Music, Folk- and World Music - Bachelor's Programme
Bachelor's programme · 3 years · 180 credits
The Malmö Academy of Music is part of the Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts at Lund University and is an academy for prospective professional musicians, church musicians, composers, music teachers or researchers who want a solid education in their area of music. Here you can reach the highest possible level of artistic and personal expression, and use your specialism to actively contribute to a dynamic cultural life. Our shared passion for music and learning is at the core of our activities
The Performance Programme, World Music, aims to train musicians that possess excellent artistic and professional qualities. The programme is offered to both instrument players and vocalists with a background in folk music or non-Western classical music. After the successful completion of the programme of study, students shall have sufficient knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to pursue a career within various professional areas.
The student must also have developed the skills necessary for continued or in-depth studies that are to a great degree autonomous. Furthermore, on completion of the programme, the student must have acquired basic entrepreneurial skills that increase his/her professional versatility in an ever-changing cultural life.
The academic year is divided into weeks of scheduled classes, project weeks and weeks for independent studies as well as examination and assignment weeks.
Once the programme is successfully completed, students are awarded a degree of Bachelor in Music.
Students are also given the opportunity to partake in ensemble classes together with those studying folk music enrolled on the Music Teacher’s programmes.
A number of well-known musicians have visited the Academy as guest lecturers. They have come from both Scandinavian countries and countries beyond Scandinavia such as Cuba, Gambia, England and Chile among others. A list of guest lecturers is decided on by students and those responsible for the programme. Once a year students and staff partake in Nordtrad - a meeting of all the music academies in the Scandinavian and Baltic regions - to meet and exchange experiences with other students and teachers of music. Read more about this at nordtrad.net.
Concert performances of various forms are included and seen as an important part of the programme.
You can apply for this programme via www.universityadmissions.se during the period 1 December 2021 – 17 January 2022.
Admission to our programmes requires you to audition at the Malmö Academy of Music. It is important that you read all the information available on the Malmö Academy of Music website regarding the audition procedure and what is applicable for the specific programme to which you want to apply.
Read more about the programme and admission here:
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admissions [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se
Requirements and selection
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
Step 1: Apply online
- Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
- Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
- Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
Step 2: Submit documents
- Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
- Get all your documents ready:
- official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
- official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
- passport/ID (all applicants) and
- proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
- Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
- Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
- Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.
* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below.
* Svensk student?
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In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2 that are submitted to University Admissions in Sweden, you must also upload samples of work directly to the Malmö Academy of Music.
Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 570 000
First payment: SEK 95 000
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.
*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.
Scholarships & funding
Lund University Global Scholarship programme
The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.
Swedish Institute Scholarships
The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.
Country-specific scholarships and funding options
Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.
- Scholarships/funding for students from Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia, Russia and Chile, among other countries
- US student finance
- Canada student finance