How to Apply – Undergraduate

Domestic students

If you are a local applicant, (or an international student completing secondary school in Australia this year), please make an application to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) nominating a Sydney Conservatorium of Music course as one of your UAC preferences.

For UAC purposes, a local applicant is:

  • an Australian citizen or holder of a visa having permanent residency in Australia at any educational level, i.e. a year 12 student in Australia in any year, an Australian tertiary student or a mature age applicant
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • an international student (i.e. holder of an international student visa) completing  secondary schooling in Australia in the year prior to commencing at university

Application Process: 

Step 1: Apply through UAC.

Step 2: Submit a Sydney Conservatorium of Music online application. A non-refundable $50 administration fee is charged for every audition/interview application.

Step 3: Pay Audition/Interview Administration Fee online (non-refundable) via the Conservatorium online application form.

Once you have completed these three steps, we will be in touch to organise the date/time for your audition and/or interview.

 

International Students

If you are an international student, please check the University of Sydney website first for entry requirements.

Application Process: 

Step 1: Gain an ATAR or an equivalent international qualification

Step 2: Meet the English language requirement

Step 3: Submit your recorded audition video or portfolio via the submission site. Please refer to the audition requirements section for information relating to your instrument/vocal studies.


Current Sydney Conservatorium of Music students

If you are currently enrolled in a SCM degree and wish to change to one of our other music degrees.

Application Process: 

Step 1: Submit a Sydney Conservatorium of Music online application.  A non-refundable $50 administration fee is charged for every audition/interview application.

Step 2: Pay Audition/Interview Administration Fee online (non-refundable) via the Conservatorium online application form.

If you are applying for a different principal study from the one you are currently enrolled in, you will be required to pay the Audition/Interview Administration Fee online (non-refundable).

Step 3: If your Audition/Interview is successful and after the release of your current semester’s results, please complete the following step:

IMPORTANT:  Students must obtain an email from the Program Leader or relevant Unit Coordinator confirming a place has been successful and your transfer has been supported.  The email must be uploaded with your Course Transfer application in order to fast-track your application.

Apply for a Course Transfer via SydneyStudent.  Go to My Studies > Course Details > Course Transfer (Remember to upload your confirmation email/letter, otherwise your application will be rejected).

Once you have completed these three steps, we will be in touch to organise the date/time of your audition and/or interview.

 

Current University of Sydney students

If you are a current University of Sydney student and wish to apply for a music degree offered at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, please follow the process below.

Application Process: 

Step 1: Complete an online application form by searching for the degree you would like to apply for in course search, and then follow the prompts to Apply Now.

Step 2: Submit a Sydney Conservatorium of Music online application. A non-refundable $50 administration fee is charged for every audition/interview application.

Step 3: Pay Audition/Interview Administration Fee online (non-refundable) via the Conservatorium online application form.

Once you have completed these three steps, we will be in touch to organise the date/time for your audition and/or interview.

 

Online Audition Submission

Where possible, you should attend a live audition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. If you are an interstate or international applicant and cannot attend in person, you may submit a online audition recording via our online application form. Please refer to your area of study (brass, woodwind, strings etc.) for details of the works you should include in your recording.


Late Applications

The SCM may not always be able to accommodate late applications for auditions and interviews – these may only be considered for applications lodged to UAC by the end of October.