How to Apply – Undergraduate

Undergraduate Domestic Students
All local applicants, including international students completing their secondary schooling in Australia in the current year, need to make an application to the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) nominating a Sydney Conservatorium of Music course as, at least, one of their 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: Applications for all other instruments for 2017 Intake have CLOSED

Step 1: Apply through the UAC website

Step 2: After you have completed Step 1, you must submit an online application directly to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music so an Audition and/Interview can be arranged. A non-refundable $50 administration fee is charged for every audition/interview application in a different instrumental/vocal unit.

Step 3: Pay Audition/Interview Administration Fee online (Non-Refundable)

It is important that you submit a UAC application first, followed by an Application for an Audition/Interview, and pay the appropriate Administrative fee otherwise we cannot scheduled you for an Audition and/or Interview.

International Students (Undergraduate)
You are considered to be an international student if you are NOT: an Australian citizen; a New Zealand citizen; a dual citizen of any country with Australia or New Zealand; or a permanent resident of Australia.

Application Process

Step 1: Before commencing the application process, be sure you meet the entry requirements.

Step 2: 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 3: Where possible, you should attend a live audition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. If you are an international applicant and currently residing overseas and cannot attend in person, you may submit an audition on-line. Please see Audition Submissions  for further details.

Scholarships
In order to be considered for one of the Conservatorium’s international scholarships students must submit all application material, including an audition and IELTS results, by 30 May (for semester 2 commencement) or 31 October (for semester 1 commencement). Applications received after these closing dates will not be considered for scholarships.

Internal Course Transfers – Current Sydney Conservatorium of Music Students ONLY
If you are transferring from a Bachelor of Music (Music Education), Bachelor of Music Studies or combined degrees into the Bachelor of Music (Performance), OR, you are applying for a new principal study in a different degree within the Conservatorium, please follow the process below.

Application Process

Step 1: Apply for a “Course Transfer” via Sydney Student.  Go to My Studies > Course Details > Course Transfer.

Step 2: Complete an online audition 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).

Principal Study Transfer – Current Sydney Conservatorium of Music Students ONLY
If you are remaining in the same course and only changing principal study,  please complete an online audition application form.

If you are applying for a different principal study from the one you are currently enrolled in, the Audition/Interview Administration Fee online (Non-Refundable), will apply.

If you are changing principal study, please also see Submission Link for further details.

Internal Course Transfers – Currently enrolled students at the University of Sydney
(This process is NOT for students enrolled at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music)
If you are a current student at the University of Sydney,  and wish to apply for a 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: Complete an online audition application form. (Please use your current University of Sydney 9 digit student number in the “UAC” field)

Step 3: Pay Audition/Interview Administration Fee online (Non-Refundable)

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. The recordings must be no older than six weeks at the time you send them to us. Audio-only recordings will not be accepted. Please refer to the Audition Requirements page for details of the works you should include in your recording.

Each piece of  audition recording must be continuous, please do not stop and re-start the recording. Ensure the audio and visual are very clear.  See “Audition Submission”  for further details.

Late Applications
The SCM may not always be able to accommodate late applications for auditions/interviews. Late request for auditions/interviews may only be considered for applications lodged to UAC by end of October.