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Apply for MFA Organ and Related Keyboard Instruments

This information concerns applications to the Master's programme in Organ and related keyboard instruments.

  1. Apply for the programme through www.universityadmissions.se 
    Application period: 2 December 2019 – 15 January 2020. Note! Make sure to select "Autumn 2020" for your application!
  2. Mail with request whether you attend the admission tests or upload a video recording: 17 January (answer no later than 23 January)
  3. Deadline to complete your eligibility: 3 February 2020
  4. Submit your portfolio through SlideRoom
    All material is submitted: 17 February–28 February (does not apply to applicants attending admission tests in Gothenburg)
  5. Admission tests: 5–6 March 2020
  6. Admission decision: 3 April 2020 through My pages on universityadmissions.se

Admission tests

(The following applies to students starting autumn 2020)

Auditions consist of 20 minutes of music chosen by you. You can choose to feature either interpretation or improvisation skills, or both. Organ auditions also include a compulsory piece: Johann Sebastian Bach's Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (BWV 659). You are expected to obtain the sheet music for the compulsory piece yourself. During the tests you also have the opportunity to play on an organ-related piano instrument (harpsichord, forte piano, harmonium, clavichord, piano). You have 10 minutes at your disposal.

In conjunction with your auditions, a short interview will be held, where you get the opportunity to discuss your independent work and what your focus will lie on.

Auditions are held in Gothenburg.

If you are having difficulties attending the auditions at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, you can apply by uploading work samples supplemented with interviews via skype calls. All material is submitted through SlideRoom.

We will ask you via email whether you want to submit a video recording or attend the auditions in Gothenburg after the last date for application. If you intend to conduct the auditions at the Academy of Music and Drama, you will also be asked which organ you want to perform on.

  • Submit your portfolio

    Your portfolio material i submitted through our digital service SlideRoom: applyartsgu.slideroom.eu
    SlideRoom closes at midnight on the last submission day. After that it is not possible to submit your material. After you submit your portfolio, you will receive a confirmation email from SlideRoom.

    NOTE! Material you have uploaded to SlideRoom can no longer be edited or deleted.

    For the purpose of handling and reviewing work samples, we use an external service provided by SlideRoom Technologies Inc. By using the service, you agree that the University of Gothenburg may handle your personal data and material submitted via SlideRoom in order to evaluate your application for education. The material you upload remains with SlideRoom until you choose to remove it from their servers.

  • Eligibility and selection

    Entry requirements

    Bachelor degree of arts in music or equivalent, and musical knowledge and skills that are assessed at the admission test and are the basis for selection.


    Selection of eligible applicants is based upon entrance tests.

  • 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

  • Tuition fees

    Applicants from countries within the EU as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland will be admitted free of charge. Applicants from other countries will be charged tuition fees and application fees.

    Contact tuitionfees@gu.se for more information.

    Details about fees for this programme are made available during application period on the University of Gothenburg main website under Education/Courses and Programmes.

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Contact Information

Christina Ekström

Programme Supervisor,

Course Information

Read the programme syllabus

Page Manager: Tobias Egle|Last update: 1/17/2020

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