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Application deadlines

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.

BMus: depends on audition venue
GradDip: depends on audition venue
MPerf: depends on audition venue
MComp: 1 October 2020
MMus (Perf): depends on audition venue
MMus (Comp): 1 October 2020
MSc: 15 January 2021
MEd: 15 January 2021
Artist Diplomas: depends on audition venue
Research degrees: 15 October 2020

Undergraduate Applicants' Guide

Our 2021-22 Undergraduate Applicants’ Guide is designed to help you throughout the application process. It contains information on our Bachelor of Music (Hons) course, things you should know about the RCM, useful dates for your diary and much more.

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

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The UK's departure from the EU

As the process of the UK's departure from the European Union unfolds, the RCM will continue to provide updates for current and prospective EU students and those studying on the Erasmus scheme. On 23 June 2020 the UK Government announced changes that will affect the fee status of many EU applicants planning to begin studies at the RCM in September 2021.

Read more here

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