To be accepted, students must take an entrance exam that is described in entry requirements.
Please note: When applying for programmes at The Royal Academy of Music, you will be charged an application fee (DKK 500) which covers the costs of the auditions. The fee is non-refundable unless the application is cancelled before the application deadline.
The application is not valid until your payment of the fee has been registrered.
You must apply online via studieoptag.dk. (Please note: For non-EU/EEA-applicants and for soloists applicants the system will open for applications from 2 December 2023.)
Open for application for the study year 24/25 from October.
Studieoptag.dk is the application system for all education institutes under the Ministry of Culture.
Please note: We strongly recommend that you begin the application process in good time in case of technical issues or needed support. The completed and submitted application must be found in the system by the deadline.
Mid-December, bachelor and master applicants for the classical and jazz/pop departments will receive information on the dates for entrance exams.
Mid-December, applicants for the electronic department (DIEM) and songwriting will receive information on the admission procedure.
- Deadline for bachelor and master: 1 December 2023 at noon
- Deadline for soloist: 1 March 2024 at noon
- Deadline for NOMAZZ: 1 March 2024
- Deadline ordinary educations for non-EU/EEA-applicants: 1 March 2024 at noon.
Please note: If this is a Saturday, Sunday or holiday the deadline is the first coming day at noon.
Information and deadlines can be found here.
Information about admission requirements here.
The entry exams will mainly take place during January and February 2024.
NOTE: Applicants residing outside Denmark are to take the entry exams online and NOT physically at the academy. More information to follow after the application deadline.
If you are resident in Denmark (regardless of nationality), the audition will take place at the academy. Tests in piano and ear training/music theory will also take place at the Academy.
All classical applicants not residing in Denmark will have to audition via video/online. Tests in piano and ear training/music theory will also be online.
All classical applicants must read this document containing detailed information on changes regarding the entrance exams.
Non-EU/EEA applicants, please check the page specifically for you.
Rhythmic bachelor applicants not residing in Denmark (Aarhus department)
We will like to invite you to an online meeting : TBA
All rhythmic applicants must read this document containing detailed information on changes regarding the entrance exams.
Entry exams are scheduled
- Bachelor Electronic Sound and Music: TBA
- Bachelor and Master Pop/Jazz: TBA
- Bachelor Pop/Jazz (2nd round): TBA
- Soloist Pop/Jazz: TBA
- Bachelor Pop/Jazz (1st round): TBA
- Bachelor Pop/Jazz (2nd round): TBA
- Master Pop/Jazz: TBA
- Soloist, Pop/Jazz programmes: TBA
- Bachelor and Master General Music Teacher: TBA
- Bachelor and Master Classical music: TBA
- Bachelor and Master, Classical Composition: TBA
- Soloist, Classical programmes: TBA
- Bachelor and Master, Songwriting: TBA
- Bachelor and Master, Electronic Composition DIEM: TBA
- NOMAZZ: TBA
- Bachelor pop/jazz: TBA
You may expect the final answer to your application for admission for either undergraduate or graduate studies in the middle of March. Soloist in May/June.
Please contact a study coordinator if you have questions regarding application or entry exams.
Pop/jazz/electronic music/choir leading – Anne Vilsen
Pop/jazz – Jolle Jette Jensen
NOMAZZ/D-RMB – Christian Therkelsen Agerbæk
AM – Christian Therkelsen Agerbæk
Classical – Sara Adel Præstholm
Electronic Composition/Songwriting/ Pop-Jazz Composition – Britta Sandell Casper
Information meetings regarding the ordinary study programs are held in the fall. For more information, click here.
Coordinated Entry Examinations
Entry exams for a range of undergraduate programs at Danish music academies are coordinated. This means that you are able to apply for studies simultaneously in several music academies in a prioritised order.
Tuition fees will be charged from students from non-EU/EEA countries. Read more.
A complaint in connection with the audition must be submitted to the academy no later than two weeks after the announcement of the result. Please contact Christian Therkelsen Agerbæk for further information.
All applicants are expected to be able to follow tuition and communicate in Danish and/or English. Applicants from Sweden, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands are expected to be able to follow tuition in Danish unless otherwise agreed upon. We encourage all of our foreign students to learn Danish during their stay.