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Exchange Programmes

The Norwegian Academy of Music is proud to be the home away from home to international students from over 40 countries.

The Academy participates in several exchange and mobility programmes, including Erasmus+ and Nordplus. These programmes offer the opportunity for students to study at the Academy for one or two semesters while earning credits in the programme at their home institution.

Studying at the Academy as an exchange student is also possible through bilateral agreements with institutions not participating in these programmes.

If you are interested in applying to study at the Norwegian Academy of Music as an exchange student, please first contact the international coordinator/office at your home institution.

How to apply

Semester dates at the Academy

  • Autumn semester: August–December
  • Spring semester: January–June

Exchange students can apply to NMH for either the autumn term, the spring term or the whole academic year.

Application guidelines

Students must apply through the online application system EASY.

Application deadline

Application deadline for all exchange programmes: 1st of March.

The deadline applies to both the autumn and the spring terms of the following academic year.

Required application attachments

  1. Recording(s), preferably video, totalling 15 to 20 minutes. Videos can be uploaded in most file formats. They can also be attached as a link to Vimeo, SoundCloud, YouTube or Dropbox. Composition students must upload a portfolio.
  2. Letter of Motivation.
  3. Curriculum Vitae.
  4. Transcript of Records.

Study plan/learning agreement

In the online application system, you will be asked to fill in the courses you wish to take at the Academy ("My studyplan").

  • Please view an overview of the standard course structure for incoming exchange students on different study programmes below.

Use this to get an understanding of the way the exchange period is structured. If admitted, you will get the opportunity to apply for elective courses.

Please only fill out "My studyplan" if you or your home institution have specific course wishes that do not seem to fit in with the standard course structure.

International students (full programme)

Foreign students applying for admission to a full programme at NMH should consult the information provided about language requirements, application procedures, funding options and services for international students.