The information below is for music students who are studying at one of the Guildhall School’s Erasmus partner institutions. Find out if your institution is one of our regular partners.
If you are studying at an institution that does not already have an exchange agreement with the Guildhall School, please contact the International Office at your own institution first. The School already receives far more exchange applications than it can accept from current partners so may not be able to sign up with additional institutions.
Please note, we cannot offer opportunities for study abroad on our drama programmes.
Erasmus Course Content
These course information documents provide detailed information about principal study lessons, assessments and electives available to Erasmus students. Please refer to it when completing your application form and learning agreement.
- Undergraduate Erasmus Module Information (PDF, 1.5MB)
Bachelor students – 1st cycle. Please note, students must have undertaken at least two full years of undergraduate study in music.
- Postgraduate Erasmus Module Information (PDF, 1.7MB)
Masters students – 2nd cycle. Please note, students must have undertaken at least four full years of undergraduate study in music.
English language requirements
Incoming students are expected to be competent in English at a minimum of level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Referees will be asked to confirm the competency of incoming students.
The Guildhall School accepts Erasmus applicants for the following study periods:
- Term 1 only: Friday 8 September 2017 to Friday 1 December 2017
- Terms 1 & 2: Friday 8 September 2017 to Thursday 29 March 2018
Christmas break: 2 December 2017 – 7 January 2018
Applications and supporting material should be received by 1 March 2017
Application forms and process
Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution.
Erasmus Coordinators should send the following materials to the Erasmus Coordinator by the deadline:
- 2017/18 Incoming Erasmus Application Supporting Statement (DOC, 771KB)
- AEC learning agreement (DOC, 246KB)
- Video audition recording or Composition Portfolio with at least three contrasting pieces. Recordings are accepted in the following formats:
1) Online submission (preferred): high quality streamed web links (e.g. Vimeo/YouTube)
2) DVD. Please note, DVD recordings cannot be returned to the applicant.
- Curriculum vitae
- Evidence of English language ability (Reference from teacher, confirming your English language ability, OR English language qualification or proficiency exam)
- Academic transcript
The Erasmus course information documents above provide detailed information about principal study lessons, exams and electives available to exchange students. Please refer to these documents below when completing your application form and learning agreement.
- Stage 1 - Erasmus applications will first be shortlisted by the Head of Department with unsuccessful applicants being notified in April
- Stage 2 - the Director of Music will then review the remaining applications and decide which to offer. All applicants should be emailed their decision by the end of May. Reserve places may be offered if necessary.
Learning Agreements of successful candidates will be approved by the Head of Department and Head of Music Studies. Successful candidates will receive offer letters and Learning Agreements by post. If successful applicants are unsure of their plans then we would prefer they informed us when accepting their place.
For further information, please contact:
General Erasmus enquiries
For information about student housing and insurance, please contact:
Julia Oliver, Student Life Officer
For information about visas, please email: