The Royal Northern College of Music sits in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant student scene, at the centre of the Oxford Road Corridor.

Providing exceptional education and unrivalled performance opportunities, the RNCM is proud of its community of over 900 students from more than 60 countries.

Click here for a virtual tour of the College.

What you can study

We offer Exchanges to students from our partner institutions for the following courses:

Undergraduate Postgraduate
Bachelor of Music with Honours Master of Music in Performance
Bachelor of Music with Honours in Popular Music Master of Performance

Exchange students can choose to study for 1 or 2 semesters.


Whilst there is an array of accommodation options available in Manchester, many of our students choose to live in Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence, right next to the College. Further information on this can be found here. Please note that these rooms are available on a 42-week let only.

Application process

If you’re interested in applying for an exchange with us, please check with your home institution to ensure we have an exchange agreement in place.

Applications must be submitted via Acceptd by 31 March for entry in the following academic year. Please select the course you would like to study on from the list above.

You can find an Acceptd tutorial video here.