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Advanced Postgraduate Diploma

The advanced postgraduate diploma programme takes two years. In the case of orchestral conducting, however, the programme takes three to four years.

You will receive teaching in your main study and take part in master classes with internationally renowned teachers. You will participate in different projects at RDAM and have the possibility to play concerts at RDAM. The final examination is a debut concert, held in one of our concert halls.

Name: Advanced Postgraduate Diploma
Type: Advanced Postgraduate Diploma 
Length: 2 years
European transfer credits: 120 ECTS
Language: English

Entry Requirements

You have to take part in an audition.
Contact the Royal Danish Academy of Music for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels. To find out how you can get your foreign certificate assessed for recognition here in Denmark, see the Danish Agency for International Education.


The application deadline is 1 of december (1 of april for non-EU applicants) See the Royal Danish Academy of Music for further information regarding its application deadline and forms.
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students, unless you are a student from a Nordic or EU country, or from Liechtenstein. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
See Royal Danish Academy of Music for more specific information.

Semester Start

An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around late august.

Educational Institutions

You can study Advanced Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Danish Academy of Music

For Further Information

You may find a list of courses taught in English at the Danish Ministry of Education website

You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education: