Norges musikkhøgskole Norwegian Academy of Music
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Exchange Programmes

The Norwegian Academy of Music is proud to be the home away from home to visiting and 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.

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

If you are interested in studying 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 to December
  • Spring semester: January to June

Visiting students can apply to the Academy 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: 1 March.

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

Required application attachments

  1. Letter of Motivation.
  2. Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Transcript of Records.
  4. Portfolio

Performance students: 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. For student applying for the Chruch Music programme, there is also a requirement to submit a video of you conducting (max. 5 minutes).

Composition students: a composition portfolio.

Master in Music Education: a short description of your master's project.

Master in Music Theory: two own compositions or arrangements for different instruments or ensembles, or in different genres.

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.

Published: Jun 16, 2020 — Last updated: Jan 7, 2022