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.

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

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.


Erasmus+ Promotional Presentation 14th November 2017

Erasmus+ Pre-Departure Briefing 2017-18

Rostov Pre-Departure Briefing 2017-18

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.

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

Application and Learning Agreement forms for Erasmus mobility in 18/19 ARE  NOW AVAILABLE BELOW:

Outbound Erasmus application form 18/19

Erasmus+ Learning Agreement form 18/19


Erasmus Widening Participation Policy 2017-18

Online Linguistic Service for Erasmus Students

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


Royal Conservatoire Antwerp

Czech Republic

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 2018-19


Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences


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.


CSMC (Conservatoire in the Canary Islands)


Paperwork for OUTBOUND RCS Erasmus Students

Confirmation of Arrival

Confirmation of Attendance

Contact Details Form

Erasmus Grant Receipt (1st Instal) 17-18

Erasmus Grant Receipt (2nd Instal) 17-18

RCS Travel Insurance Policy

CEFR Language Levels – Self-Assessment Grid

Erasmus+ Student Charter

Erasmus and International Exchange Student Handbook


Erasmus+ for Students from Partner Institutions

Erasmus, International Exchange and Study Abroad Orientation Presentation 2017


Erasmus+ for RCS Staff

Staff Teaching Exchange Application Form 16-17 FINAL

Staff Mobility Agreement for Training (application form 2016-17)


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.

International Exchange Promotional Presentation 28.11.2017

International Exchange Student Application Form OUTGOING STUDENT 201819

International Exchange Learning Agreement OUTGOING STUDENTS 201819

Application Process

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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

UoM Study Abroad/Exchange Brochure 2017

UoM 2018 Study Abroad and International Exchange Brochure

Fact Sheet Student

Application Instructions

Edith Cowan University

ECU Exchange Guide 2016

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)


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 France.