Music performance is at centre stage. The emphasis is on enabling the individual student to gain the broadest possible experience as a musician, focusing on developing his or her genuine “voice”. The student therefore has a wide and varied range of opportunities to give recitals and to perform as a chamber musician in ensembles. The Institute has its own vocal ensemble, a chamber orchestra and various wind ensembles, as well as the Barratt Due Symphony Orchester and Oslo Camerata.
Facing an audience is a universally important part of training, which is why giving the students practical experience of concert production plays a significant role; producing concerts for children and the elderly is a compulsory part of the education programme. Furthermore, Barratt Due considers reaching out to new audiences and exploring new arenas for classical music as an important task for the classically trained musician.
Application deadline 15th of December for entrance the following academic year.
Apply for admission here
The Norwegian Language Test
The undergraduate studies offered at Barratt Due Insitute of music are taught in Norwegian, and applicants must therefore document proficiency in this language. This can be done in one of the following ways:
Norwegian (as a second language) in upper secondary school, 3rd year with the mark 2 or better. For information about how to qualify this way, please see vilbli.no
The Norwegian Language Test – Advanced Level (Bergenstesten), written examination with the mark “bestått” (passed) from the autumn 2009 or a score of minimum 450 points (tests taken spring 2009 and earlier).
Level 3 examination in Norwegian for foreign students at Norwegian universities.
This test is not required if you wish to apply for an exchange program.
Norwegian upper secondary education or equivalent international education.
The minimum entrance requirements for admission to higher education in Norway is set by NOKUT and can be found in the GSU List. This list states the basic requirements for admission to higher education in Norway.
The following fees apply:
Application fee: NOK 500 this applies to all applicants, for any course.
The tuition fee at Barratt Due Institute of Music is for the academic year 2023/2024 NOK 24 200 year. An estimated monthly cost for students living in Oslo is approx. NOK 12.000.
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.
Would you like to spend up to one year at Barratt Due Instiute of Music?
We welcome applicants from our partner institutions in Europe at Bachelor level.
Applications regarding housing students during the study period are made through the Student Union in Oslo (SiO). To find an overview of student accommodation that SiO offers, please follow the link below: https://bolig.sio.no/find-housing
Furthermore, you can also look at the location of the student accommodation SiO offers by clicking the link below:
The homes are of different sizes and you can apply as one person, a couple or a family with children.
For more information or help with looking for housing, please contact SiO here.