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Most educational programmes at the Academy of Music and Drama are characteristically international, both with regard to content and with regard to preparing for a professional career.

There are good opportunities for students to partake in student exchanges to study abroad. The Academy of Music and Drama also accepts many international students as well as guest and exchange teachers, thus contributing to the international atmosphere of the Department and internationalisation on our home ground.

Many teachers at the Academy of Music and Drama travel out and teach abroad within the framework of the international exchange networks in which the Academy participates. The Academy’s administrative and technical staff are also encouraged to participate in available programmes of personnel exchange with other European departments.

Our educational programmes in music attract many international students. Students attending the teacher’s training programme frequently travel abroad to carry out exchange studies. The Master’s Programmes are to a great degree international in their aims, since tuition may be given in English. Among these programmes, the orchestra performance programme has an especially high percentage of international students, since equivalent educational programmes for orchestral musicians are fairly scarce abroad. That is why this programme attracts many applicants from all over the world.

Nordic and European networks

All networks are described in bold on the page Networks – Descriptions.
The Erasmus network, for studies within Europe, is open to students attending all educational programmes, stage as well as music, at the B.A. as well as the Master’s levels, as is the Nordplus network for studies within the Nordic and Baltic countries. The Nordplus network has a special section for improvisation called Nordpuls, and one for folk/world music called Nordtrad.
The educational programmes within the field of the stage have their own networks for exchanges: Nordopera for Nordic and Baltic opera programmes and Nortea for theatre programmes.

Networks outside Europe

The Academy of Music and Drama belongs to several international networks financed partly by Sida for exchange enterprises with developing countries, for example the Linnaeus/Palme-network and Minor Field Studies (MFS).
Sida also has also for many years supported educational cooperation between the Academy of Music and Drama and Palestine.
Students and teachers participate in frequent tours and guest appearances and performances beyond Sweden’s borders. Groups of students undertake study trips abroad every academic year as well as participating in shared international educational projects.
The Academy of Music and Drama often hosts international conferences and projects, just as teachers and other staff participate in conferences and seminars abroad. All this contributes to making the Department well-known internationally as well nationally.


The Academy of Music and Drama is a member of the organisation Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC), an association for cooperation between European Music Academies, as well as of the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA).
These networks provide teachers and students with great opportunities for exchanges and more concentrated cooperation with other departments within the fields of music and the stage, Nordic, European and even those outside Europe.
The aim of the networks is to raise the quality of education and promote international mobility across borders for students, teachers and other staff, as well as advocating greater openness when it comes to counting studies and qualifications in an international perspective; making studies internationally compatible.
Exchange studies completed within the networks will not have study fees imposed upon them. The length of exchange studies must be at least three months and at most one year. Students can also apply for practical training or experience abroad, with economic funding from Erasmus.

International Office

Jenny Hedlund
Phone: +46 31 786 41 15

Contact (e-mail)

Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 11/6/2012

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