We are proud to be consistently recognised as one of the world’s top performing arts education institutions by QS World Rankings (2016–2019), cementing our position as a global leader in the conservatoire sector.

In 2018, RCS was ranked as fifth in the world for performing arts education by the QS World Rankings – an outstanding achievement which sees RCS placed in the truly excellent company of the likes of Juilliard in New York, London’s Royal College and Academy and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.

RCS is also ranked as No.2 in the The Complete University Guide’s 2019 league tables – the first time an arts education institution outside London has made the top five. The full table is available here.

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 50 countries here to Glasgow.


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