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The Royal College of Music is home to a truly international community from more than 60 countries: around half of its students are from outside the UK, and its professors also bring international experience and expertise. International students can enjoy a top-quality experience in a friendly and diverse music-making community, supported by Registry and Student Services staff.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

345 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • RCM's Registry and Student Services staff provide advice and support for international students across a range of practical subjects including visas and immigration, opening bank accounts, accommodation, financial advice or on how to make the most of their time at the RCM and in the UK.

English Language Requirements

  • All applicants must be able to demonstrate that their level of English language ability meets the Royal College of Music's minimum requirements in order for their application to be accepted.
  • If students require a visa to study at the RCM, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) will also need to see proof of their English language abilities when students make their visa application.

Ongoing Support

  • Ongoing support is provided to EU and international students by Registry and Student Services staff, on visas and immigration, living and working in the UK and more.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance