We are proud to be consistently recognised as one of the world’s top performing arts education institutions by QS World Rankings (2016 – 2021), cementing our position as a global leader in the conservatoire sector.

In 2021, RCS was ranked as third in the world for performing arts education by the QS World Rankings -alongside prestigious institutions including 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, and each year we welcome students from more than 60 countries here to Glasgow.


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