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The Royal College of Music is pleased to welcome exchange students from institutions overseas and to offer the opportunity for H students to study abroad.

The music profession is a truly global industry. Taking part in an exchange programme is a fantastic way of practicing your art on an international level while enjoying the adventure of travel.

Exchanges allow you to develop your work in new environments, to live and work in new parts of the world, to benefit from the fresh perspective of a new teacher, to learn new languages and, perhaps most importantly, to make professional connections overseas early in your career.

Although the UK is no longer a programme country for the European Erasmus programme, we are delighted that our European partners are happy to continue our long-standing collaboration and continue to offer exchanges between our institutions. 

Outgoing exchanges

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 H studies. 

Many students who take advantage of such opportunities make connections that enable them to work overseas when they graduate from the H, often launching international careers.

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Incoming exchanges

Every year the H welcomes students on our exchange programmes from partner institutions across the globe. Our exchanges provide a fantastic opportunity for students in other countries to experience life in London, one of the world’s great centres of music-making.

Incoming exchange students have full access to the H’s world-class professors, facilities and performance opportunities during their stay, and many students forge professional contacts and friendships that can last a lifetime.

The H currently has exchange partnerships with a range of institutions across Europe, and in the USA, Australia, Japan and South Korea.

Incoming exchanges for undergraduate students

Incoming exchanges for postgraduate exchanges

Staff and Teacher exchanges

Teaching and staff training visits for incoming staff frompartner institutions are still possible where the sending institution has funding available through the Erasmus programme. Please email enquiries for staff changes to international@rcm.ac.uk.

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