Applications for 2024/25

Applications for September 2024/25 entry are now open. Please visit your individual programme of choice’s webpage to find out the deadline and other relevant information including application and audition process. Please e-mail our team at should you not be able to find the information you need.


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 £27.50 (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 2024/25 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

There is a UCAS Conservatoires application fee of £27.50, 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.


Auditions and submission of recordings/materials

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, or should you need to upload supplementary materials to support your application:

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