NSCD welcomes international applicants and we are committed to improving accessibility to our auditions for applicants from further afield.


  • Leeds
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Italy
  • Hong Kong
  • Norway
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland

Or by video link (remote audition) for applicants from other countries.


When and where are the auditions? What does the audition involve? What information do I need to prepare for my application? How do I apply and book my audition? When will I find out if I have been offered a place? What will I need to know if I’m offered a place?

……the answers to these questions, for each course, are available on our APPLY page

Akshay Sharma, an undergraduate student from New Dehli talks about his positive audition experience:

“An online (remote) audition worked very well for me. I had the support of people who had been through such a process and helped me make the videos for what was asked of me. I think one of the biggest reasons that NSCD started to appeal to me was because of staff support. The whole thing was very new and different for me so I was in touch with Kate Kramers (Admissions Manager) over e-mails and over phone conversations which helped a lot.

I was planning to fly to Leeds for the auditions. I am so glad that my teachers guided me to do the video audition. I guess for me personally money was a big consideration and I think it was really cheap as compared to flying here and visa costs and everything else. I got a call from Janet Smith (Artistic Director and Principal) and I think that was pretty chilled. It was just a talk and not an interview as such. She made sure I was very comfortable and she was very friendly.”