Applications for 2019/20

All applications to the School of Music for Undergraduate and Masters programmes should be made through UCAS Conservatoires. The application fee is currently £25 (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.

Full details of how to apply 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


  • 1 October 2018 (UK/EU) / 1 December 2018 (international)
  • If you submit your application after this date, we cannot guarantee that you will be invited to audition.

BEd (Music)

  • 1 December 2018
  • If you apply after this date, we cannot guarantee that you will be invited to audition.


Application fee

The audition fee per programme is currently £55 (on time), £70 (late) and an application fee of £25.



All applications made before the programme’s specific closing date are guaranteed an audition/interview. We hold auditions at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at a number of locations around the UK and overseas. If you’re applying from outside the UK, we can accept auditions by recording for performance programmes, and, for non-performance programmes, you can submit your portfolio electronically and be interviewed remotely.

Please contact the Admissions team for further advice about the application process on admissions@rcs.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)141 270 8265.


Advice lessons

The School of Music can offer advice lessons. If you wish to arrange an advice lesson, please complete the Advice Lesson Application Form and return with the appropriate fee.