Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki

Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki is responsible for the highest level of music education in Finland. Founded in 1882, the Academy trains artists skilled in independent artistic work, teachers and other music professionals. Sibelius Academy’s primary function is to renew and foster Finnish music culture. It is one of Europe's largest music academies, internationally known and recognized. Teaching is divided into two faculties: the faculty of classical music and the faculty of music education, jazz, and folk music.


Majors available

All disciplines (Wind, Brass, Harp preferred)


Finnish & English


(Fall) September - December
(Spring) January - May


Places available

2 per year

Cost of Attendance

The average monthly living expenses for a student in Finland are approximately 700-900€. This may vary a bit, depending on your study location in Finland – for example, accommodation and other living costs may be higher in the Helsinki metropolitan area and other larger cities.

As a student you can get discounts in student restaurants and cafeterias, public transport, etc. Student housing with shared facilities is usually a low-cost accommodation option. For detailed information on the local student accommodation options available in different study locations in Finland, the related costs etc. you are best advised to contact your hosting university/UAS in Finland.

It may be possible to cover part of your living expenses by doing part-time work, but such part-time employment may be hard to find especially if you do not speak any Finnish or Swedish. As students cannot be guaranteed to obtain employment during their studies, you should not plan your finances solely on the basis of a possibility of finding employment.