Applications for 2023/24

Applications for September 2023/24 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 admissions@rcs.ac.uk should you not be able to find the information you need.

 

Applying to RCS

All applications to the School of Music for Undergraduate and Masters programmes should be made through UCAS Conservatoires. The application fee is currently £26.50 (in addition to the audition fee), which allows up to six course choices. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland institution code is R58. Applications for September 2023/24 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 admissions@rcs.ac.uk.

 

Application deadline

BMus/MMus/MA/Artist Diploma/Advanced Postgraduate Diploma

The deadline dates to apply can be found in the table below –

UCAS Conservatoires Application Deadline  Audition Recording Deadline
UK Applicants* 3rd October 2022 17th October 2022 (for applicants unable to attend an in-person audition)
International Applicants 1st December 2022 1st December 2022

*We are still accepting late applications from Scottish applicants for BMus. Please contact rcsadmissions@rcs.ac.uk for more information.

International student applicants

We are aware that international students, particularly those coming from the USA, may struggle with the UCAS deadline. As a consequence, we have set an additional deadline of 1st December 2022 for international students.

 

BEd/PGDE

UCAS Conservatoires Application Deadline
BEd 1 December 2022
PGDE 31 January 2023

 

If you submit your application after this date, we cannot guarantee that your application will be reviewed by the audition panel. If you do want to submit a late application, you must contact admissions@rcs.ac.uk in the first instance to check we are accepting late applications. Late applications will be considered on a case by case basis and may not be considered in the first round of scholarship allocation.

Application fees

There is a UCAS Conservatoires application fee of £26.50. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland charges an audition assessment administration fee of £65 per course.

We recognise that auditioning and interviewing for conservatoires, drama and ballet schools can be costly. The audition assessment administration fee charge allows us to offer a thorough and positive experience to all applicants and we encourage you to get in touch with us 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

All auditions for our BMus and MMus/MA/Artist Diploma/Advanced Postgraduate Diploma applicants will take place in Glasgow at our campus in November 2022, unless the candidate is based overseas and is not able to travel to an in-person audition. The deadline dates to apply and submit your audition recording can be found in the table below –

UCAS Conservatoires Application Deadline  Audition Recording Deadline
UK Applicants 3rd October 2022 17th October 2022 (for applicants unable to attend an in-person audition)
International Applicants 1st December 2022 1st December 2022

 

International student applicants

We are aware that international students, particularly those coming from the USA, may struggle with the UCAS deadline. As a consequence, we have set an additional deadline of 1st December 2022 for international students.

Should you be applying from overseas and not able to join us for an in-person audition in Glasgow in November 2022, please then upload your audition recording to Acceptd. A 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.

All decisions will be posted on UCAS Conservatoires following your audition via UCAS Conservatoires track (you will need your username and password). We aim to post outcomes before Christmas 2022.

Please contact the Admissions team for further advice about the application process on admissions@rcs.ac.uk.


Book an advice lesson with one of our Music teachers (faculty)

If you are unsure of what programme you wish to apply for, we recommend booking an advice audition with a tutor who can assist gauge which programme you may be suitable for. If you wish to arrange an advice lesson, please complete our Advice Lessons form.