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International Students

International Auditions for entry in September 2021

If you are applying from outside the UK, you may be able to attend an audition at one of our international audition centres. You may also be able to receive advice about application procedures at the same time.

Please note that international applicants already studying or living in the UK at the time of application should request an audition in Birmingham.

China, Hong Kong and Taiwan Audition Centres

Video Pre-screening

For our overseas audition centres in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, video pre-screening is in operation. Please submit a pre-screening audition video following our standard audition requirements to conservatoire.international@bcu.ac.uk by the 11 October 2020 in order to be considered for our audition centres in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. We advise that you submit an audition video via a video sharing platform such as YouTube, Vimeo or YouKu.

If circumstances change due to coronavirus and RBC decide not to hold live auditions at our overseas centres, you will not need to re-submit an additional audition recording. Your pre-screening audition recording will be considered as your audition.

We have prepared detailed guidance and advice on our Audition Advice page to help you prepare for your video recording.

If you have any questions contact one of our representatives listed below.

Audition Dates

Hong Kong – To be confirmed

Taiwan – To be confirmed

For further information about our Hong Kong and Taiwan auditions and presentations, please visit this website.

China – To be confirmed

Chinese Audition Guidance 2020

Important Dates

面试时间及安排:

UCAS申请截止日: 2020年10月1日

第一轮视频递交截止日: 2020年10月11日

第二轮现场甄试时间: 2020年11月-12月

现场甄试城市: 北京、上海、广州 (暂定)

(具体时间安排鉴于疫情状况有调整,请关注后续更新)

Virtual Auditions

For entry in September 2021, virtual auditions are in operation for international applicants outside of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Please submit an audition video or portfolio to conservatoire.international@bcu.ac.uk following the audition requirements for your instrument, department or course.

Please send us your audition video by 11 October 2020 in order to be considered during our main audition period in November and December. Audition recordings and portfolios sent to us after this date will still be considered but audition videos may not be processed until early 2021. We advise that you submit an audition video via a video sharing platform such as YouTube, Vimeo or YouKu.

As part of your virtual audition you may be invited to attend a virtual interview where you may be asked to perform technical assessments such as sight reading and scales. The virtual interview will also give you a chance to meet our staff and ask questions about life as an international student at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

We know that attending a virtual audition will be a new experience for many of our applicants so we have prepared detailed guidance and advice on our Audition Advice page to help you prepare for your virtual audition and interview.

You will automatically be considered for a scholarship based on your virtual audition.

Further information

If you would like further detailed information or would like to book an audition, please contact our representative in your country: