Music, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • English


Profile of the Music programme from University of Nicosia:
  • Core practical and theoretical skills for the professional musician.

The first two years of the degree revolve around each student’s?Primary Study (or principle instrument), which includes 4 hours of weekly instruction: 1 hour individual instruction, 1 hour group instruction, and 2 hours of ensemble instruction. Parallel to this intensive study on their primary instruments, our students receive professional training in keyboard and aural skills, harmony and theory, music history, and choral singing.

  • A specialized qualification in a particular area of music.

During their final two years of study, our students must complete seven courses in one of the four following concentrations:

  • Classical Performance: this consists of two more years of Advanced Primary Study, as well as courses in performance practice, analysis, and composition.
  • Jazz Performance: this also consists of two more years of Advanced Primary Study, along with courses in applied jazz harmony, improvisation, and jazz composition.?
  • Music Education: students in this course gain practical and theoretical knowledge of various methodologies for teaching music to children, including actual teaching experience in local schools.
  • Creative Music Technology: this concentration trains students to compose and create new musical works with the aid of the latest advances in computers and music technology.
    • Flexibility to develop one’s individual interests and talents.

    In addition to the seven courses in their concentration, music students also take an additional five courses in any area of music they wish, making the program highly adaptive to each student’s individual needs and interests.

    • A well-rounded general education that prepares students to succeed in a variety of professional contexts.

    All music students take between six and eight courses in the area of general studies. General education courses improve the students’ vitally important skills in written and oral communication, and develop the students’ sense of the interconnectedness of their musical training to other professional and academic fields. The choice of general education courses is largely up to the individual student.

    Career Prospects:

    On successful completion of the program graduates will be able to pursue a variety of professional musical activities and/or continue their studies a the post-graduate level.

    Potential employment opportunities include:

    • Performing musician
    • Studio music instructor
    • Public or private school music teacher
    • Music and arts-related administration, inlcuding entrrepreneurial careers.
    Access to Further Studies:

    Upon graduation, students may have direct access to further postgraduate (MA or MMus) studies.

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • More details:

      Application Deadlines for European and Local Students - Please call the Office of Admissions

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Credits
      240 ECTS 120 alternative credits
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
    • More information Go to the programme website

    Programme Structure

    Courses included:
    • Music Theory 1: Diatonic Tonal Theory
    • Music Theory 2: Chromatic Tonal Theory
    • Music Theory 3: 20th Century Theory
    • Music History 1: Ancient to Baroque
    • Music History 2: Classical & Romantic
    • Music History 3: Twentieth-Century
    • Form and Analysis
    • Tonal Counterpoint
    • Orchestration and Arranging
    • Conducting and Score Reading

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • 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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      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

    Academic Requirements

    • The general admission requirement for entry to an undergraduate programme of study is a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification. 
    • English Language Proficiency

    Students with the following English qualifications will register directly for their academic programme of study:

    • TOEFL: 513 and above
    • Computer-based TOEFL: 183 and above
    • Internet-based TOEFL: 65 and above
    • IELTS: 5.5 and above
    • Cambridge Exams [First Certificate]: B and above
    • Cambridge Exams [Proficiency Certificate]: C and above
    • GCSE English Language "O" Level: C and above
    • Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English: Pass
    • Michigan Examination of Competency in English: Pass

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      9720 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9720 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      9540 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 9540 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Classical Performance or Jazz:

    • National : 9,840
    • International: 10,020

    Music Education/Creative Music Technology:

    • National: 9,540
    • International: 9720

    Living costs for Nicosia

    • 550 - 850 EUR/month
      Living Costs

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


    The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of merit scholarships, need-based assistance, athletics scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.

    For more information, please visit the programme website.

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