Based in London, ICMP has been developing and delivering music education for over 35 years, longer than any other UK music school and draws students from across the world.

As an international student, we understand that moving to a new country can be overwhelming, but please know that we are here to support you every step of the way. From our world-class faculty to state-of-the-art facilities, you will have access to everything you need to develop your talent and pursue your dreams.

We can't wait to see what you will accomplish during your time at ICMP and look forward to helping you make the most of this exciting journey!

OUR Courses

At ICMP, we offer a range of fully accredited courses designed to prepare musicians, producers, and artists for a successful and fulfilling career in the music and creative industries. Whether you're looking for an intensive one-year program or a full undergraduate or postgraduate degree, we've got you covered.

Find your course

How to apply

Applying to study with us is a straightforward process and we're here to support you throughout the journey. At ICMP, we believe that every student has something unique to offer, and we're committed to helping you achieve your full potential. To find out the admission deadlines for international applicants, please click here.

How to apply

How to APPLY
Auditions & Interviews

All students are required to successfully complete an audition or interview. If you're unable to visit the UK for this, we can conduct your audition online using Skype. Our tutors have auditioned thousands of students this way and can help you get the most from the experience. 

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How to apply

As London's leading contemporary music institute, we offer outstanding value for money to our students. Our course fees are highly competitive and offer a solid investment in your future as a creative artist/musician within today's music industry. 

EU students can also benefit from our Creative Development Scholarships.

Course Fees


ICMP's English language requirements aim to ensure that all students have the necessary language skills to succeed in their academic studies and to easily integrate into the institution’s friendly  community.

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Student Stories:
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BMus Popular Music Performance

How to apply
Student VISAs

International students will need to apply for a visa using the Student Route, which is a part of the UK's points-based immigration system. Our team are on hand to support you throughout the process, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to studying in the UK.

Visa Information

Guide TO
Starting your studies at ICMP

Before you move to the UK and start your studies, it's important to prepare for life in a new country and take care of any administrative processes you need to attend to. From healthcare to working, traveling to personal safety, we've outlined everything you need to know here.

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I lived some of the best years of my life at ICMP and I met incredible musicians and tutors. It was fundamental for me to be surrounded by people who had a real passion for music."
Stefano Torchio

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Guide to
Finding Accommodation

Moving away overseas to start university is an exciting time, but it can also be daunting. We've put together a number of resources to help you find suitable and affordable accommodation during your studies in the UK. We also have support teams on hand to provide advice and guidance to help you in this area. 


Student Stories:
Sha Supangan

Studying in London felt like being at the centre of the world's music scene. I was constantly bombarded with gig opportunities, auditions, networking events, etc, coming from both the ICMP as well as my own personal efforts."
Diogo Melo de Carvalho 

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Student Stories:
Frida Von Hertzen

Guide to
Induction & Freshers 

Starting university is an exhilarating time, but we know it can also be nerve-wracking, especially if you're new to the country. At ICMP, we're here to support you every step of the way, from hosting events and networking opportunities to providing personalised support. We want you to feel at home and make the most of your time with us.

Your first week

Student Stories:
Sarvesh Venkatesh

When I reached out to the programme leader and my peers for support, they assisted me without any hesitation so I could overcome my difficulties.  The ICMP experience was the most profound musical education I have ever had in my life!"
Jason Jeong

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When surrounded by people who all have a shared love for music as at ICMP, asking for help barely feels like asking for help. It’s more like finding a solution together."
Jaan Hantson

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August 1, 2021

International students: what you need to start your music studies

by ICMP staff writer

ICMP opened up my mind to pursue multiple areas simultaneously and also made me realise that we become more rounded as musicians when we learn how different styles and genres work."
Neelesh Mandalapu

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February 23, 2023

Coming Up Roses | From Singapore to London and back

by Jim Ottewill
October 29, 2022

Interview | Maida Rose

by ICMP staff writer
December 19, 2019

Interview: Jason Jeong, MMus alumnus and Korean music teacher

by Jim Ottewill