Non-EU Applicants

Application Process
In Denmark, applicants from countries outside of the EU/EEA are required to pay tuition fees while studying at a higher educational institution. Find all current fees listed in the following together with possible exemptions from these.

Information about the application process, tuition fees and scholarships:

HOW TO APPLY - General Information 

  • BA and MA level: Online application and video audition (submitted online)
  • Advanced Postgraduate level and Orchestra Conducting: Online application and live audition

In order to provide our international applicants with the best service possible, we advise all prospect students to contact RDAM's International Office to guide you through the application process.

Bachelor's and Master's Programmes

Applicants from outside the EU/EEA are not required to perform with a live audition when applying to the Bachelor's and Master's programmes. Instead, we ask for a video recording of their performance submitted via our online application system. The video recording must be an unedited version (editing allowed between performed tasks) of the applicant performing set tasks. 

Repertoire and tasks are listed under entrance requirements

IMPORTANT: When applying online, the applicant is not required to demonstrate the playing of broken triads, major and minor scales -  also the sight reading assignment is not part of the entrance examination.

Note:Composition must submit the score of 3-5 composed piece(s) showing both technical and compositional skills as their audition material. Applicants to the Tonmeister programme will be contacted by RDAM in order to set up a telephone or Skype interview as their audition. If applying to the Master's level, Tonmeister applicants must submit a production, incl. a production plan. Read more about the Tonmeister's entrance examination here.   

Application Documents 

Please follow the online application step by step. Prepare the following documents and files for upload before starting your online application:

  • Audition - recordings of your audition*
  • Transcript of Records or documentation of previous studies
  • Bachelor's Certificate (if applying to Master's level)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation

*Composed piece(s) showing both technical and compositional skills for composition applicants. Tonmeister applicants to Master's level must submit a production (incl. a production plan).

APPLICATION


Please contact RDAM's International Office immediately in case you experience difficulties in submitting your application online.

Tuition Fees

Prices for the academic year 2017-2018

Bachelor's programme per year (covering 2 semesters) with a total duration of 3 years:

  • Orchestral Instrument 11.000 Euros 
  • Piano, Guitar and Accordion 9.000 Euros 
  • Voice 12.700 Euros 
  • Composition 12.700 Euros 
  • Tonmeister (sound engineering) 9.700 Euros
  • Church Music 11.500 Euros

Master's programme per year (covering 2 semesters) with a total duration of 2 years:

  • Orchestral Instrument 11.200 Euros 
  • Ensemble Conducting 11.300 Euros
  • Voice 12.100 Euros 
  • Composition 9.200 Euros 
  • Piano, Guitar and Accordion 10.000 Euros 
  • Early Music 11.200 Euros 
  • Tonmeister 9.200 Euros
  • Church Music 9.000 Euros
  • Organ 8.300 Euros

The tuition fee is paid in two instalments with the following deadlines: 

  • 1st instalment   -  15th June
  • 2nd instalment -  15th September 

An invoice and detailed payment information will be enclosed in the Letter of Acceptance.

Note:If the first payment is not received by the set deadline, RDAM is not able to begin the application for the student's residence permit. Payments received after this deadline might cause delay for the student to obtain a permit in time for the beginning of the study term. Remember also that international bank transfers take longer than domestic transfers. 

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma

Applicants applying for the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programme are required to perform with a live audition. Application deadlines and requirement are not different to the procedure for EU/EEA applicants - apart from the online application form (please use the one below). Under special circumstances, RDAM is able to organise an alternative to the required live audition.

Applicants will be called for a live audition on a specific date set by RDAM. Find detailed information about the content of the entrance examination and practicalities here. Note that we charge you a small fee to cover the cost of the live audition. Further information: international@dkdm.dk. 

Application Documents 

Please follow the online application step by step. Prepare the following documents and files for upload before starting the online application:

  • Transcript of Records or documentation of previous studies (Bachelor's or Master's Certificate)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation

APPLICATION


Please contact RDAM's International Office immediately in case you experience difficulties in submitting your application form.  

Tuition Fees

Prices for the academic year 2017-2018

Advanced Postgraduate Diploma per year (covering 2 semesters):

  • Instrumental 7.600 Euros (duration: 2 years) 
  • Voice 11.200 Euros (duration: 2 years)
  • Composition 8.700 Euros (duration: 2 years)
  • Orchestra Conductor 15.500 Euros (duration: 3-4 years)
  • The Royal Danish Opera Academy (affiliated with The Royal Danish Theater) 27.400 Euros (duration: 3 years)
  • Soloist ensemble - contact RDAM for further information on prices.

The tuition fee is paid in two instalments with the following deadlines: 

  • 1st instalment   -  10th July
  • 2nd instalment -  15th September 

An invoice and detailed payment information will be enclosed in the Letter of Acceptance.

Note:If the first payment is not received by the set deadline, RDAM is not able to begin the application for the student's residence permit. Payments received after this deadline might cause delay for the student to obtain a permit in time for the beginning of the study term. Remember also that international bank transfers take longer than domestic transfers. 

Telephone or Skype interviews

RDAM may wish to acquire additional information about their applicants. In these cases, RDAM may request a telephone or Skype interview with the applicant. This applies especially to applicants for the programmes in Composition and Tonmeister. Applicants for these programmes will be contacted by RDAM's International Office after submitting their application online. 

Possible Exemptions from Tuition Fee

Students who obtain a temporary residence permit in Denmark with the purpose of full-time studies must pay tuition fees. Decisions about the status of your residence permit is entirely made by the Danish Immigration Service. 

In certain cases students from non-EU/EEA countries can be exempted from paying tuition fees: 

  • If the student holds a permanent residence permit in Denmark or one of the other Nordic countries. 
  • If the student has been granted a temporary residence permit "with a view to/possibility of" being granted permanent residence in Denmark or one of the other Nordic countries. 
  • If the student is granted parity to Danish citizen.
  • If the student is enrolled as part of an exchange programme (also cultural agreements scheme), DIS or Fulbright scholar (DIS and Fulbright are for American students only).
  • Residence permit as the accompanying child of a non-EU/EEA parent holding a residence permit based on employment (§9a of the Danish Aliens Act).

Any decision about possible exemptions from tuition fee is made on the basis of the student's residence permit in Denmark and the current act (2009) concerning charge of tuition fees from non-EU students (Danish Ministry of Culture).

Note:Applicants who expect to be exempted from tuition fees must apply on the same terms as EU/EEA applicants with deadline 1st of December.Tuition fee-paying students are accepted on the basis of their citizenship status notified on the date of the application deadline for non-EU applicants (1st of April).

Scholarship

Fee-paying applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA are able to apply for the RDAM's scholarship to support their studies in Denmark. The scholarship must be considered a financial aid to cover living or travel costs rather than reimbursements of tuition fees. If awarded, the scholarship will cover maximum 20% of the tuition fees.

How to Apply: The scholarship application is included in the online application form for Non-EU/EEA applicants. If you wish to apply, you have to select "yes" in the dropdown menu.

The final decision about awarded scholarships will be enclosed in the letter of acceptance. The scholarship is paid out in October after the full payment of tuition has been received.