General requirements

Find RDAM's general admission requirements below.

General admission requirements

All applicants to RDAM must meet the Academy's general admission requirements.

Find the general requirements for admission via the links below:

Prerequisites for Admission

Prerequisites for admission to the Bachelor's programme

A passed entrance examination is the prerequisite for admission to the Bachelor's programme.

Prerequisites for admission to the Master's programmes for instrumentalists and singers

Qualifying education:

  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) as instrumentalist or singer from a Danish music academy
  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) as instrumentalist or singer or equivalent from a foreign music academy or university of similar level

Prerequisites for admission to the Master's programme in ensemble conducting

  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) from The Royal Danish Academy of Music
  •     Bachelor in Musicology from a Danish university
  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) or equivalent from another Danish music academy
  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) or equivalent from a foreign music academy or university of similar level

Prerequisites for admission to the Master's programmes for music teaching and aural training

Qualifying education:

  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) from a Danish, Norwegian or Swedish music academy
  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) in music pedagogy or equivalent from a music academy or university of similar level.

Additional requirements for aural training

It is a prerequisite for admission that the applicant proficient in Danish orally as well as written and can use the language in a communicative context. Foreign applicants must provide documentation for their Danish language skills.
Examination in aural training must be passed with a strong assessment.

Prerequisites for admission to the Master's programme for composers

Qualifying education:

  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) as composer from a Danish music academy
  •     Bachelor in Musicology from a Danish university
  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) as composer or equivalent from a foreign music academy or university of similar level

Prerequisites for admission to the Master's programme for Tonmeister

Qualifying education:

  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) as Tonmeister from The Royal Danish Academy of Music
  •     Bachelor af Music (BMus) as Tonmeister or equivalent from another Danish music academy
  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) as Tonmeister or equivalent from a foreign music academy or university of similar level

Prerequisites for admission to the Master's programme for Tonmeister with Rhytmic Music Specialisation

Qualifying education:

  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) as Tonmeister from The Royal Danish Academy of Music or sound engineer from Rhythmic Music Conservatory (RMC)
  •     Bachelor of Music (BMus) as Tonmeister or equivalent from a foreign music academy or university of similar level

Prerequisites for admission to the Advanced postgraduate programmes

Applicants for the advanced postgraduate diploma programmes must have successfully passed a diploma programme or Master's programme, or the equivalent. In the absence of a diploma or Master's degree, the applicant must enclose documentation for previous work along with the application. The committee of examiners will decide whether the applicant possesses qualifications corresponding to a passed diploma programme.

Age Limit

There is no age limit for applicants to the study programmes at The Royal Danish Academy of Music.