Programme structure

Prospective students are invited to apply to one of the three institutions (for guidance, see Application).
The school where the student is accepted to becomes the "home institution" and from there the student will receive the degree upon the completion of the course. It also functions as the administrative centre for the student throughout the studies. 

The Master's Degree comprises 120 ECTS credits, equivalent to two years of full-time study. At the Sibelius Academy, the programme length is 2.5 years, totalling 150 ECTS credits due to the Finnish legislation.

The course lasts 4 semesters (5 semesters for the students of the Sibelius Academy). The students study together respectively in each institution during the semesters. Students enrolled at the Sibelius Academy will return to Finland for their fifth semester.

The students receive a Nordplus scholarship for their exchange studies.

During the exchange periods, while studying at their "host institutions", NOMAZZ students have the same rights and responsibilities as the degree students of that institution.