Sibelius Academy’s admissions results, spring 2021

You can also inquire about the results by e-mail at siba.admissions@uniarts.fi. Admissions results are published on 7 April, 12 May and 2 June 2021. Each programme has announced their publishing day in the admissions guide.

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University admissions

Based on the applications and the results of the entrance examinations 2021, the Dean of Sibelius Academy has decided that the following applicants are admitted as students to the Sibelius Academy of Uniarts Helsinki:

(fi) = study language Finnish
(sv) = study language Swedish
(en) = study language English

Classical Music Performance, instrument

Brass instrument (French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, tuba) 5.5-year education

Aukner Ingrid (French horn), Norway (en) – conditional acceptance
Marinho Barbosa Ricardo Pedro (trombone), Portugal (en)
Puczko Kajetan (trumpet), Poland (en) – conditional acceptance
Salmiovirta Nuppu-Neilikka (tuba), Tampere (fi) – conditional acceptance
Silva Nogueira Tiago Filipe (French horn), Portugal (en) – conditional acceptance
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On the waiting list:

1. Ranta-Nilkku Iida Hannele (French horn), Turku (fi)
2. Raula Aino Katariina (trombone), Espoo (fi)
3. Vihervuori Verner Erik (trumpet), Tampere (fi)
4. Hyökki Aarni Eemil (trumpet), Helsinki (fi)
5. Pas Sytske (French horn), Norway (en) – certificate must be delivered

Brass instrument (French horn, trumpet, trombone, baritone horn, tuba) 2.5-year education

Grøntvedt Eivind (baritone horn), Norway (en) – conditional acceptance
Lasser Katja (trumpet), Germany (en) – conditional acceptance
Liknes Emilie Synnøve (trombone), Norway (en) – conditional acceptance
Llopis Diago Pasqual (trumpet), Spain (en) – conditional acceptance
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On the waiting list:

1. Peterson Mait (trombone), Estonia (en) – certificate must be delivered
2. Ishida Shinichiro (French horn), Japan (en) – certificate must be delivered
3. Aguilar Antón Ana (baritone horn), Spain (en) – certificate must be delivered

Harp 5.5-year education

Almeida Quintela Torre do Vale Maria do Carmo, Portugal (en) – conditional acceptance
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On the waiting list:

Vicente Romero Paula, Spain (en) – certificate must be delivered

Harp 2.5-year education

no new students

Woodwind instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone) 5.5-year education

Bentzen Kamilla (clarinet), Norway (en) – conditional acceptance
Kim Sangyeon (clarinet), South Korea (en) – conditional acceptance
Krigul Tuule-Helin (flute), Estonia (en) – conditional acceptance
Manssila Jemina Aurora (flute), Helsinki (fi) – conditional acceptance
Palonen Juho Ilmari (saxophone), Hyvinkää (fi) – conditional acceptance
Peäske Jakob (bassoon), Estonia (en) – conditional acceptance
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On the waiting list:

1. Keikkonen Vilma Karoliina (flute), Helsinki (fi)
2. Gottdiner Tal Israel (clarinet), Israel (en)
3. Lappi Iida Anna Emilia (flute), Vantaa (fi) – certificate must be delivered
4. Yılmaz İlayda (clarinet), Turkey (en)
5. Lankinen Sonja Eerika (clarinet), Lempäälä (fi) – certificate must be delivered

Woodwind instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone) 2.5-year education

Chen Hung-Yu (saxophone), Taiwan (en) – conditional acceptance
Ciancaglini Nevio Angelo (clarinet), Italy (en) – conditional acceptance
Dogaru Gabriela (oboe), Romania (sv) – conditional acceptance
Santiago Fernandes Pimenta Alan Davidson (bassoon), Brazil (en) – conditional acceptance
Serra Suñer Maria Elisabet (saxophone), Spain (en) – conditional acceptance
Yajima Yutaro (flute), Japan (en) – conditional acceptance
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On the waiting list:

1. Buzzi Teixidó Bernat (clarinet), Spain (en) – certificate must be delivered
2. Huang Chang-Han (saxophone), Taiwan (en) – certificate must be delivered
3. Börzsönyi Imola Donáta (clarinet), Hungary (en) – certificate must be delivered
4. Hemmerlin Lea (clarinet), the Netherlands (en) – certificate must be delivered
5. Campinho Fernandes Diogo (saxophone), Portugal (en) – certificate must be delivered

Classical Music Performance, voice

Opera 2.5-year education

Brousseau Ruusu-Maaria Karoliina, Canada (en)
Mustaniemi Emma Ilona, Helsinki (en)
Norris Peter, UK (en)
Pérez Arquillo Júlia, Spain (en)
Turunen Robin George Wilhelm, Vantaa (en) – conditional acceptance
Uggla Carl Theodor, Sweden (en)
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On the waiting list:

1. Hellström Fanny Katarina, Espoo (en)
2. Krauklis Filips, Latvia (en) – certificate must be delivered

Jazz and NOMAZZ

Jazz (instrument or vocal studies) 2.5-year education

Postel Rafael, USA (en)
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Jazz (composition) 2.5-year education

no new students

Nordic Master in Jazz (NOMAZZ) 2.5-year education

Hornik Kinga, Poland (en) – conditional acceptance
Postel Rafael, USA (en)
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Music Technology

Music Technology 2.5-year education

Calderón Morales Esther, Spain (en)
Katz Benjamin, USA (en)
Lankinen Aapo Eemeli, Helsinki (fi)
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On the waiting list:

Luukkonen Panu Joel, Helsinki (fi) – certificate must be delivered

Change of main subject

Based on the applications and entrance examinations in the spring of 2021, the Dean of the Sibelius Academy has decided to accept the following changes in main subject or instrument:

Karhula Ruut Eleonoora – conditional acceptance
Former main subject Classical Music Performance / Vocal Arts

Montonen Marianne Henrietta
Former main subject Classical Music Performance / Vocal Arts

Takalo Tanja Johanna
Former main subject Classical Music Performance / Vocal Arts

Information on conditional acceptance

According to Sibelius Academy’s admissions requirements 2021, all applicants applying for a bachelor’s and master’s degree or only a master’s degree at Sibelius Academy are required to have an educational background and language skills relevant to the degree programme in question.

If you complete one of the degrees mentioned below only after the application period ends, the decision on your admittance is conditional. In this case, you must submit a copy of your degree certificate to the Sibelius Academy after you graduate, but no later than 16 July 2021 at 3pm EET (Finnish time). Sibelius Academy can also at its discretion accept an official provisory degree certificate that shows you have completed the course and all the required examinations and will receive the official degree certificate or diploma later.

If you do not have an opportunity to demonstrate your language skills before the application deadline, your eligibility will be conditional with respect to language skills. In this case, you must submit an acceptable certificate of your language skills to the Sibelius Academy as soon as possible, but no later than 16 July 2021 at 3pm EET (Finnish time).

A conditionally accepted applicant who fails to produce the required documents before the deadline will lose their conditional study place in Sibelius Academy.

To be eligible to study for a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree (3 + 2.5 years) at Sibelius Academy you need to have completed at least one of the following:

  • The Finnish Matriculation Examination (a final certificate from upper secondary school is not sufficient)
  • An International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma
  • A European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma at a European School
  • A Reifeprüfung or Deutsches Internationales Abitur (RP / DIA) diploma
  • A vocational upper secondary qualification, a further vocational qualification, or a specialist vocational qualification defined under the Act on Vocational Education and Training
  • A foreign degree or qualification that makes you eligible for corresponding higher education in the awarding country
  • A Cambridge Advanced International Certificate (AICE)
  • A degree at a Finnish higher education institution or a degree abroad corresponding to at least a bachelor’s degree.

To be eligible to study for a master’s degree (2.5 years) at Sibelius Academy you need to have completed at least one of the following:

  • A lower university degree in music (Bachelor)
  • A university of applied sciences degree in music
  • A foreign degree or qualification in music that makes you eligible for corresponding higher education in the awarding country
  • At least a lower university or university of applied sciences degree in another field and, additionally, university-level music studies, which serve as proof of sufficient skills and knowledge for a master’s degree in music.

Any exceptions to the previous qualifications requirement given above will be detailed in the admissions criteria for each degree programme.

How to confirm your study place

You need to accept the study place no later than 16 July 2021 at 3pm EET (Finnish time) or you will lose your place (Universities Act 38 § / Polytechnics Act 28 c).

Accepting a study place is a binding choice, and you cannot cancel or change your choice later. When you accept a study place bindingly, all your other study programmes will automatically be cancelled. You may accept only one study place leading to a higher education degree in Finland that begins in the same academic term (1 August – 31 December).

The study place is accepted electronically in the Studyinfo portal. If you have been accepted to a study programme, you will receive an e-mail with a confirmation link (sender noreply@opintopolku.fi). Click the given link and confirm your study place. If you cannot accept your study place electronically, please use the paper form sent to you together with your acceptance letter an deliver it by e-mail to hakijapalvelut@uniarts.fi.

Request for rectification

If you are dissatisfied with the admissions decision, you can request for rectification of the Dean’s admission decision from Uniarts Helsinki under the Universities Act (558/2009), section 82. The purpose of a written request for rectification is to give you the possibility to appeal and request for rectification if there is a reason to believe that there has been an error in the decision-making process. The rectification procedure is not intended as a means for receiving feedback or asking for further information about the admissions process.

A written request for rectification should be submitted to the university within 14 days of the publication of the admission result.