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 hope to 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).

Family Welcome Event

For all new RCS students starting a full-time degree programme in September 2022, we hope to hold a special welcome event for parents, relatives and friends of new students.