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Exchange studies | Music Teacher programme


The Music Teacher’s programme aims at developing both your pedagogical and artistic skills. Our ambition is that you will get as much classes as possible together with our Swedish students. You will also receive individual lessons on your main instrument as well as guitar/piano, and vocals. You are free to choose among all our courses but remember to so in dialogue with your home university in order to assure that the credits will count towards your major requirements back home too. As an exchange student you can apply for studies either during autumn term or during the whole academic year. We offer no admission for spring term only.

When applying you need to state which genre you want to study. Note that you must study this genre at your home university too. The genres/specialisations are:

  • Jazz
  • Folk/World music
  • Pop/Rock
  • Classical
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Genre Diversity Vocals

Your audition videos will decide whether you get admitted to the genre you want to study or not.

How to proceed

  1. Choose courses from the lists below. A reasonable amount are 8 to 9 courses. 
  2. Enter the desired ECTS points for each course. In your application you must list how many ECTS points you need according to the study plan at your home university. We will then adapt your study plan here so the two correspond. In other words, you will be registered in a course at Malmö Academy of Music that will give you 30 ECTS points in total, but within these 30 points the number of courses can differ from student to student.
  3. Inform your home university and make sure that the courses match your study plan.
  4. State your selected courses in the Learning Agreement (from which we plan your exchange studies) in the application system.
  5. In your application you need to add a recording of three songs within your submitted genre, e.g. the genre you want to study at Malmö Academy of Music. Note that your recordings should reflect both your musical breadth and depth. You need to upload the recordings in the European application system EASY Dream Apply (MP3, MP4 or YouTube link).

    Apply through EASY Dream Apply

When arriving at Malmö Academy of Music we will be able to do some adjustments in your study plan if needed. If you wish to study a subject not listed below, please contact us and we will try and make an individual solution.


Mandatory Courses

  • Main Instrument: individual lesson 
  • Ensemble / Chamber music: group lesson within chosen genre/specialisation*

Recommended Courses

  • Theory / Composition: group lesson
  • Ear training: group lesson
  • Chord instrument: individual lesson, state guitar or piano
  • Vocal (secondary subject): individual lesson
  • Choral singing / leading: group lesson*
  • Concert project: group lesson*
  • Classroom didactics: group lesson
  • Introductory internship: group lesson*

Elective Courses

  • Chamber Choir: group lesson*
  • World music ensemble, basic level: group lesson*
  • Rock/pop ensemble, basic level: group lesson
  • Eurythmics and Drama: group lesson*
  • Composition seminar: group lesson*
  • Swedish Folk Music: group lesson*
  • Arabic Rhythms: group lesson*

* Mixed groups, Swedish and international students

Special Area Study courses

Nominated exchange students can apply for so-called 'Special Area Study' (SAS) courses in a wide range of subjects across eight different faculties at Lund University. These courses are a wonderful opportunity for you to learn more about subjects outside your major.

Read more about Special Area Study courses (LU)


Sara Engblom
Student Exchange Coordinator
sara [dot] engblom [at] mhm [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 40 32 54 19

Application periods

Courses for exchange students:
January 1 - March 15

Special Area Studies:
March 14 - April 15 (autumn semester)
September 15 - October 15 (spring semester)

Please note that you must be nominated for an exchange by your home university before beginning an application