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Applications for 2022 entry

Application deadlines vary depending on the course you are applying for and, in the case of performance courses, where you choose to have your audition. You can view specific course deadlines in the dropdown sections below.

Information on auditions and audition locations can be found here.

If the deadline for your course has passed, late applications may be accepted where places remain. Contact admissions@rcm.ac.uk to check availability before submitting a late application.

Undergraduate deadlines

BMus application deadlines

  • Auditions in London: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021
  • Performance degree video auditions: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021, video submissions by 29 October 2021
  • Composition: UCAS applications and portfolio submissions by 1 October 2021
  • Conducting: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021, video submissions by 29 October 2021
  • Overseas auditions, New York only: UCAS applications and pre-screening video submissions by 1 November 2021

Taught postgraduate deadlines

GradDip application deadlines

  • Auditions in London: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021
  • Performance degree video auditions: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021, video submissions by 29 October 2021
  • Overseas auditions, New York only: UCAS applications and pre-screening video submissions by 1 November 2021

MPerf application deadlines

  • Auditions in London: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021
  • Video auditions: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021, video submissions by 29 October 2021
  • Overseas auditions, New York only: UCAS applications and pre-screening video submissions by 1 November 2021

MComp application deadlines

  • UCAS applications and portfolio submissions by 1 October 2021

MMus(Perf) application deadlines

  • Auditions in London: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021
  • Video auditions: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021, video submissions by 29 October 2021
  • Conducting: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021, video submissions by 29 October 2021
  • Overseas auditions, New York only: UCAS applications and pre-screening video submissions by 1 November 2021

MMus(Comp) application deadlines

  • UCAS applications and portfolio submissions by 1 October 2021

MSc application deadlines

For 2022 entry:

  • UCAS applications by 26 January 2022

MEd application deadlines

For 2022 entry:

  • UCAS applications by 26 January 2022

ArtDip application deadlines

ArtDip in Performance

  • Auditions in London: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021
  • Performance degree video auditions: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021, video submissions by 29 October 2021
  • Overseas auditions, New York only: UCAS applications and pre-screening video submissions by 1 November 2021

ArtDip in Composition

  • UCAS applications and portfolio submissions by 1 October 2021

ArtDip in Opera

  • Auditions in London: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021
  • Performance degree video auditions: UCAS applications by 1 October 2021, video submissions by 29 October 2021

Research degree deadlines

DMus and PhD application deadline

  • Applications by 15 October

Undergraduate Applicants' Guide

If you are interested in undergraduate study at the RCM our handy Undergraduate Applicants’ Guide 2022-23 will provide the key information that you need to know about applying to study here.

Entry requirements

The Royal College of Music's entry requirements vary between courses. You are advised to browse our course listings to find the information most relevant to your application. Links to audition requirements are provided where applicable.

Find the entry requirements for your course

All applicants must be able to demonstrate that their level of English language ability meets the Royal College of Music's minimum requirements in order for their application to be accepted.

Read our English language requirements