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.
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, with the exception of students on Master of Music who are allowed to study in Europe in 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 https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/advice-for-participants
Students must apply to study at one of our partner institutions. Partner Institution List Applications to institutions that are not partnered with the Conservatoire are not permitted.
The Erasmus grant rates for 17/18 for student study mobility have been confirmed as:
- €330 per month for group 1 countries and €280 per month for group 2 and 3 countries with an additional €120 per month for disadvantaged students*
Group 1 countries are:
|Denmark, Ireland, France, Italy, Austria, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, Norway|
Group 2 countries are:
|Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, Turkey|
Group 3 countries are:
|Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.|
*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.
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 if your chosen institution is a member. https://aec.dreamapply.com/
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.
If your chosen partner institution is not part of EASY you should apply using the Outbound Erasmus+ application form 18/19 and the Erasmus+ Learning Agreement form 18/19 featured below. You’ll need to complete both forms, get them signed, and return them to the AAS office before 24th February 2018. Your audition recording can be emailed to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Application and Learning Agreement forms for Erasmus mobility in 18/19 ARE NOW AVAILABLE BELOW:
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.
Royal Academy of Music Aarhus/Aalborg
Lyon CNSMD – applications for Erasmus mobility are to be made via EASY Platform between 08.01.2018 and 24.02.2018 for full academic year, autumn semester and spring semester stays.
Paperwork for OUTBOUND RCS Erasmus Students
Erasmus+ for Students from Partner Institutions
Erasmus+ for RCS Staff
International Exchange for Students
The Conservatoire has several international exchange partners outside of Europe. Applications should be made, in the first instance, to the International and Student Experience team. Application and learning agreement forms are listed below.
- Complete the International Exchange Application form. It must be signed by yourself and your Head of Department (School of Music) or Programme Leader (School of DDPF). You must also complete the International Exchange Learning Agreement form by listing the modules you would like to take whilst on exchange based on the offering in the partner institution’s programme handbook or course catalogue. The Learning Agreement should be signed by you and your Head of Programme (School of Music) or Programme Leader (School of DDPF.)
- Once the above forms have been completed they should be submitted to the International and Student Experience Team in the AAS office by 23rd February 2018.
- If your chosen partner institution has their own online application procedure you should now complete this. Refer to the country section below to find this information.
The University of Melbourne
Edith Cowan University
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
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
- CalArts — Valencia, California (BMus and BA PTM/PAD only)
- 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: application.cim.edu/apply. 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.
- East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (Traditional Music only)
- University of the Arts, Philadelphia (BA Filmmaking)
Useful information on studying in the USA from the Fulbright Commission
Information on US visas for exchange students
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 France.