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International 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 50 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.

Airport Pickup Service

The Conservatoire also offers an airport pickup service from Glasgow 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 for the seven days prior to the start of session which for academic year 16/17 is on Monday 19th September 2016. The online booking form for this service is available below until Wednesday 7th September 2016.

Airport Pickup Booking Form

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. The event, at 14.00 on Saturday 17th September 2016, will consist of a presentation by the Directors and a tour of the facilities. If you wish to book a place on this event please complete the booking form below. 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.

Family Welcome Event Online Booking Form

The links on the right hand side of this page should answer many of your questions about studying here as an international student. For further information please contact our International and Student Experience team at