Important info about admission


All applicants must apply for admission online through Studieoptag.

The application for all Bachelor and Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programmes opens 15 October. 
Deadline is 1 December at 12:00 CET.

The application for all Masters programmes opens 3 January 2022.
Deadline is 21 February 2022 at 12:00 CET.

It is not possible to create, edit or complete an application after the deadline.


All applicants for study programmes at RMC must pay an application fee of 500 DKK.

If you are applying for more programmes, you must pay a fee per programme.

The fee covers part of the costs associated with the entrance examination, and is non-refundable after the application deadline.

If you apply for a Masters program immediately after having completed a Bachelor program at RMC, special rules apply, and RMC will refund the application fee after the application deadline.

If you are applying for both special subject areas of the Bachelor programme in Composition, you must submit two applications and pay the application fee twice due to technical reasons.
RMC will refund one application fee immediately after the application deadline.

You pay by card via an online payment solution at The Minestry of Culture's admissions portal, when you have finished your application.
RMC will not cover any fees associated with the payment.

Who can apply?

Anyone who meets admission requirements can apply for admission at Rhythmic Music Conservatory. There is no age limit for applicants, and you may apply an unlimited number of times. You can also apply for admission at other conservatories.

You can apply for several programmes at RMC at the same time. In order to do so, you must create as many applications on the admissions portal, and pay the application fee of 500 DKK for each application. Entrance examinations are not coordinated.

If you previously have finished a higher education, you are still able to apply.


For the Bachelor programmes Music Performance, Composition and Music Production there are no requirements for a secondary degree or an equivalent degree.
You are solely assessed on your entrance examination.

Applicants for the Bachelor Music Management programme must have concluded an upper secondary school leaving examination (stx), a higher preparatory examination (hf), a higher commercial examination programme (hhx), a higher business examination programme (eux) or a higher technical examination programme (htx), or be able to document an equivalent, concluded study programme abroad. No exemptions will be made from these requirements. 

Applicants for the Masters programmes must have passed a relevant Bachelor programme from either RMC, another Danish academy of music or a foreign academy of music.

Applicants who have already completed a Masters programme or advanced postgraduate diploma (APD) at RMC can only be admitted to a new Masters programme or APD if there are available study places. The same applies to applicants who have previously been enrolled twice in a Masters programme or APD without having obtained a final exam. 

The postgraduate programmes are aimed at professional musicians who have completed a Masters programme in rhythmic music, or who possess equivalent qualifications of the same standard, such as an artistic career at a high professional level.


On the pages describing the individual study programmes, you can read more about the form and content of the entrance examination for each programme.

It is not possible to do you entrance examination via Skype, Zoom, Teams or any other streaming solution.
Unless specifically stated in the form and content of the entrance examination.

Rules regarding the entrance examination

  • There is no public access to entrance examinations. Only the applicant, the band (if applicable) and the assessors can be present during the examination.
  • Only the assessors can be present during the following deliberation.
  • Audio and/or image recordings during an entrance examination are not permitted unless the recordings support the conservatory's business. The recordings are then made by the conservatory.
  • The applicant is responsible for ensuring the presence of any desired accompanists and other participants at the entrance examination.

If you have more questions

In November, RMC holds an information meeting about the various Bachelor programmes. The meeting takes place at RMC and is open to anyone interested. The exact date of the meeting will be announced on this website at the end of September.

If you have questions and you cannot find the answer on the web page, you are welcome to contact the programme coordinator.
You can find contact details on the web page.

Applying for more than one study programme

Applications and entrance to the study programmes are not coordinated with similar study programmes at other Danish academies. This means that applicants are not automaticaly forwareded to  other music academies, if not offered a place at RMC. If you wish to apply for other academies than RMC, you must aååly directly to them. You find information about where and how on the individual academies' own websites. 

It is possible to apply for more than one study programme, but the application process is not coordinated.


A limited number of applicants who are qualified for admission, but who have not been admitted due to the limited number of places available, may be offered a place on a waiting list. In the period up to 1 June, applicants on the waiting list may be offered admission.


Illness must be documented by medical certificate if you wish to have the opportunity to take a make-up entrance examination. RMC must receive the medical certificate no later than three days after the entrance examination was supposed to take place. RMC will determine the date of any make-up entrance examination, and you will be notified of this as soon as possible. It will not be possible to take the make-up examination at other times than those announced by RMC. You are responsible for paying the cost of the medical certificate.


Applications are accepted in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English.

Entrance examinations for the Bachelor programmes Composition, Music Production, Music Performance, Music Management and for the Masters programmes Music Performance, Music Education and Nordic Master: The Composing Musician are normally held in Danish. If the applicant does not speak or understand Danish, the examination can be held in English.

The entrance examination for the Masters programme European Jazz Master is always held in English.

The entrance examination for the Advanced Postgraduate Diploma programmes is normally held in English.

Read more about RMC’s language policy here.

Financial information

All programmes at RMC are approved for Danish SU (state educational grant).

The study programmes at RMC are free for Danish students and for students from EU/EEA countries. Students from countries outside the EU or EEA must generally pay a study fee – you can read more HERE. However, for all students some payments may be required in connection with study tours.

Students at the  Music Management programme must use a modern laptop, and should expect to spend DKK 1-5.000 each semester for the purchase of professional literature.

All programmes are full-time study programmes and attendance at tuition is compulsory. Therefore, you cannot expect to be able to pursue an active career alongside your studies. On the other hand, there will be ample opportunity for you to express yourself at RMC. Also, you should only have a limited amount of work alongside your studies.

Credit for previous studies

If you are admitted to RMC, you are obliged to provide information about any previous admission to study programmes at tertiary level, and what subjects or courses you have passed. This is necessary, as RMC are obliged to assess, whether you can transfer credit for one or more elements in the study programme.

NUMBER OF APPLICANTS in 2021 and study places

  Applicants Study places
BMus, Music Performance 276 16
BMus, Composition 339 10
BMus, Music Production 125 8
BA, Music Management 78 8
MMus, Music Creation 82 11
MMus, Music Education 7 6
MMus, Music Performance 62 12
MMus, Europen Jazz Master 27 3
MMus, Nordic Master: The Composing Musician 20 2
APD, Performance 12 2
APD, Composition 20 4