How to apply

Applications will open during July for 2021 entry.

The application deadline will be 1 October 2020 for most auditions in London in December, and for our audition centres in Australia and East Asia.
The application deadline for Orchestral Conducting and for Musical Theatre auditions in London will be 1 November 2020, and we have the following later application deadline dates:

North America audition centres, Choral Conducting, Repetiteur: 4 January 2021, 6pm UK time
MPhil/PhD (research degree), CPD: 15 January 2021, 6pm UK time

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 2020, 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 £27 UCAS Conservatoires registration fee, plus the Academy’s application fee which can be found here.

Information about 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. Please do not make multiple applications for the same specialism. If you are uncertain about this, please contact admissions@ram.ac.uk 

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.

Tracking your application


Application Notification of audition date
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 (London auditions) 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.