For entry to this programme, you will need to apply via UCAS
Conservatoires at www.ucas.com/conservatoires.
The UCAS Conservatoires application system is separate from the
main UCAS Undergraduate application system. If you wish to
apply to conservatoires and universities within UCAS, you will need
to register for both services.
There is a one-off fee of £25 to register to use UCAS
Conservatoires and £25 to register for UCAS Undergraduate (for
entry in 2020).
If you wish to begin a new UCAS Conservatoires application, you
will need to register
here, or read
UCAS Conservatoires’ Five Step Application Guide.
If you have already registered with UCAS Conservatoires, you can
or track your application here.
The UCAS Conservatoires Institution Code for the Royal Welsh
College of Music & Drama is R59. The Course
Code for the Postgraduate Diploma Jazz programme is
601F and for the MA Jazz programme is
For entry in 2020 applications open on the 18 July 2019 and
close at 18:00 (GMT) on Monday 1 October
2019. Auditions for on-time applicants will be held on
weekdays in October and November 2019.
We will continue to accept applications after 1 October 2019
although these applications will be treated as late applications.
Please contact our Admissions Team before submitting a late
application to check whether we still have vacancies in your chosen
If you need assistance with your application, you can contact
the UCAS Conservatoires Team by telephone (Monday to Friday, 08:30
– 18:00). Phone 0371 468 0 470 from within the UK or +44 330 3330
232 if you are calling from overseas.
You may also find the following links useful:
The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama charges an audition
administration fee of £63 (one instrument) and £84 (two
instruments). The audition fee for late applications, received
after 1 October 2019, is £68.
The College is committed to providing access to training for the
most talented students regardless of background or financial means.
The College’s fee
waiver policy is designed to support applicants for whom their
financial circumstances may be a barrier to auditioning.
For applications received before or on 1 October 2019,
auditions will be held during October and November 2019 (weekdays
only). For applications received after the deadline of 1
October 2019, auditions are likely to be held in February/March
2020, but only if places still exist.
Once we have received your application we will email you to let
you know the exact date and time of your audition. We will also
update your Track account on the UCAS Conservatoires
website with this information.
Audition Guidance for
entry in 2020.
Applying from Outside the UK
Additional information for international applicants can be found
in our international section and UCAS
Conservatoires have a
guide for international applicants.
Please note that only applicants who apply by the deadline
of 1 October 2019 and audition in the autumn will be
considered for a scholarship. Applicants auditioning via recording
must submit their recorded audition by 1 November 2019 to
be considered for a scholarship.