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 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 15 September to Sunday 24 September 2023.  In order for us to ensure that arrangements can be facilitated for you on arrival, please complete this form by 12noon on Wednesday 13 September 2023.  (Please note that the online booking form will be open from 1 September 2023)

Family Welcome Event

For the parents, carers, friends, and wider family members of new RCS students starting a full-time degree programme in September 2023, we will hold a Family Welcome event on Saturday 23rd September 2023 which will include an informal tour of both our Renfrew Street and Wallace Studios campuses. Further information will be circulated to our students via the induction portal.