International Students


First round Foundation, BA and MA Performance auditions for 2022 entry will take place online. International candidates invited to second round auditions may be able to attend these via Zoom. Please note they will be live and you should be conscious of the time difference.

We encourage BA Acting, Musical Theatre and Actor Musicianship candidates invited to an additional third round audition to attend these in person at Mountview.

Creative Producing / Musical Direction / Site-Specific Theatre Practice / Theatre Directing / Theatre for Community and Education / Theatre Production Arts / Scenic Art and Prop Making

Interviews will be carried out online with the Course Leader or Senior Tutors. Candidates may be asked to submit a portfolio or examples of their work and for some courses there may be a further second round online interview and an optional Open Day at Mountview.

International Applicants

Mountview is a truly international school and regularly welcomes applicants from over 60 countries.

Unless you are a UK or Irish citizen, you will normally need a Student visa to study in the UK. Further information on applying for a Student visa can be found on the UK Government website here.

Following Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), freedom of movement between the UK and the EU ended on 31 December 2020. Any EU candidates who do not hold UK pre-settled or settled status will therefore require a Student visa to study in the UK.

Applicants whose first language is not English or who are not a national of a majority English speaking country, and who will require a visa, will need to demonstrate an acceptable level of fluency in English.  This is usually demonstrated through the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with a minimum level required of Band 5.5.

Course fee rates for UK and Republic of Ireland residents and for international students are published on the relevant course page of this website.  EU students who do not hold UK pre-settled or settled status will be charged the international fee rate.

Applicants are required to have a clear idea of how they would finance their training at Mountview prior to attending an audition. We strongly advise applicants to research funding options available to them as soon as possible should they wish to pursue training in the UK.

The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) is able to provide information and advice on visa and funding options for international students studying in the UK.

Any international applicants who have questions regarding applications, eligibility for study and securing a Visa for study should contact Mountview’s Registry Manager: