Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Have you ever wanted to study in a different country, make new friends from all over the world and broaden your skills whilst enhancing your résumé?

If you are studying for a full degree programme in a country outside the EU, our Study Abroad programmes offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself within the relevant department here at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and follow an intensive pathway for 1 or 2 terms (13 or 26 weeks), or sometimes for a full year.


Why Study with Us?

The College:

  • is the world’s first Steinway-Exclusive Conservatory
  • is ranked Number 1 Drama School in the UK 4 times in the last 8 years *
  • is honoured to have His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales as President
  • boasts small class sizes and one-to-one teaching
  • has its own arts centre on campus which presents over 500 performances each year
  • has industry partners with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Welsh National Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre and many more
  • is a multi-cultural institution, with students from around 50 different countries
  • has internationally-renowned teachers, the majority of whom also work in industry
  • regularly hosts international visiting artists
  • campus hosts major events such as BBC Cardiff Singer of the World, World Stage Design, World Harp Congress and BBC Young Musician of the Year
  • campus is located in the very centre of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, and is under 2 hours by train to central London
  • Cardiff is the ‘Most Cost-effective City’ in the UK for Students, according to the Natwest Student Living Index 2019

* (Guardian University League Tables 2019,2018,2015,2013)


“A powerhouse of innovation and collaboration across the performing arts.”

The Telegraph, (UK leading national newspaper)