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Royal academy of music

Address: Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 5HT, United Kingdom

Description Royal academy of music

  • Founded: 1822
  • Location: London, UK
  • Number of students: about 700
  • Rating in the UK: 150.

Royal Academy of Music is the oldest conservatory in the UK, where many famous musicians studied, courses on modern musical instruments are taught: string, percussion, wind. The main task of the university is to help talented people from all over the world in developing their abilities and in obtaining modern knowledge. The graduates of the academy create a successful musical career in various genres, and become top-level conductors of major orchestras.

The university annually accepts foreign students from more than 50 countries, there are international exchange programs. Almost 300 high-level teachers are involved in education.

The university conducts various studies: a detailed study of classical works, the search for a new sounding instrument. The university is part of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and Universities UK.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Royal academy of music

Program name


  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: 4 years.

This is the main course of study, after which you will receive the maximum of modern knowledge, you will be able to develop skills and create a successful career as a musician.

Graduate school

  • Age: 21+ year
  • Duration: 1-2 years.

The Academy provides ample opportunities for graduate students, including a choice of degrees, diplomas and continuing education courses, as well as a thriving and innovative research culture.

Annual course

  • Age: 17+ years old
  • Duration: 1 year.

If you want to gain valuable knowledge in this conservatory without a degree, enter the annual course for any of the programs.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students can live in a rented room or apartment. There is a cafe on the territory of the conservatory where you can always have a snack between classes or after them.

Events Royal academy of music

Royal Academy of Music is located in the very center of London: in your free time you can stroll through one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and on weekends go to neighboring countries, studying their history and culture. Students regularly hold concerts at the conservatory, developing their talents and eradicating the fear of the stage in front of a large audience.

Equipment Royal academy of music

The conservatory has modern equipment: dozens of musical instruments, scenes on the territory of the university, a museum that tells both about the history of the university and about many classical musicians.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Studying at Royal Academy of Music is divided into quarters. Additional living expenses range from £ 1000 to £ 2000 per month, for meals and other expenses you need up to £ 1000 per month.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Studying at the academy is quite expensive, and the chance of admission is small: only 10% of successful enrollments. The selection of applicants is carried out according to estimates of previous education, but talent is much more important. Scholarship programs are available for students, covering most of the costs.

The most important factor is the presence of talent and the desire to enter the conservatory. It is also required to make a deposit for tuition in the amount of 25% of the first year - so you can reserve a place at the university.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
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- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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