Admission dates and general info
The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is announcing additional admissions for a small number of study places for the academic year 2021‒2022 in the following curricula:
- Classical Music Performance (bachelor’s studies)
- Jazz (bachelor’s studies)
Applications can be submitted from August 1, application deadline is August 23. Entrance examinations will take place on August 24–27. Please take note that the number of available study places is quite limited.
Documents required when applying for bachelors, masters and doctoral studies
- electronic applications;
- 1 photo (electronic form);
- copy of identity card or passport (including corresponding document’s page that carries the personal identification code);
- copy of document certifying change of name, if the applicant has had a name change;
- copy of document certifying completion of the previous educational level with a certificate with grades or diploma supplement.
General information about the entrance audition and other requirements
Before sending the video recording or traveling to Tallinn for the entrance auditions, you need to submit a formal application.
The audition/interview lasts approximately 20−30 minutes during which the examination panel will assess your musical skills and potential. For detailed audition requirements and assessment criteria click on the departments and majors.
The examination panel can give you additional assignments to determine your skills and abilities. Depending on your main subject, you may be asked to:
- play some scales or arpeggios;
- undertake a short sight-reading exercise;
- improvise or create a short composition on a given theme, etc.
EAMT usually prefers to audition you in person, but due to the current state of emergency caused by the COVID-19 virus, those foreign applicants, to whom traveling is not possible, are strongly encouraged to submit an original video recording of their performance as a substitute for a live audition. However, candidates can only pass the entrance audition by video recording if the examination panel has no doubts about authenticity of the recording, the quality of the recording is sufficient for evaluation and the candidate’s performance meets the highest standards, clearly exceeding the admission threshold. You should send your video recording to our admissions secretary Margit Võsa (email@example.com), who will also assist you if you wish to receive a subject-specific consultation or have any questions about the admission procedures.
During an interview, the examination panel can test a candidate’s knowledge in a narrower field of specialization as well as his or her general cultural knowledge. You will also be tested whether or not your English or Estonian language skills are sufficient to be admitted to EAMT.
The examination is graded on a scale from 0 to 10.
A student candidate may apply for studies in up to two main subjects (majors). If a candidate meets the admission criteria in both, the candidate shall notify the Admission Secretary about his or her preference by the end of the admission period. NB! Student candidates shall not be enrolled simultaneously in two main subjects.
At the end of the admission period you will be officially informed whether or not you have been accepted to the programme you applied for. If the answer is positive, you need to confirm your decision to study at EAMT. Please note that to be formally enrolled, you need to have submitted all the required documents, including the proof of previous qualifications and diplomas.
The application fee is 50 € and normally needs to be paid by bank transfer.
Tuition fees apply to all international students whose language of tuition is English. The fees range from 800 € to 13 000 € per academic year depending on the study programme and your country of origin. Detailed information about the fees can be found here. A limited number of scholarships are available for international students. Auditions for the scholarships usually take place at the end of September.
Full-time studies in Estonian are free, not depending on the country of origin of the student. There is also no tuition fee for doctoral studies. Students studying full time at doctoral level have the right to receive a monthly stipend.
More info and useful links
About The Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Study grants and scholarships
Study in Estonia
Estonian Music Information Centre (EMIC)