The Royal Irish Academy of Music is a home of musical excellence and dynamism, a place of teaching and learning which consistently achieves its objective of transmitting and maintaining the highest standards of performance and appreciation in all musical disciplines. Founded in 1848 the Academy is Ireland’s oldest musical institution.
The Academy embodies and reflects the traditions and heritage of Irish musicianship. The Teaching Staff includes many international and national prizewinners, members of the National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and many individuals whose names have become synonymous with music education in Ireland.
The Academy’s students have been accepted for further study at the most prestigious music institutions around the world from the Juilliard School in New York to the Royal Academy of Music in London.
The Academy also offers a wide-ranging Local Centre Examination System which offers examinations in classical music and speech and drama to over 40,000 students annually.
The Royal Irish Academy of Music has welcomed students from abroad for many years. We are a popular choice for foreign applicants as we have an excellent standard of teaching and we are situated in the heart of Dublin, one of the liveliest and most vibrant capital cities in Europe. The international students that have studied with us have all commented on how welcome they felt and how easy it was to make friends and settle in.
All non-EU/EEA students must comply with Irish immigration requirements.