The Academy

The Academy Barratt Due is a classical higher music education institution with a long tradition of educating some of Norway's most successful classical musicians and pedagogues.


If you live in Norway and want to study full- or part-time at The Academy Barratt Due, we offer the following study programmes within performance and pedagogical studies: 

  • 4-year Bachelor of Music Performance (for entrance in August 2019: Application deadline 15th of December 2018)
  • 2-year Master of Music Performance
  • 1-year Advanced Music Performance Study on BA-level 

The 2-year Master and 1-year Advanced music performance study will not take place in 2019.



You are welcome to study at The Academy Barratt Due if you are living abroad and for the moment study at another university or academy that allows exchange to Norway and our institution. We are a part of the Nordplus Music Network and Erasmus + programme. For entrance in Augunst 2019: Application deadline 15th of March 2019.

Full-time programmes in performance:

Part-time programmes in pedagogical studies:

Practical-theoretical teacher training (PPU)

60 ECTS over 2 years.

Further education course for music teachers

Pre-school and lower primary school level. 30 ECTS over 1 year.

Application and entrance

More information will come.

Specific requirements apply; please contact us for details. 

Enquiries: Contact Edvin Østvik: / (+47) 909 50 095 

  • Full-time programmes in performance: 15th of December for entrance the following academic year.
  • Exchange studies: 1st of March for entrance in the autumn semester or spring semester. 
  • Part-time programmes in pedagogical studies: 15th of April for entrance in August the same year. 

Audition fees

The following fees apply:

Application fee: NOK 480,-; this applies to all applicants, for any course.

Payments should be made to account no: 60110646650. IBAN: NO2360110646650. Swift/bic: NDEANOKK at the time of application.

Tuition fee
The tuition fee at Barratt Due Institute of Music is for the academic year 2019/2020 NOK 19.000/year. An estimated monthly cost for students living in Oslo is approx. NOK 10.000.

Unfortunately, we do not offer any scholarships. As a general rule, international students cannot expect loans or subsidies from The Norwegian State Educational Loan Fund.

All students who plan to stay in Norway for more than three months, will need a student residence permit.

Visa requirements are regulated by the Norwegian Immigration Authorities and details are to be found in the GSU-list

For students who need to document sufficient funding in order to obtain a student visa, The Barratt Due Institute of Music has a deposit account where the funds can be deposited until a Norwegian bank account has been opened. Please contact us for further details.

For more information, please see:

If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, you must demonstrate your proficiency in the English language. All international students must meet the English requirements listed in the GSU-list. You can also meet the English language requirement by completing one of the following tests:


TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language

  • minimum score 500 for paper-based test
  • minimum score 170 for computer-based test
  • minimum score of 60 for Internet-based test


IELTS – British Council’s International English Language Testing Service

  • minimum score 5.0 (Academic test)


University of Cambridge examinations

  • First Certificate in English
  • Certificate in Advanced English
  • Certificate of Proficiency in English


You can also meet the English requirements if you:

  • have completed at least one year of university education in countries where the medium of instruction is English (Australia, Canada, Ireland, the UK, the USA and New Zealand).
  • have completed a university degree in the subject English language or English literature.


Test results must be submitted no later than 1th of March in the year of admission.

Students have to arrange for accommodation themselves. But we are of course happy to assist you in the process of finding suitable accommodation. As a student at Barratt Due, you automatically become a member of The Foundation for Student Life in Oslo (SiO), which provides subsidized housing, healthcare, counselling, kindergartens, sports facilities and other services. For more information, see

Send an email to or call the Head of The Academy, Bjørn Einar Halvorsen, at (+47) 414 79 221.