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International Students

Auditions for entry in September 2022

International Applicants who live outside of the United Kingdom should submit an audition recording within two weeks of applying or attend an audition in China or Taiwan.

Birmingham Auditions

If you live in the United Kingdom and intend to audition in Birmingham, please submit an audition recording by the 1st of October 2021 following our Audition Requirements.

We will hold your audition recording on file and refer to it if there are changes to government guidance which impact our ability to hold live auditions in Birmingham.

Please submit audition recordings and portfolios to: conservatoire.international@bcu.ac.uk.

China and Taiwan Audition Centres

We intend to hold live auditions in Mainland China and Taiwan.

If circumstances change due to coronavirus and RBC decide not to hold live auditions at our overseas centres, you will be required to submit an audition video recording.

Keyboard, Vocal and Strings applicants from Mainland China may be required to submit a pre-screening audition recording ahead of the live auditions. Please be prepared to submit a pre-screening audition recording following our Audition Requirements. Please submit your pre-screening audition by 1st October 2021. For more information please contact: LIU Fei (China Manager) fei.liu@bcu.ac.uk tel: 133683250630.

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

Taiwan – 18th December 2021 at the Sigfrid Art Center in Taiwan

Application deadline for Taiwan auditions: 5th December 2021. To apply please contact Stephanie Chen: stephanie.chen@bcu.ac.uk

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

China – To be confirmed

Hong Kong – virtual auditions only

Virtual Auditions

For entry in September 2022, virtual auditions are in operation for international applicants outside of China 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 within two weeks of applying in order to be considered during our main audition period in November and December. 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: