University of Arts, Sibelius Academy – Helsinki, Finland

Key Facts

  • Number of students enrolled: 1500
  • Academic Year: August – June
  • Language of instruction: English, Finnish, Swedish
  • Partner university website: University of Arts, Sibelius Academy

Campus activities and events

The University of the Arts Helsinki Sibelius Academy is one of the largest music academies in Europe. Students can study music in an inspiring environment with an internationally diverse mix of students and teachers. The Academy has a long tradition in classical music education, as well as jazz and folk and organises 600 music displays annually, which are open to the public – a flavour of which can be found here. Additionally, the Sibelius Academy is home to a specialist music library, which exchange students are able to access.

Exchange students are invited to join departmental clubs which connect students from the same musical background, offering organised activities and fostering cultural exchange amongst members.

Travel and Accommodation

It is recommended that you purchase your flights to Helsinki once you have your Letter of Acceptance. When you arrive at the Helsinki airport, the easiest and the cheapest way to reach the city is by train.

Further information and advice for students looking to secure accommodation in Helsinki can be found here.

Fees and costs

Whilst studying at Sibelius Academy, you do not need to pay any tuition fees. However, some universities charge small fees for the use of facilities such as the Students’ Union. If you have any queries about any these charges, we recommend that you speak directly with the host university. You will be required to pay for the following: accommodation, health insurance (European students are eligible for free European Health Insurance Card) and books. Students accepted on Erasmus may also be eligible to receive the Erasmus+ grant.