Main auditions

Our main auditions period for undergraduate and postgraduate music places is in November. In order to be eligible, you must submit your UCAS Conservatoires application before the on-time deadline.

UCAS Conservatoires Application Submission Deadline
The deadline is normally on or around 1 October in the year prior to entry for music.

If you are an organist, please be aware that organ scholarship trials are held at the same time as auditions and places fill up very quickly. You are strongly advised to apply by the on-time deadline.

Late auditions

If you apply between 1 October and 4 January, you may be eligible for late auditions. However, late auditions are only held if a first study area still has vacancies after the main auditions, so you are encouraged to apply on time if at all possible. Late auditions are normally held in February and are open to both undergraduates and postgraduates. If we receive your application after 4 January, you may be given an audition if your first study area still has vacancies; this will be arranged through our Admissions Team.

Audition Fees

For a standard single instrument audition, a non-refundable audition fee of £60 is payable through UCAS Conservatoires at the time of application. If you are choosing between two areas/instruments, or you wish to apply for joint study, you may request a double audition, for which there is a non-refundable fee of £90 payable through UCAS Conservatoires at the time of application. For audition requirements, please see the appropriate course page. 

Non-UK students should refer to the sections on International Audition Centres and Audition Recordings in our advice for International Students.