Applications for 2021/22

All applications to the School of Music for Undergraduate and Masters programmes should be made through UCAS Conservatoires. The application fee is currently £26 (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 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 check individual degree pages for application deadlines.

If you submit your application after the deadline date, we cannot guarantee that you will be invited to audition.

Late applications may be accepted. Please email with your principal study and where you are from and we can check if we can accept a late application from you at this stage.


Application fee

There is a UCAS Conservatoires application fee of £26. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland charges an audition administration fee of £65 per course.

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.



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.

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 or call us on +44 (0)141 270 8265.


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

An advice lesson at the Conservatoire gives you the chance to experience having a lesson at the Conservatoire and provides a great opportunity for you to gain some expert advice. 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. Advice lessons normally take place late August to early October and are dependent on staff availability.

If you wish to arrange an advice lesson, please complete the Advice Lesson Application Form and return with the appropriate fee to

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