Student exchanges are an excellent opportunity for you to get to know another city and its culture, to learn or develop a new language, and to benefit from the new perspectives offered by a different teacher. They also provide an opportunity to develop new networks and contacts that can help advance your future career as a musician. Many past RCM students who have been on exchange have gone on to work abroad as a result.
The RCM has a large number of student exchange opportunities with leading European, American, Japanese and Australian music conservatories and universities. These provide an opportunity to study at another international music institution as part of your RCM studies.
The RCM is a member of the ERASMUS programme, a European Union initiative that promotes exchange of knowledge and learning throughout Europe. As a member, the RCM receives funding in order to offer financial support to those students who choose to go on a European exchange while they are registered at the RCM.
Most European (ERASMUS) exchanges are for a period of three months (September to December), while American and Australian exchanges can be for one term or a full year.
Many past RCM students who have been on exchange have found the experience inspiring and have gone on to work abroad as a result.
For further information about exchanges offered at the RCM, including frequently asked questions and downloadable application forms, visit our Exchanges section.