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Global Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Helsinki, Finland
Immerse yourself in a culturally and musically diverse environment to develop into a multi-skilled, flexible, visionary musician and pedagogue with world-class teachers. The Global Music programme is offered by the University of the Arts Helsinki
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Overview

Join us as a student at one of the leading performing arts universities in the world. As a Global Music student, you will deepen your own artistic identity and develop the ability to perform, communicate, collaborate, create, facilitate, research and lead in a wide range of musical, cultural and socially engaged contexts.

About the programme

  • Your studies include both one-on-one instruction as well as group instruction. You will form a multicultural ensemble with your fellow students and expand your work portfolio with new works, collaborations and performances. 
  • Through Global Music programme at the University of the Arts Helsinki, you will learn about themes that are central for a professional musician, such as music conducting, project management, entrepreneurial skills and applied research.
  • You can tailor your schedule and choose optional courses according to your own interests. You can also choose courses organised by the other two academies of the University and complete so-called joint studies that are available for all students. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    110 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Transcultural Ensemble
  • Global Ensemble; Percussion Ensemble
  • Global Ensemble; Afro Cuban Ensemble
  • Global Ensemble; Persian Ensemble
  • Global Orchestra
  • Global Choir

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    73

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

All applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Certificate of your prior education and a transcript of study records
  • Certificate demonstrating your language skills
  • Document that proves release from liability for payment of tuition fees

Your submitted documents must state your current name and the degree programme they relate to. If the documents are not in Finnish, Swedish, or English, you must submit an authorised translation into one of these languages.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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