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Exchange studies | Music Teacher Training Programme

The Music Teacher Training programme at Malmö Academy of Music is designed to develop both your pedagogical and artistic skills. Our ambition is that you will have as many classes as possible together with our Swedish students.

You choose among the courses below, but remember to discuss your decision with a coordinator at your Home University since it is important that you can do a credit transfer at the end of your exchange. You are welcome to do an exchange with us during the autumn semester or during a full academic year. Please note, we offer no admission for spring semester.

When applying you need to state which genre you want to study. This should be the same genre you study at your home university. 

We offer the following genres / specialisations:

  • Jazz
  • Folk and World music
  • Pop and Rock
  • Classical
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Vocal - Genre Diversity 

Applications are done online in our application system: SoleMOVE. Nominated students will receive an email containing information and instructions on how to complete the online application prior to the application period opens. When you apply, choose the course called "Music Teacher Training for Exchange Students". 

Application guide (PDF 3.4 MB, new tab) – updated October 2022
Video guide: Using SoleMOVE to apply for courses as an exchange student, (video, new tab)

Your application needs to contain:

  • Official transcript of Records (in English)
  • Study plan
  • CV
  • Statement of Purpose (in English)
  • Audition videos. You need to add a recording of three songs from 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 an extra document including YouTube links to your videos in your SoleMOVE application.

English language proficiency.
All courses will be in english. It is important that you have sufficient proficiency in the English language to be able to successfully study the courses open to exchange students. While we do not generally require you to submit a formal English language proficiency test, your level of English should be equivalent to IELTS 6.5/TOEFL 90.

You will be informed of whether you have been accepted at Malmö Academy of Music by 25 May the latest. When you get your Letter of acceptance you need to create a Learning agreement (LA) in the system that your own University use, talk to your international Coordinator if you are unsure. In your LA you state the courses you have chosen. See dropdown menus (Courses - autumn/spring semester) below.

As an exchange students you are expected to study full-time, 30 ECTS/semester, of which you must study at least 22,5 ECTS at Malmö Academy of Music. You may include external courses at other faculties in your application, but you are neither prioritised nor guaranteed admission outside Malmö Academy of Music.

Make sure that your chosen courses match your study plan at home and are approved by your home university.

Please note that you choose your courses when you complete your Learning Agreement (after you have been admitted).

Mandatory Course

MUHA50 Instrumental Studies and Didactics**, 15 ECTS

Elective Courses

MUHA51 Interpretation - Main Instrument, 3 ECTS
MUHA52 Music Theory, Arranging and Composing*, 4,5ECTS
MUHA53 Choral Singing and Conducting**, 4,5 ECTS
MUHA54 Chamber Choir**, 3 ECTS
MUHA55 Practical Instrumental Knowledge**, 3,5 ECTS
MUHA56 Chord Instrument, 3 ECTS
MUHA57 Vocal and Basic Voice Knowledge, 3 ECTS
MUHA58 Ensemble Leading and Conducting**, 3 ECTS
MUHA59 Folk and World Music Ensemble**, 3 ECTS
MUHA60 Eurhythmics**, 3 ECTS
MUSN20 The Music Profession*, 4 ECTS (PDF 267kB, new window)

SASL03 Ensemble Music at Odeum**, 7,5 ECTS (PDF 281kB, new window)
SASL06 Arabic Rythms**, 7,5 ECTS (PDF 266kB, new window)
SASL08 Swedish Folk Music**, 7,5 ECTS (PDF 267kB, new window)

Elective Courses - Learn Swedish

SUSA11 Swedish: Introductory Course for Exchange Students 1*, 3 ECTS
SUSA12 Swedish: Introductory Course for Exchange Students 2*, 3 ECTS

* Group lesson
** Mixed groups, Swedish and international students

Mandatory Course

MUHA70 Instrumental studies and Didactics II**, 15 ECTS

Elective Courses

MUHA71 Interpretation - Main Instrument II , 3 ECTS
MUHA72 Choral Singing and Conducting II**, 4,5 ECTS
MUHA73 Music Theory, Arranging and Composing II*, 4,5 ECTS
MUHA74 Chord Instrument II, 3 ECTS
MUHA75 Vocal and Basic Voice Knowledge II, 3 ECTS
MUHA76 Folk and World Music Ensemble II**, 3 ECTS
MUHA77 Ensemble Leading and Conducting II**, 3ECTS
MUHA78 Eurhythmics II**, 3 ECTS
MUHA79 Chamber Choir II**, 4,5 ECTS

SASL04 Ensemble Music at Odeum**, 7,5 ECTS (PDF 281kB, new window)

Elective Courses - Learn Swedish

SUSA11 Swedish: Introductory Course for Exchange Students 1, 3 ECTS
SUSA12 Swedish: Introductory Course for Exchange Students 2, 3 ECTS

* 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 great 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 (sara[dot]engblom[at]mhm[dot]lu[dot]se)
Phone: +46 40 32 54 19

Application periods

Courses for exchange students:
April 1 - 15

Special Area Studies:
April 1 - 15 (autumn semester)
October 1 - 25 (spring semester)

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