Record number of overseas musicians apply to study at UK conservatoires

1,250 performers from beyond the EU submitted applications to study music from September 2020, a rise of 25 per cent

New figures reveal that a record number of oversea musicians applied to study at UK conservatoires in the last year.

1,250 performers from outside the EU submitted applications to study music from September 2020, a rise of 25 per cent on the previous year, and the third straight year of significant increases.

“It’s clear that students want to be part of our vibrant and growing music industry,” said UCAS chief executive, Clare Marchant, “and they’ll have the chance to demonstrate their talents to professional performers in their upcoming auditions.”


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1,990 would-be students applied from the UK – a similar number to last year – while the number from EU countries fell by 50, with 490 applications.

Submissions are made through UCAS Conservatoires,  the admissions service for undergraduate and postgraduate performing arts courses at nine higher education providers across the UK.

The number of applications from EU countries – excluding the UK – dropped by 50 compared to last year

 

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