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International and EU students

International students

We are delighted that you’re interested in studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Currently around 20% of our students come from outside the UK. Between them they represent over 53 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.

For more information about being an international or EU student at the Conservatoire please use the links on the right hand side of the page. There is comprehensive information available about auditioning for a place outside the UK, agents, English language requirements and visa regulations.

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

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.) The service runs from Monday 18th September to Sunday 24th September 2017. To reserve a place BOOK HERE. Please note that you should not reserve a place on the service until you have received your visa (where applicable) and booked your flight.


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 will take place on the afternoon of Saturday 23rd September 2017 will consist of a presentation by the Directors and a tour of the facilities. To reserve a place please BOOK HERE. Please note that this event is not for students themselves, just family and friends. It is not restricted to family members of international students. Family members of UK and EU students are also welcome to book a place.


EU Students

Health Insurance

EU students coming to study at the Conservatoire should ensure that they have Comprehensive Sickness Insurance. The easiest way to demonstrate Comprehensive Sickness Insurance is through a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) for temporary migrants which is issued free of charge by an EEA member state other than the UK, or their own Comprehensive Sickness Insurance policy.

FAQS for EU students from Universities UK (UUK)

FAQs for potential EU students 17-18, May 2017