Royal Northern College of Music

The conservatory was formed as a result of a merger of the Royal Manchester College of Music and the Northern School of Music in 1973.

Language requirements

Two-semester exchanges
Students being admitted to RNCM must be able to demonstrate that their level of English language meets the necessary entrance requirements: English Language Requirements

One-semester exchanges

For students going abroad for one semester only, RNCM is permitted to waive the requirements following an internal assessment: This would require the student to complete an online test, attend an online interview with a Language Support tutor and submit a short piece of written work. The tutor would then make a recommendation on language level to check against the requirements.

Total number of exchange places



A possible Erasmus+ International Dimension grant in combination with loan and grant from Lånekassen for eligible students.

If sufficient grants are available, and there is a formalized Erasmus+ international dimension collaboration between UiS and the institution abroad, you are eligible for being awarded an Erasmus+ International Dimension grant.

Please note that students applying for Erasmus+ International Dimension grants will receive confirmation of whether they will receive a grant approximately 3 weeks after the application deadline (1 February for exchanges in the autumn and 1 September for exchanges in the spring).

More information about Erasmus+ International Dimension grant.

How to find subjects


If staying longer than one semester, students have to be prepared to apply for a student visa.

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