Why study here?
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 studies
Your studies include both one-to-one instruction as well as group tuition. You will form an intercultural ensemble with your fellow students and expand your unique artistic portfolio through developing new work, intercultural collaborations, performances and your own projects.
Through your studies, you will learn about themes that are central to a professional global musician, including artistic identity, intercultural collaboration, multidisciplinary approaches, global musicianship, music creation, improvisation, rhythmics, global pedagogy, entrepreneurship, global choir, experimental instrument making, practice based research and community engagement.
You may tailor your schedule and choose optional courses from any department suited to your own personal interests. You may also choose courses organised by the other two academies of the University and complete joint studies, which are available for all students.
Teachers in the programme are various experts employed by the Sibelius Academy as well as visiting pedagogues and artists.
Applications to Global Music programme are accepted only every other year.
Our University is one of the most sought-after places to study in Finland. Browse the applicant statistics from previous years.
It is possible to complete a licentiate and a doctoral degree at the University as a third-cycle degree. After graduating with a master’s degree, you will have the option to apply for doctoral studies in music and specialise in research-oriented, artistic or applied doctoral studies
Global Music degree programme
Bachelor and Master of Music; Master of Music
Annual tuition fee €5,000 for students from outside the EU and EEA countries.
Read more about tuition fees.
Next application time
No admission in 2021. Next possible time to apply will be announced later.
Persons in charge
Nathan Riki Thomson
Lecturer, Head of Department