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How to apply as an inbound Erasmus+ student

If you’ve decided you’d like to spend some time studying with us you need to check with your International Office/Erasmus Coordinator to see if there is an inter-institutional agreement* in place between your institution and the Royal Conservatoire. If your institution is one of our partners and is able to agree to you applying for an Erasmus exchange during the forthcoming academic year, you will be required to complete an online application before 17.00 UK time on Friday 31st March 2017. Your application will be considered and an outcome communicated to your Erasmus Coordinator within eight weeks. It is essential that you complete the required fields on the application and upload a fully signed Learning Agreement (and other supporting documents) as your application cannot be processed without them.

The online application system is called Decision Desk and instructions on how to apply have been sent to all the Erasmus Coordinators at institutions who have a valid inter-institutional agreement in place with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland . When you start your online application you will be asked to select which course you would like to apply for and your instrument/voice type (for music.) Once you do this, the audition/portfolio requirements will be listed. Applicants for music can choose to play/sing pieces of their own choice if they wish to. Applicants for courses within the School of Drama, Dance, Production and Screen should follow the audition instructions given.


Due to the high number of applications, we regret that we are unable to accept applications received after 31st March 2017.


We DO NOT accept Erasmus applications for the following programmes of study:

MA Musical Theatre

MA Classical and Contemporary Text

MEd Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts

MA Learning and Teaching (Gaelic Arts)

PG Certificate courses



Under the terms of our Erasmus Charter for Higher Education we must make all course catalogues available to prospective Erasmus applicants. At the Conservatoire we call these documents Programme Handbooks. At present, the 2017/18 documentation is not available. However, to assist you in the completion of your Learning Agreement the 2016/17 Programme Handbooks are included below:

School of Music

BMus Handbook 2017-18

BMus Traditional Music Handbook 2017-18

BEd Music Programme Handbook 2017-18

MMus-MA Handbook 2017-18

Choice Modules for BMus

Choice Modules for BEd

Choice Modules for Postgraduate SoM

School of Drama, Dance, Production and Screen

BA Acting Handbook 2017-18

BA CPP Programme Handbook 2017-18

BA MT Handbook 2017-18

BA Filmmaking Handbook 2017-18

BA PAD Handbook 2017-18

BA PTM Handbook 2017-18

BA Modern Ballet Handbook 2017-18

SODDPF Choice Module Booklet


For more information on the awards conferred by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland please see our Diploma Supplement AY16-17

Please note that most Erasmus students at the Conservatoire are required to select at least one Choice module. Due to the timing of when the Conservatoire asks it degree-programme students to select their Choice modules, there may be limited options available to Erasmus+ students. If there is a particular Choice module you are keen to take please list it on your learning agreement and we will try to accommodate your request where possible.

Data Protection

To comply with the Data Protection Act 1998, we are required to hold information on past, present and potential students. Information on individuals may be disclosed outside the institution either at an individual’s request or in furtherance of an individual’s interest.

*please note that we cannot accept Erasmus applications from students at institutions with whom we do not have a fully signed inter-institutional agreement.