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Apply for BA classical performance

This information concerns applications to the Bachelor's Programme in Music, with a specialization in Classical Performance.

  1. Apply for the programme through www.universityadmissions.se
    Application period: 2 December 2019 – 15 January 2020
  2. Deadline to complete your eligibility: 24 January 2020
  3. Admission tests: Week 9, 2020
  4. Admission decision 1: 8 April 2020 through My pages on universityadmissions.se
  5. Deadline for accepting your place through My pages on universityadmissions.se: 27 April 2020
  6. Admission decision 2: 12 May 2020 through My pages on universityadmissions.se

Admission tests

(The following applies to students starting autumn 2020)

Audition, main instrument

Round 1
In the auditions you are expected to be prepared to perform four compositions of your own choice. The compositions should be of different style and from different eras.

Round 2
In round 2 of the auditions you perform pieces from your round 1 repertoar. In addition the test may include one or several of the following elements:

  • An assignement from the sheet without preparation time (a sight-reading test), possibly together with one or more musicians.
  • Performing a simple, short piece selected by the jury after 10–15 minutes of preparation; possibly in ensemble.

Round 2 takes place after all the invited applicants have finished Round 1. It may take place the same day or 1–3 days later, depending on the number of applicants. Dates and times for step 2 will be announced in the schedule sent out along with the invitation.

Music theory test

Those who continue to round 2 will also take a written test in ear training and theory. There they will:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of music theory
  • Demonstrate basic ear skills: transcribing music by ear
  • Demonstrate basic skills in texture: harmonic analysis and voice leading


If you wish to have accompaniment organized by the academy, your music has to be received by the Academy of Music and Drama no later then 15 February 2019.
Specify your name, programme you applying for and your instrument on both the music sheets and the envelope. For example: Anna Andersson, Classical performance, violin, music for accompaniment.

Send the music to:
Students Affairs Office
Academy of Music and Drama
PO Box 210
SE 405 30 GÖTEBORG, Sweden

  • Eligibility and selection

    Entry requirements

    General entry requirements for university studies. Specific entry requirements in the form of musical knowledge and skills are assessed at the admission tests.

    Additional information about entry requirements can be found here


    Selection is based upon admission tests. In the admissions tests, an admissions group assesses the applicants' eligibility for education, based on a ranking.

  • Tuition fees

    Students with citizenship in countries not within the EU/EEA, or Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees for university studies in Sweden. Details about fees for this programme are available on the University of Gothenburg main website under Education/Courses and Programmes.

  • Scholarships

    Applicants who are citizens in countries outside the EU/EEA (or Switzerland), and who are required to pay tuition fees, are encouraged to apply for scholarships. Some scholarships will cover either the full cost of the tuition fees for the programme, or a significant part of that fee.

    Make sure that you read the application instructions carefully and that you understand when the application should be submitted (some scholarships require that you apply before you are admitted to the programme). 

    More information about scholarships

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Contact Information

Marcus Löfdahl

Programme Supervisor (substitute),

+46 31 786 40 64

Course Information

Read the programme syllabus

Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 12/4/2019

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