We encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience. If you have a passion for music, how it’s produced and meet the entry requirements listed below then we want to hear from you!
Your application is your opportunity to demonstrate that you meet the entry requirements necessary to study on the course. So that we can assess your suitability for the course and offer you an interview you will need to include the following documents:
(All documentation for your application needs to be submitted in PDF format.)
International Applicants (Tier 4)
Unfortunately at present students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are unable to obtain a Tier-4 visa to study at Abbey Road Institute in London. To apply to study with us you must hold a valid EEA passport or EU identity card. The EEA includes the European Union (EU) countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway. As members of the EFTA (European Free Trade Area), Swiss nationals are also eligible to apply.
In some circumstances, you may be eligible for a Tier 5 “Youth Mobility Visa”. You can apply for this visa if you’re aged between 18 – 30 and from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea or Taiwan. For further information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit the Youth Mobility Scheme visa (Tier 5) page on the UK government website.
**Now for the good news**
We are working towards becoming a Tier 4 licensed sponsor in 2019. If you are from outside the EEA/EFTA we encourage you to start an application to study with us in 2019. **While not guaranteed we hope to be in a position to start sponsoring international students from May 2019, in time for our September intake. Updates will be published on this webpage, and via our blog, social media channels, and newsletter.**
Additional Entry Requirements for International Applicants
In addition to the above entry requirements international applicants will also be required to submit the following:
For further guidance please visit the General student visa (Tier 4) page on the UK government website.
If you’d like to apply but are unsure if you meet the requirements please get in touch for an initial consultation with one of our course advisers. You may also wish to consider attending one of our forthcoming Open Days where you will be able to meet the team and find out how Abbey Road Institute can help you to build a rewarding career working with sound.
Abbey Road Institute has really opened up a lot of doors. I started to think outside of the box while I was studying there.
It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!
Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.
There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!
On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.