How to Apply

Find out how to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Find everything you need to know about the process for each course and where to find an application form. More information about the audition process can be found on our dedicated audition page here.

Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance welcomes applications from all dancers and offers places on the FD/BA courses solely on the basis of potential and suitability for a career in the profession. We can provide additional support for all courses at audition stage or upon being offered a place, financially, with mental health support, language support or physical support. Therefore we encourage prospective applicants to disclose any impairment or condition so that we can best support them throughout the process.

Choose the course you’re interested in below and find links to the application form, audition dates, policies and an overview of the entry requirements.

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Find out about General School Life here.

Find the answers to the most common questions on the Digital Audition Process here.


Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have turned 16 years by 1st September in the year of entry.

Language Requirements:

EU, EEA and International students are required to achieve at least a Level B1 in one of the English testing systems recognised by the UKVI. We require a SELT (Secure English Language Test)

When do applications open?

Applications open on 22 October 2021 and close on 5 March 2022 for UK applicants.  

Please visit our International students page for details of the extended deadline for EU/EEA/International applicants.
Visit FD/BA Applications for more information.

When are auditions held?

Auditions are held each year in January through to March for September entry.  For entry in September 2022 this will be a two stage audition process following successful application.

Application form:

The application form will be available to download at FD/BA Applications.

Application Fee:

There is a one-time, non-refundable administrative fee of £40. This fee covers the cost of processing the application and is not refundable if an audition offer is not made.

CDD are able to offer a small number of application fee waivers to students who meet the criteria, visit: CDD Application Fee Waiver

The school is also able to offer a limited number of our own application fee waivers, if you have missed the CDD deadline, do not meet the CDD fee waiver criteria or for other personal reasons, please apply directly to the school by emailing Head of Admissions at Judy Bowden to make a request for a fee waiver.


When do applications open each year?

Applications opened for this new MA course in July 2020 and closed on 1st September 2020. We will accept and consider late applications.

Entry requirements

Admission to the programme is via a two-stage admissions process and candidates must meet all Entry Criteria and then complete Stage 1 of the application in order to progress to Stage 2 of the process.

When are interviews/next stage of the application process held?

We will be holding interviews for successful candidates in September 2020.

Information needed for the application form:

Personal statement – 500 words covering

  • Career – Artistic, educational, performance achievements
  • Experience – Professional roles you have undertaken, in performance, teaching, etc.
  • Reasons for applying for this programme

The application form also includes an equal opportunities section and requests personal details and education and work experience.

Application process and form.

Register your interest by contacting the Postgrad team on

Stage 1 of the application process is the completion of an application form, found here, personal statement and either a reflective report or undergraduate essay.

Stage 2 will involve an interview in person or digitally. We are flexible to your requirements.

For detailed information on how to apply for the MA Dance Research see Apply to MA Dance Research for Professional Practitioners. 

Fees: £4000 per year of the 2 year part-time programme. Bursaries are available for the first cohort with 25% off per year available. We can also direct you to apply for postgraduate loans.

Read more:

Find out more about the course content on the MA Dance Research page and apply for the course here.


Applications for MA Professional Dance Performance | Rambert2 are now closed for 2020.

The two routes to apply/audition

You can audition for a place on the MA Professional Dance Performance Programme (view more details here) delivered by Rambert School in partnership with Rambert. Following course completion you will receive a Masters Award as well as having the same touring performance opportunities as part of Rambert2.

Alternatively, you can apply for direct membership through Rambert to be part of the Rambert2 ensemble, but you will not be working towards a Masters award. International applicants from outside of the UK/EU/EEA should apply for a direct membership place and a visa may be required as they are not eligible for student status.

FAQs for the application process – answered

  • The online application requires a personal statement including your background and interests. 800 words max.
  • There is a £20 administration fee for your application, terms are available on the Rambert website. Financial assistance is also available.
  • On the day you need to bring a one page CV and headshot (recognisable passport photo is acceptable)
  • Full audition details will be emailed to you.
  • Auditions will be held in London.
  • You have access to a warm up area 30 mins before your audition start time.
  • Familiarise yourself with Rambert2 recent repertoire before your audition.

Further details on the Rambert2 auditions for 2020 are available on the Rambert website Rambert2 Auditions.


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