Information on entry requirements, the interview process, tuition fees, living costs, scholarships and bursaries.



Apply via UCAS
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
Institution code: L30 UCAS Course code: W306


Academic Entry Requirements
  • 64 UCAS Tariff points from Level 3 studies or equivalent, which normally include A Level Music or a BTEC Extended Diploma in a Music-related subject. Relevant experience may also be considered.

  • A minimum of 3 GCSEs including English Language at grade C or above or equivalent.

Calculate your UCAS Tariff Points using the UCAS Calculator.

Music Entry Requirements

  • ABRSM Grade 5 Theory is advisable

  • You may be asked to provide a portfolio of your own work, including at least one of your own original compositions.

UK Applicant Assessment Guide:

Guides for International and EU applicants can be found on our International How To Apply page.

Audition Fee & Travel Refund
A refund of audition fee and travel costs may be available for applicants from low income households.
Download further information and the refund application form.


Tuition Fees & Living Costs

2018/19 tuition fees have yet to be confirmed.
The fees are per academic year and may be subject to government-approved increases in future years.

Tuition fees pay for the cost of teaching, assessment, validation, the facilities, support and administration of your course.

Living Costs
It is cheaper to live in Leeds than many other UK cities including Manchester and London. However, your living costs will vary according to your circumstances and your lifestyle expectations.

Download our rough guide to living expenses for first year students living away from home in Leeds.

Student Finance

Tuition Fee Loan
Home and EU students don't have to pay any tuition fees up-front, or while they are studying. You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Student Loans Company and the fee will be paid directly to the conservatoire on your behalf.
Find out more.
Maintenance Loans
UK students (not EU) are entitled to Maintenance Loans to help pay for essential expenses such as accommodation, food, books and travel.
Find out more.



In addition to the statutory funding available, Leeds College of Music provides a range of additional Scholarships and Bursaries including:

  • Leeds College of Music Bursary

  • Travel and Audition Bursary for Applicants

  • Excellence Scholarships

  • The Alan Hawkshaw Foundation Scholarships

  • The Reuben Vincent Trombone Scholarship

  • Leeds Cathedral Scholarships

Find out more.

UCAS Details

Institution code: L30
Course code: W306