We are delighted that you’re interested in studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  Around 35% of our students (in 2020) come from outside the UK. Between them, they represent over 69 different nationalities (in 2020) 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.

We run a number of events and services specifically tailored to the needs of non-UK students. Details are listed below. For further information please contact our International and Student Experience team at international@rcs.ac.uk.


Airport Pickup Service

The Conservatoire offers a free airport pickup service from Glasgow International airport for students arriving in Scotland from outside the Common Travel Area (Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands.)  Due to Covid-19 this service has been suspended but will hopefully resume operation in September 2021.

Family Welcome Event

Each year we hold a special welcome event for parents, family members and friends of all new RCS students about to start studying on our full-degree programmes.  This event was cancelled in September 2020 and virtual activities offered in its place.  We expect the event to resume in September 2021.


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