Applications for 2022/23

Late applications may be considered. Please email to enquire.


Applications for 2023/24

Applications for September 2023/24 entry will open mid-July. Please keep an eye on our webpage for further information.


Applying to RCS

Applicants for all drama and dance programmes (except for BA Performance in British Sign Language and English) should apply through UCAS Conservatoires.

The application fee is currently £26.50 (in addition to the audition fee), which allows up to six choices of programme of study. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland institution code is R58. Applications for September 2022 entry are now open.

Full details of how to apply and the audition process can be found on your department’s specific page. If you have any questions about your application please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Application deadline

Please see each programme below for application deadlines.

Application fees and walkthrough guide

There is a UCAS Conservatoires application fee of £26.50, in addition to individual audition fees per programme.

We recognise that auditioning and interviewing for conservatoires, drama and ballet schools can be costly. The audition fee charge allows us to offer a thorough and positive experience to all applicants and we encourage you to ask the panel questions and find out more about the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to see if it is the best place for you.

We are committed to ensuring fair access to a conservatoire education for students who have the talent and potential to benefit from it, regardless of their background. In support of this, audition fee waivers are offered to applicants whom financial hardship may be a barrier to auditioning. Please see the audition fee waivers document for more information.

A walkthrough guide on completing your UCAS Conservatoires application can be found below:


As applications open for entry in September 2023, some of our programmes’ audition processes will remain wholly online and others will have in-person elements. The safety of our students, applicants and staff remains our priority as we navigate this process. Should you have a query about our audition processes for this year, please contact our team at or check your department page for further information. Please see below our helpful online guide to assist you in the event of your audition being a requested recording:

All applications made before the programme’s specific closing date are asked to either submit an audition recording or attend an audition in person, dependent on your programme of choice. If you are required to submit an audition recording, our walkthrough guide on how to upload your audition recording can be found here:

Full details of what to prepare for your audition can be found on your department’s specific page.

Please contact the Admissions team for further advice about the application process on