Erasmus and International Exchange


Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years, from 2014 to 2020, with organisations invited to apply for funding each year to undertake creative and worthwhile activities.  Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector. It offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to then study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe.

Conservatoire’s Erasmus+ Charter

Erasmus+ for RCS Students

RCS students have the opportunity to apply to study at one of the Conservatoire’s many partner institutions as part of their programme of study.  Commonly known as ‘mobility’, students are permitted to study in Europe in either term 1 or terms 2 and 3.  Mobility in the first or final year of a student’s programme of study is prohibited, with the exception of students on Master of Music who are allowed to study in Europe in terms 2 and 3 of year one.  Students study for credit and are expected to take, and pass, a pre-specified number of modules which form part of the student’s overall degree programme.

For an overview of the Erasmus+ programme please see: Erasmus+ Learning Together brochure 2016 and

Students must apply to study at one of our partner institutions.  Applications to institutions that are not partnered with the Conservatoire are not permitted.   Please see our current Partner Institution List

Erasmus+ Information Sheet for Students (outbound) 2019-20

The Erasmus grant rates for 19/20 for student study mobility have been confirmed as:

  •  €420 per month for group 1 countries and €370 per month for group 2 and 3 countries with an additional €120 per month for disadvantaged students*

Group 1 countries are:

Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway

Group 2 countries are:

Austria, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Netherlands, Malta, Portugal

Group 3 countries are:

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey

*disadvantaged students are those from the UK who come from a family with an overall household income of £25,000 or less.  Those from outside the UK can also be considered as disadvantaged students if they can provide proof (in English) that they would be entitled to low-income family support should they have chosen to remain in their home country in order to study.

The Conservatoire now offers a one-off grant of €500 to care experienced students who participate in Erasmus study mobility.

Erasmus+ Promotional Presentation for Academic Year 19-20

Erasmus+ Pre-Departure Briefing 2019-20

E&IE Outgoing Student Handbook 2019-20

Student EHIC (from the University of Leeds)

Erasmus+ and International Exchange 2019/2020

If you are interested in participating in either an Erasmus+ or International Exchange in Academic Session 2019/2020 please complete the attached form.

International Exchange Presentation November 2018

Without completion of the above form we cannot consider any subsequent application for Erasmus study mobility.

How to apply for Erasmus

Most of our Erasmus partner institutions will be part of the EASY application system.  You should apply via this system regardless of whether your chosen institution is a member or not.

Once you have submitted your list of chosen partners (you must do so between 25th November 2018 and 13th December 2018) and submitted your applications via EASY (between 14th December 2018 and 28th February 2019) you will be informed if the institution you’d like to study at is not a member of EASY.  You will then be emailed with instructions of what you must do next.  The institution you’d like to study at may invite you to additionally apply via their own online form or via a paper form to be sent by email.

To see the application procedure in more detail please review the following presentation Erasmus+ Promotional Presentation for Academic Year 19-20

Many of our partner institutions have issued detailed guidance on how to apply to their institution.  This will be located in the country section below.

Any questions should be directed to

In the event that you are asked by an institution you’d like to study at to submit a paper application form you may use the form below:

Erasmus_+_student_application_form (outbound 2019-20)

In the event that you’re asked to submit a paper learning agreement by email, or you’d prefer to upload the paper version to EASY instead of using the electronic version please use the form below:

Erasmus_+_learning agreement_form (outbound 2019-20)

For 2019/2020, it is anticipated that a supplementary grant will be available for those students from a disadvantaged background who are undertaking a work or study placement.  The Disadvantaged Background supplementary grant in 18/19 was an extra €120 per month for disadvantaged students on study placements.  We do not yet know what the rate will be for 2019/2020.  Eligible students are defined as disadvantaged by the relevant authorities and are eligible for grants and loans. For example, in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, these are students from households with annual incomes of £25,000 or less. For students from outside the UK, decisions on entitlement to this grant are made on the same principles as the £25,000 threshold stated above. That is, if the student is entitled to receive extra payments based on national or regional criteria for disadvantage, and can provide evidence of this.  However, it is ultimately at the discretion of the Conservatoire how it uses the payment for disadvantaged students.  Please see the Conservatoire’s policy below:

Erasmus Widening Participation Policy 2018-19

All students who participate in Erasmus+ are required to take a language assessment at the start and end of their mobility period with the exception of those students going to Ireland.  It is free and the results have no impact on the student’s programme of study at the Conservatoire.  Students will automatically receive an email asking them to take the assessments.  They will also receive an invite to take a free, high-quality online language course.

Online Linguistic Service for Erasmus Students

If you’re wondering whether Erasmus+ would be a good fit for you take a look at the following case studies:

Erasmus Case Study Film Production

Erasmus Case Study Cinematography

Language Level Required at Erasmus Partner Institutions

Information sent to RCS from partner institutions about the programmes of study they offer will be uploaded regularly below.  It is for information only and applications should NOT be sent directly by students to partner institutions.


University of Performing Arts, Vienna:    University of Performing Arts, Vienna

MDW offers German classes for ECTS credits.  Please see the information at German Classes at MDW (University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna)

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz:    University of Music and Performing Arts Graz – Information Sheet 18.19


Royal Conservatoire Antwerp:    Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Erasmushogeschool  Brussel:    Erasmus application information 1819    Application guidelines Incoming Erasmus for study 2018-2019

School of the Arts Ghent:  Attached you can find our information sheet for incoming students to the School of Arts Ghent Information 2019-20 Information Form

The online application procedure can be found on:
Please note deadline for the autumn semester / academic year : 1 May 2019 (all programmes).   Students can apply online as from 1 March 2019.

Czech Republic

HAMU – Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague:  Music and Dance Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague — HAMU


Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg:    Applying for exchange at The Royal Academy of Music Aarhus Aalborg 2019-20

Royal Danish Academy of Music Copenhagen:   RDAM Copenhagen Application Information 1819


CNSMD de Lyon:  Information on the application process can be found here.


University of the Arts Berlin:  Students can apply to the music programmes.  Some CPP students may be interested in the BA Dance, Choreography and Contexts course offered by HZT (the dance center that offers the course).  HZT has its own partners who have priority so RCS students should apply for the summer semester (mid April to mid July).   Study plan for Music UDK Berlin This information should be included in your Study Plan on EASY and in your Erasmus learning agreement.  UDK Berlin information for 2019 entry

Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar:  Erasmus+ Incomings Application Form 1819

To apply to Weimar you should apply via EASY before 28th February 2020 and then print and complete the HfM Weimar application form and email it as a PDF along with the supporting documents and recording/folio to in time for it to be sent to Weimar by 31st March 2020.  Information on the application process to Weimar for 1819

Students will find information about the courses and the application form on their website at:

The Erasmus contact in Weimar is Signe Pribbernow


Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences:  Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences


Lyon CNSMD:   Applications for Erasmus mobility are to be made via EASY Platform between 8th January 2020 and 24th February 2020 for full academic year, autumn semester and spring semester stays.


University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest :   Additional information can be found on the information sheet,  please ensure you submit the Application Form via the AAS office as well as your online application via EASY.  Module information can be found here


Conservatorio Verona:

You should apply via EASY before 28th February 2020 and then print your application and email it along with the supporting documents and recording/folio to by 15th May 2020

Places are very limited for Voice classes

Documents required: Erasmus application form or traineeship proposal, Transcript, introducing letter, 15-minute performance (youtube link is preferable). For composers: a portfolio containing a selection of recent works.

Lessons are mainly in Italian language, especially the theory subjects. The specialization course of Music therapy welcomes incoming students, but would-be traineeship will be available only for students with advanced Italian language knowledge.


Royal Irish Academy of Music: :   Erasmus Application Information RIAM

University of Limerick:    Fact Sheet 2019-20

The Netherlands

Royal Conservatoire The Hague:   Royal Conservatoire The Hague (Application Information 1819)


University of Bergen:    Erasmus Application Procedure for 19-20 (Traditional Music students only)


Music Conservatory of Canary Islands:    CSMC (Conservatoire in the Canary Islands)


Paperwork for OUTBOUND RCS Erasmus Students

Confirmation of Attendance

Confirmation of Arrival – Outgoing student

Contact Details Form

Erasmus Grant Receipt (1st Instal) 19-20

Erasmus Grant Receipt (2nd Instal) 18-19

RCS Travel Insurance Policy

CEFR Language Levels – Self-Assessment Grid

Erasmus+ Student Charter

Erasmus and International Exchange Outgoing Student Handbook 2018-19

Tier 4 Attendance Monitoring Form (for non-EEA students on exchange)


Erasmus+ for Students from Partner Institutions

Erasmus, International Exchange and Study Abroad Orientation Presentation 2017


Erasmus+ for RCS Staff


If you’re employed by the Conservatoire and you’re interested in applying to teach or train in Europe please complete the appropriate form below:

Staff Teaching Mobility Agreement 18-19

Staff Training Mobility Agreement 18-19

In order to apply you should have an informal invitation to teach (from a partner institution) or to train (from any organisation in the EU) but you don’t necessarily have to have confirmed your exact mobility dates.  This can be done after your application has been approved by the Director or Academic Registrar.  The minimum duration for a teaching or training mobility is two days.  Please direct any questions to


International Exchange for Students

The Conservatoire has several international exchange partners outside of Europe.  The application procedure is exactly the same as for Erasmus+.  Please see above

Student International Exchange Presentation for Academic Year 19/20

International Exchange Learning Agreement OUTGOING STUDENTS 201819


The University of Melbourne

UoM Study Abroad/Exchange Brochure 2017

UoM 2018 Study Abroad and International Exchange Brochure

Fact Sheet Student

Application Instructions

Edith Cowan University

Information for Inbound Exchange Students

Information Sheet for Exchange Partners 2019

Study in Australia website

Visas for studying in Australia


Cape Breton University

Useful information on living in Canada

Getting a visa for studying in Canada

Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Information on visas for Hong Kong although guidance will be given to students by Pauline Chan from HKAPA


Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore

Singapore visas

FTV Course Catalogue16-17_20160722

Modules Available at NUS (Conservatoire)

Information for incoming exchange students – YST (NUS)

Module Flowchart – YST (NUS)

YST presentation by Alasdair Morton-Teng


  • CalArts — Valencia, California (BMus and BA PTM/PAD only). Application deadline is February 15th 2019.  Information/Documentation required for the online application process can be found CalArts 2019-2020.  Online applications can be made here: Please ensure that you complete the CalArts application form and the EASY application by 15th February 2019.
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (BA Acting only)
  • Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland, Ohio (BMus and MMus only)  Their semester dates are available  at Semester Dates  

Course Catalogue The application  link is: Applicants should choose “International Exchange Student Application.” Everything needed sent in will be done through the application including recordings, letters of recommendation, and a current transcript.

Useful information on studying in the USA from the Fulbright Commission

Information on US visas for exchange students

Campus France

Campus France, the French National Agency for the promotion of higher education, international student services and international mobility, has simplified and updated its course catalogue. Please see website details with students who are interested in studying in France as their site contains lots of useful information with over 450 courses listed, as well as advice on finances, living and studying in Franc