• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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As a student you will work with artistic expression within the many different forms of circus art. You will get the opportunity to develop your own discipline and explore your personal artistic language.

Working with contemporary circus includes many possibilities. Contemporary circus can be presented in many different forms and arenas. Our previous students work as freelancers, in companies, form their own companies, take part in festivals and events and have expanded the boundaries for where and how you can present circus skills. Circus artists work in different genres and many create collaborations with other art forms.  There is freedom to work both nationally and internationally, as a soloist or in an ensemble. A Bachelor's Degree in circus gives you the possibility to study at an advanced level, for instance at a master programme.

In the Bachelor’s Programme in Circus at the Stockholm University of Arts you develop tools for your artistic practice both to be able to take part in collective processes and to be able to work on your own and create your own projects.

The programme contains courses in circus discipline training, artistic processes and how to create a sustainable career as a circus artist. As a student you will work with performance, interpretation, improvisation and how to face/approach the audience. The different aspects of creative stage work will be deepened as you continuously explore, create, practice and present artistic projects in different formats. Another important part is safety for both physical training and rigging.

In the Bachelor’s Programme in Circus there are also courses where you as a student can relate your own practice within circus to a historic, artistic and social contexts.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Circus Discipline
  • Circus Performance and Interpretation
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • You need to fulfil general entry requirements for university studies with the exception of Swedish 1, 2, 3 and English 6 (courses in the Swedish upper secondary/high school system). The language of instruction is English so you don’t need any knowledge of Swedish. You do need English 5 or the equivalent level of English language skills.
For more information please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5640 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16928 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • If you are citizen of another EU or EEA country you are not required to pay application or tuition fees. 
  • The tuition fee for the whole programme 1 388 400 SEK.

Living costs for Stockholm

  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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


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