2-year Master of Music Performance


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The Barratt Due Master Programme is designed to provide a high-quality academic music education and to produce knowledgeable, independent musicians. 2-year Master of Music performance Solo Instrument is offered in cooperation with The Norwegian Academy of Music. For more information of the programme, press here

The programme is centered on building a repertoire. During the programme, you will plan and execute a Master’s Project: an in-depth study of a chosen topic and/or repertoire area. This is your own artistic project; you select the theme and are responsible for the project’s completion.

The programme will provide the basis for admission to Ph.D. programmes and the Artistic Research Programme.

  • Concerts
    The Barratt Due Symphony Orchestra holds concerts twice a year in the Oslo Concert Hall, or the Assembly Hall at the University of Oslo. Chamber concerts and recitals are organised throughout the year. In addition, Barratt Due frequently collaborates with keynote, professional actors in the world of arts and culture. In recent years, this has included the National Touring Concert Institute (Rikskonsertene), the Bergen Music Festival, the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation.

  • Chamber music
    We consider chamber music as a core activity in a performing programme, thus we do our best to give each and every student a chance to experience the joy of playing in an ensemble. The Chamber music is fulfilled through the everyday work as as well as in bigger, thematic projects like Scandal – Paris 1920, Passion and Phantasie and Entartete Musik. Features from other branches of art, guest lectures and social arrangements is also a part of this picture.

  • Master classes
    Prominent national and international performers and teachers are a source of valuable inspiration. The musicians that have held master classes at the Institute in the past few years include: Mauricio Fuks, Truls Mørk, Almita and Roland Vamos, Susanna Eken, Christian Lindberg, Hans Pålsson and Dora Schwartsberg.

  • Productions
    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. 

If you have questions regarding the application form, please contact our student consultant.

Admission to the 2-year Master programme requires a Bachelor’s degree in music with minimum 80 ECTS-credits in performance-related subjects, as well as passed auditions and entrance examinations. A high level of performance skill on your principal instrument is expected, as well as excellent aural skills and good knowledge of music theory.


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.

For applicants with foreign education, the requirements are specified 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 the 1st of March in the year of admission.

Tuition fee for university students outside the EU/EEA
NOK 23.820 per semester

International students from countries outside the EU/EEA must also pay a security certificate
(approx. NOK 380.000) to ensure that living costs are covered for the academic year in Norway.

That is the approximate equivalent of 36.000 USD, 33.000 Euro or 28.000 GBP.
(please note that these figures are subject to change due to currency fluctuation).

In addition to tuition fees comes:

SiO fee (Student Samskipnaden in Oslo) of NOK 690
Copy fee of NOK 290 per semester. The copy fee covers a printing quota of NOK 100, which you can use for printing/copying, as well as the Kopinor agreement for copying/printing material that is copyright protected.

Application fee.

All applicants must pay an application fee. This fee is non-refundable, even if you are not accepted.
Barratt Due music institute does not offer scholarships for foreign students.

An estimated monthly cost for students living in Oslo is approx. NOK 12.500.

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.

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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.