Study Abroad at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Founded in 1845, Charles Dickens gave its inaugural speech, setting the stage for a truly innovative institution to grow into what it is today – one of the most prestigious schools for the performing arts in the world.

  • Study abroad at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland allows students to immerse themselves in music, dance and drama.

  • Young artists from across the world converge to become the artistic leaders of tomorrow.

  • Students can nurture their creative talents with high-level training in performance and production.

  • RCS offers state-of-the-art facilities and a world-renowned faculty.

  • Benefit from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s unique relationship with BBC Scotland, the National Theatre of Scotland, Scottish Ballet, Scottish Opera and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.


At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, you will experience world-class training across a wide variety of performance styles and production techniques. You can choose courses from a large number of artistic disciplines including: composition, classical and traditional Scottish music, jazz, opera, ballet, musical theatre, acting, digital film and TV, technical and production arts, and contemporary performance practice. Opportunities to perform abound as the Conservatoire offers six performance venues which host over 400 performances a year by students, staff and visiting international artists.

Your development will certainly continue long after the stage curtain closes. Spend an evening out in the city’s theatre district, an afternoon at the modern art museum or enjoying a local football match. The possibilities are endless in Scotland’s largest city!


You will earn the following hours of credit.

  • Fall Semester: 13-18 credits
  • Spring Semester: 13-18 credits
  • Academic Year: 26-36


  • Student apartments

Admission Requirements

  • GPA Requirements: 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.
  • You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation.
  • The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is a world renowned program. Students must provide a DVD of quality performance-related material. For performing arts, a solid grounding in both classical and modern theater is required. Please see page 8 of their Guide to Applicants and the section relevant to your field of studies for detailed information on the application process.
  • You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic Year: April 20