International students

We are delighted that you’re interested in studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Around one in three students originally come from outside the UK (31.37%, as of April 2022). Between them, they represent over 65 different nationalities and add a rich multicultural diversity to RCS.

We understand that it all may feel quite daunting when you first arrive in Scotland. To help you during your first week here, you can take part in several organised activities that will help you to feel at home. You’ll meet many other international students and many more from the UK, who will be new to Glasgow too.

Useful information for international students

For more information about being an international student at the Conservatoire, including about auditioning for a place outside the UK, agents, English language requirements and visa regulations, see the menu or follow the below links:

Events and services for international students

We run a number of events and services specifically tailored to the needs of international students who are from outside the UK. When an event is scheduled, details will be listed below. For further information please contact our International and Student Experience team at

Airport Pickup Service

We offer a free airport pickup service in September 2022, for students arriving at Glasgow International Airport from outside the UK and Ireland’s Common Travel Area (Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands).  Welcome Home Ambassadors will meet you off your flight and take you by taxi to your accommodation in the city. The service will run from Friday 16 September to Sunday 18 September and then from Tuesday 20 September to Sunday 25 September.  Please note that the service will not operate on Monday 19 September as the Conservatoire will be closed for the state funeral of Her Majesty the Queen.  In order for us to ensure that arrangements can be facilitated for you on arrival, please complete this form by 12noon on Wednesday 14th September 2022.

Family Welcome Tours

For the parents, carers, friends, and wider family members of new RCS students starting a full-time degree programme in September 2022, we will hold a number of tours of our Renfrew Street campus.