International Students

Virtual Auditions

For entry in September 2024, we welcome all international applicants who are resident outside of the UK to attend a Virtual Audition.

As part of your Virtual Audition, please submit an audition video or portfolio following our audition requirements below. Audition videos and portfolios should be submitted within two weeks of applying.

We advise that you submit an audition video via a video sharing platform such as YouTube, Vimeo or YouKu.

International applicants should send links

UK applicants should send links to:

Virtual Interview

As part of your virtual audition you may be invited to attend a virtual interview where you may be asked to perform part of your audition and 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 a 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.

Audition Recording Guidelines

At the start of the video recording, please introduce yourself with your name, the degree programme you are applying for, and the titles of the pieces you will be playing.

Your audition recording should contain your full un-edited audition performance. The audition recording should be filmed in one take. You should not submit an audition recording containing individually filmed repertoire edited into one video recording.

Please note: All applicants who audition via Virtual Audition must provide a Letter of Verification from their music teacher or Head of Department. The letter of verification should confirm that the performer in the video is indeed the applicant applying.

Please note that audition requirements vary between courses. See our Audition Requirements below for more details.

Audition Recording links can be sent to:

UK applicants should send links to:

Chinese Prospectus

For applicants in Mainland China please download a copy of our Chinese Prospectus and contact LIU Fie (RBC China Manager) for more information.


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Further Information

If you would like further detailed information or need help preparing your application and audition recording, please contact a member of the RBC International Team:

Mark Bant
RBC International Admissions Officer

LIU Fei (Fairy)
RBC China Manager

Stephanie Chen
RBC Representative for Hong Kong and Taiwan

Audition Requirements

Please select a department from the drop-down list to view our audition requirements: