We have a large number of exchanges available with leading European, American, Japanese, South Korean and Australian music conservatories and universities. These exchanges provide an excellent opportunity to study abroad at other world-leading institutions as part of your RCM studies.
Many students who take advantage of such opportunities make connections that enable them to work overseas when they graduate from the RCM, often launching international careers.
‘My teacher, a member of the New York Philharmonic trumpet section, was really encouraging and inspiring.’
‘I can strongly recommend it to anyone who is interested in gaining a wide variety of experience.’
‘I got to know a new city and make new friends. Also changing teachers and learning different views and techniques gave me a different perspective to my playing. Everyone should try it!’
Outgoing exchanges are normally for a period of one term during the Autumn term.
Although the UK Government has decided that, following the UK's withdrawal from the EU, we will no longer participate in the European exchange programme, Erasmus+, we are delighted that our European partners are happy to continue our long-standing collaboration and continue to offer exchanges between our institutions.
The list below shows the RCM’s current partner institutions for student exchanges. This list may be subject to change for exchanges commencing in future years.
Conservatorium van Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Germany
Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark
Hochschule fur Musik Köln, Germany
Koninklijk Conservatorium den Haag, The Netherlands
Sibelius Academy Helsinki, Finland
Musikhochschule Karlsruhe, Germany
Musikhogskolan i Malmö, Sweden
Norges Musikhogskole Oslo, Norway
Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, Potsdam, Germany
Academy of Performing Arts Prague, Czech Republic
Universitat Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, The Netherlands
Eastman School of Music, Rochester
Manhattan School of Music, New York
Sydney Conservatorium, Sydney
South Korean exchanges
Please note that agreements with partner institutions may vary in future years.