Payare conducting an orchestral rehearsal at the RCM

International students

The Royal College of Music is a truly international community. Over half of our students come from outside the UK, and we currently have musicians from more than 50 different countries studying here.

Our professors come from across the world too, bringing with them a wealth of experience and expertise. This global community makes the RCM a friendly, exciting and diverse hub of music-making. We were ranked top global institution for music and performing arts in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2024, 2023 and 2022).

Our friendly Registry and Student Services staff provide advice and support for international and EU students across a range of areas including visas and immigration, living and working in the UK, financial advice and how to make the most of your time here. You will be warmly welcomed by everyone at the College and London will soon feel like home.

Advice for prospective students

Why I chose the Royal College of Music

Discover why our students are proud to be part of the RCM community.

Tailored information

The RCM has dedicated webpages for students from ChinaHong KongJapanSouth KoreaSingapore and the USA

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