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 NMH for one or two semesters while earning credits in the programme at their home institution.

Studying at NMH 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 atumn term, the spring term or the whole academic year

Application guidelines

Students must apply through the online application system EASY. Follow this link to write and submit your application:

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 are

  • Recording(s), preferably video, totalling 15-20 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.
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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 NMH ("My studyplan"). Please find here an overview of the standard course structure for incoming exchange students (pdf) on different study programmes. 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.

> Read more about applying as an international student


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Last updated: 27. November 2019