World leading

We are proud to be consistently recognised as one of the world’s top performing arts institutions by QS World Rankings (2016–22), cementing our position as a global leader in the conservatoire sector.

Performers are animated on stage in the RCS production of the opera Flight

In 2022, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland was ranked as fifth in the world for performing arts education by QS World Rankings — alongside prestigious institutions such as The Juilliard School in New York and the Royal College of Music in London.

RCS is also ranked number one in the Complete University Guide 2022 rankings.

As the national conservatoire for Scotland, we are committed to offering the very best education and opportunities to students from across the world. Each year we welcome students from more than 60 countries here to Glasgow.

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