Local admissions round

KMH:s local admissions round applies for the programmes for musicians/singers, conducting and composition, and some freestanding courses. The admissions round coincides with other music colleges in Sweden. The dates stated are approximate.

The admissions round takes place from early December to mid April. It includes admissions to

  • performance programmes (musicians/singers)
  • conducting programmes
  • composition programmes
  • freestanding courses with entrance examinations.

Admission round step by step

1 December – 17 January

Registration open

The first step when you have chosen education is the application. The registration of applications will be open from the beginning of December, and closes in mid-January.

You submit the application as a whole on universityadmission.se.

25 January or 25 February

Work sample, video audition, presentation/resumé and a repertoir list

We request work samples, in some cases also a presentation or CV and a repertoir list, for courses in: 

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Music and media production
  • Musician programmes

Composing, conducting

Description of what the work sample should contain is on the education page.

Upload work samples and more via link distributed to you by e-mail, shortly before closing date. Work samples must be uploaded no later than 25 January.

Music and media production

Work samples for bachelor and master programmes must be uploaded no later than 25 January, via the service for digital work samples External link..

Musician programmes

Video audition must be uploaded no later than 25 January or 25 February. See exact date in the programme test description.

Compulsory pieces / orchestral excerpts will be published soon.

One copy per programme

If you want to use the same work test for the application for more than one education programme, you must submit one copy per application.

25 January

Supporting documents

You need documentation to demonstrate your eligibility for the courses and programmes you have applied for. The documentation may also show that you are entitled to exemptions from the eligibility requirements.

Please read the instructions on universityadmissions.se, External link. for how to document your eligibility, with information on what you need to submit, and how your documents must be submitted.

25 January

Fees for foreign applicants

Some foreign students are required to pay application and study fees. The last payment date usually is 25 January.

About application and study fees.

15 January – 11 April

Eligibility check and entrance examinations

This is a longest part of the process, and it consists of several parts:

  • KMH verifies general eligibility and certain special eligibility, such as previous exams.
  • KMH evaluates work samples for the courses where it is requested.
  • KMH sends calls for entrance examinations to applicants, at least 3 weeks before the test takes place. The notice describes which examinations you should do.
  • Entrance examinations for the special eligibility takes place, usually in the middle of March. Includes joint music theory tests, so called MT-tests, as well as auditions and local music theory tests.

15 January – 11 April

Meritation and evaluation

Parallell to the eligibility verification. Includes evaluation of entrance examinations and other qualifications for any specific requirements.

12 April


On 12 April, KMH will have decided which of the applicants will be accepted. The selection process is, to a certain extent, overwhelmed with the eligibility check.

13 April

Notification of admission

Notifications to all applicants are sent out appr. 13 April. The notifications are distributed and managed by universityadmissions.se.