Partner Institutions

The Conservatoire holds a valid Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) enabling it to participate in Key Action 1 of the Erasmus+ programme until May 2023.  The Charter enables the Conservatoire to welcome a small number of students and staff from its partner institutions around Europe. Conservatoire students and staff also get the opportunity to apply for a mobility at one of our European partners.

The Conservatoire also holds funds under the Turing Scheme which is the UK’s global programme to study and work abroad.  It enables RCS students to study at our partner institutions in Europe and beyond or to go on work placements of 4 weeks or more.

Our current partners are listed below:


  • The University of Melbourne
  • Edith Cowan University (Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts) in Perth


  • Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna (MUK)
  • University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (MDW)
  • University of Music and Performing Arts Graz


  • Royal Conservatoire Antwerp
  • Erasmus University College Brussels (inc. the Royal Conservatory of Brussels)
  • KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts Gent


  • Cape Breton University, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Czech Republic

  • Academy of Performing Acts in Prague (HAMU)
  • Janacek Academy of Music & Performing Arts in Brno (JAMU)


  • Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen
  • Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg
  • Danish National Academy of Music in Odense/Esbjerg


  • Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre


  • UniArts Helsinki – Sibelius Academy
  • UniArts Helsinki – Academy of Fine Arts and Theatre Academy
  • Turku University of Applied Sciences


  • National High Conservatory Of Music and Dance in Lyon
  • National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Paris
  • The Paris Conservatoire (pending)


  • University of the Arts Berlin
  • Braunschweig University of Art
  • University of the Arts Bremen
  • Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen
  • University of Hildesheim
  • University of Music and Theatre Leipzig
  • University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim
  • Academy of Music Nuernberg
  • University for Music and Theatre Rostock
  • University for Music Franz Liszt Weimar
  • University of Music Wurzburg


  • Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest
  • University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest

Hong Kong SAR

  • The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA), Wanchai, Hong Kong


  • Iceland University of the Arts Reykjavik


  • The University of Limerick
  • Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin


  • Conservatory of Music “Lucio Campiani” in Mantova
  • Conservatory of Music “Nino Rota” in Monopoli
  • E. F. Conservatory Of Music Dall’Abaco in Verona


  • Korea National University of the Arts


  • Latvian Academy of Music


  • Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre


  • Utrecht School of the Arts
  • Royal Conservatoire of the Hague


  • Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo
  • University of Bergen (Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design – The Grieg Academy, Department of Music)


  • Karol Lipinski Academy of Music in Wroclaw
  • Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice


  • University of Aveiro


  • Academy of Performing Arts Bratislava


  • University of Ljubljana Academy of Music


  • Conservatory of Music in Vigo
  • Royal Conservatory of Music “Victoria Eugenia” in Granada
  • Royal Higher College of Performing Arts in Madrid (RESAD)
  • Conservatory of Music in Malaga
  • Conservatory of Music of the Canary Islands in Tenerife and Gran Canaria
  • Dantzerti in Bilbao


  • Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore


  • Royal College of Music Stockholm
  • Lund University, Malmo Academy of Music
  • University of Gothenburg, Academy of Music and Drama


  • Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul

United States of America

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Californian Institute of the Arts(CalArts), Valencia, California
  • Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Manhattan School of Music, New York

The RCS also has two Study Abroad partnerships which enable students from US institutions to study at the Conservatoire on a short-term, fee-paying basis, as part of their degree in the US.

  • Arcadia College of Global Studies
  • Muhlenberg College