Admission requirements for master's studies

Master's programme in music with English as the study language offers the following main subjects (majors):


  • Classical music: piano, harpsichord, organ, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, classical guitar, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, percussion, accordion, Estonian harp, voice, choral conducting, orchestral conducting, chamber ensemble, accompaniment class, early music performance




General information about the audition requirements

The examination panel can give you additional assignments to determine your skills and abilities. For instance, depending on your main subject, you may be asked to play some scales or arpeggios, to undertake a short sight-reading exercise, to improvise or create a short composition on a given theme, etc. During an interview, the examination panel can test a candidate's knowledge in a narrower field of specialisation, as well as his or her general cultural knowledge. The examination panel verifies whether your English language skills are sufficient to be admitted to EAMT (you should demonstrate an ability to communicate orally, pass a short written test and know musical terms in English).

The examination panel evaluates and considers the following:

  • persuasiveness and originality of artistic and/or research ideas of a candidate;
  • performance logic and fluency of performance, ability to express the emotional content of works and impressiveness of interpretation (in case of performers);
  • originality, artistic persuasiveness and technical execution in case of creative submissions (composers);
  • defined focus of the research paper, systematic nature and exhaustiveness of research, the reference literature use, as well as accuracy of language and formatting (in musicology);
  • specialty-specific level of technical mastery;
  • general cultural and subject-specific knowledge of a candidate.


The examination is graded on a scale of 0−10.

A Master's Degree generally takes 2 years to complete.
After completing a Master's Degree the student may apply for a 4-year Doctoral Degree programme.

A student candidate may apply for studies in up to two main subjects (majors). If a candidate meets the admission criteria in both main subjects, the candidate shall notify the Secretary of Admission of his or her preference by the end of the admission period at the latest. Student candidates shall not be enrolled simultaneously in two main subjects.

Curricula with English as the study language shall be subject to a tuition fee according to the rates established by the EAMT Council.

Additional information:
Phone: +372 6675 709

Documents required when applying for bachelor and master's studies