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Royal Academy of Music, University of London

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Sponsor: Royal Academy of Music, University of London

Location: London, England


Students will take private lessons, participate in ensembles, and enroll in a wide range of academic studies modules at the Royal Academy of Music (RAM), which is among the world's premiere music conservatories. The Academy focuses on musical performance and allows students to focus primarily on their performance skills through the mentoring of some of the world's top music faculty and professional performers.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year


  • Affiliated for Music majors only
  • Junior or Senior standing when the program begins

Admission Info:

To apply, Northwestern students must

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a Royal Academy of Music application by the program's deadline
  3. Participate in an audition in New York City or London, or provide a 20-minute video recording authenticated by Northwestern faculty

Languages: English


Arranged through the Academy's estates (student housing) office
Meals self-catered

Program Costs: 

Full Year 2018-2019: approx. $55,533

Billed by Northwestern:

Estimated additional costs: $19,533

  • Housing: $9,725
  • Meals: $3,430
  • Airfare: $735
  • Local transportation: $1,140
  • Books & supplies: $570
  • Personal expenses: $2,295
  • Visa: $1,185
  • GeoBlue: $453
*Note: This is a direct enrollment program. Northwestern will send your tuition payment to RAM via wire transfer. The exact amount of tuition you are charged by Northwestern will depend on the exchange rate when the wire transfer is processed. All other estimates above are in U.S. Dollars.

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