Overseas Exchange

Please read the following information carefully. If you have any questions, you can contact RDAM's International Office:

International Office
Opening Hours: 10:00-14:30
Tel. +45 7226 7269
Email: international@dkdm.dk 



The Royal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM) welcomes applicants for exchange from our overseas partner institutions. 

Please contact your local international office to receive information on local application procedures and requirements.
RDAM only accepts applicants that have been nominated for exchange by their home institution.

Find RDAM's partners here.



Deadline: 1 March

Applications are processed as soon as possible. RDAM strives to have an answer for all applicants around mid-May.

The result of the assessment is sent directly to both the international coordinator at the applicant's home institution and to the applicant.

Note that the applicant needs to accept the offer for exchange  in the online application system to confirm acceptance.

RDAM may withdraw an offer of admission if the applicant fails to confirm the offer within the specified deadline.



RDAM only accepts applications in the online application system EASY, and does not accept applications through email or regular post.

When applying online, make sure to double check that you have chosen the correct home institution.

Prepare the following before starting your online application. Your application may be rejected if you fail to provide the required documents and files:

  • Audition Recording
  • List of subjects for the online study plan
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Letter of Recommendation -  from main subject teacher or similar
  • Curriculum Vitae

If you are unable to apply to RDAM from your home institution in the online application system, please have your local international coordinator contact RDAM’s International Office at international@dkdm.dk.



You are not required to upload a Learning Agreement in your application. Simply fill in the Study Plan in the online application system.

If you are admitted to RDAM, your Head of Study will evaluate your Study Plan and contact you regarding your Learning Agreement. 



The audition repertoire is free of choice within the classical western repertoire (max. 15 min).
Editing is only allowed between performances (i.e. between pieces), and the audition must be recorded within six months of submitting your application.

The recording must be a video recording. Please find recommendations for the recording here (youtube).

Editing is only allowed between perfomances (i.e. between pieces) and the audition must be recorded within 6 months of submitting your application.


Note: If you insert a link to your audition recording(s) in the application, make sure that it is accessible without login and/or password.

Composition applicants must submit the score of 3-5 composed pieces showing both technical and compositional skills as their audition material.

Tonmeister/Sound Engineer applicants must submit a production, incl. a production plan.



  • Autumn semester: Late August to late December
  • Spring semester: Late January to late June



The subjects available to exchange students are listed here.

All subjects are taught in English except subjects in pedagogy where Danish is required.


Please find the curricula here.
The curricula can be subject to change.

Note that RDAM does not offer exchange in the following programmes:

  • Orchestra Conducting
  • Early Music (except Recorder, Harpsicord and Viola da Gamba)

 If you have any questions regarding the curricula, please contact the relevant Head of Study:

Head of Study: Jakob Holtze
Woodwinds & Harp
Brass, Percussion & Conductors
Church Music, Early Music & Consort

Head of Study: Eva Hess-Thaysen
Piano, Guitar & Accordion

Head of Study: Jonas Bille
Music Teaching and Ear Training
Composition and Theory
Tonmeister/Sound Engineering



Non-EU/EEA exchange students are required to apply for a residence permit when accepting an offer of admission.

Read about residence permit in Denmark here.


Apply online here.