International FAQs

Can I begin study in January?

No, all of our undergraduate and postgraduate courses start in September.

What is the UCAS Conservatoires decline by default deadline?

Once all the institutions you've applied to have made a decision on your application, you'll be able to respond to your offers. Depending on when you received your last decision, this will effect the deadline by which you need to respond to your offers. For more information and details, kindly check out this page on the UCAS website: Replying To Your Offers From Conservatoires | UCAS. 

What if I am unable to start my course on time?

If there are any personal circumstances that may delay your arrival, you must contact as soon possible to discuss the situation.

What are the English requirements?

The English requirements vary depending on whether you require a visa to study in the UK, and whether English is the main spoken language in your home country.

Our English Language Entry Requirements table provides details on any exams or qualifications you may need to take.

Do you have any well-known tutors?

All our tutors are active musicians and experts in their fields, and we also welcome many high profile visiting professors and artists who work closely with students and give talks, concerts and workshops.

Read our tutor profiles.

Do you have many overseas students?

We have roughly 140 international students from around 35 countries enrolled on our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and the number of new international students enrolling with us has increased every year for the last three years.

Can I apply for a place, and then defer my entry for a year?

Please contact our admissions team to discuss this further at

How do I pay my tuition fees?

For more information see Fees and Funding.

Can I access any help with living costs?

You will need to ensure that you can support yourself entirely for the duration of your time in the UK, as international students have no recourse to public funds. Successful applicants will receive comprehensive information about costs before their arrival in the UK.
For more information see Fees and Funding.
The Conservatoire offers a number of excellence based scholarships for Bachelors and Masters students.
For more information see International Tuition Fees

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