.

Entry requirements

Age: The minimum age for study is 18 by 31 December in the year of joining the Academy.

Undergraduate candidates (BMus)
Postgraduate candidates (MA, MMus, Advanced Diploma, Research Degrees, Prof Dip, PGCert and CPD)
English Language requirements
Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (APEL)


1 October 2019, 18.00 (BST) – most programmes.
Full details can be found on our application pages.

Start your application

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

Applications for all courses are made through UCAS Conservatoires, except for the study abroad or ERASMUS+ placements. 

Academy UCAS Conservatoires ID: R53
There is a £25 UCAS Conservatoires registration fee, and the Academy’s application fees can be found here.

Information on the required supporting items for applications to our Research programmes can be found here.

If you would like to be considered for different courses for the same discipline, you only need to apply for the higher-level course via UCAS.

Application help

All candidates who submit a complete application on time will be assessed for entry. If you have missed the deadline, please contact admissions@ram.ac.uk before submitting a late application.

Our audition centres in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai are now full. 

Tracking your application


Application Notification
Audition in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea or Taiwan Late October
Audition in Australia or Singapore Early October
Audition in London Early November
Musical Theatre Mid-November
Orchestral Conducting (first round) Mid-January
Orchestral Conducting, Choral Conducting, Repetiteur, Continuing Professional Development and auditions in North America Late January
Research Degree (first stage) February



Results are issued through UCAS Conservatoires, usually within one month of the audition date.

ERASMUS+ and Study Abroad results are issued directly to candidates’ Exchange/Study Abroad coordinators in their own institution, usually during May.