Application Information

IAA employs a standard electronic application form.
The application process is threefold; first you submit the application, then you pay the application fee, and finally you print the application and sign it. The application should then be handed in or sent to the relevant department office together with the required documents.
It is necessary to include a passport photo with the electronic form. The application fee is 5000 ISK. Please note: It is possible to save the application while working on it.

The Application

An application is not valid until the applicant has paid the application fee and the IAA has received the following documents:
1. Successfully submitted electronic form
2. Signed print-out of the electronic form
3. Certified copy of degree certificate(s) and programme/course transcript(s) (PDF)
Applicants should submit a detailed record of higher education up to the present, including programmes of study taken and grades achieved. This may be submitted in Icelandic or English.


Admission Process

Applications are evaluated on the basis of general requirements.
* Evaluation exam in Music Theory: April the 28th or May the 5th
* Auditions ( Instrumental): May the 6th 2017
* Final results: before end of May 2017



The programme should consist of an Etude which demonstrates the applicant´s technical ability and two more pieces from different periods which show diversity in technical skills and interpretation.
Recommended pieces:
* Winds and Brass: 1st part of a Classical Consert
* Strings: A Solo piece by J.S. Bach
* Piano: 1st part from a Classical Sonata
Please, notice that students are expected to provide their accompaniment for the auditions.
Total length: 20-30 minutes.


Admission Requirements

General requirements
Basic qualification for acceptance into the IAA is a secondary school exam (Icelandic stúdentspróf) or completion of an equivalent program.
Applicants who do not meet these general requirements must demonstrate maturity and knowledge which can be evaluated as equivalent to the missing education.
Specific requirements
In addition to the general requirements, applicants must meet additional requirements regarding their knowledge of music.
The assessment criteria are that the applicant has completed a secondary level according to the national music school curriculum guide or the equivalent.
Applicants are expected to demonstrate knowledge equivalent to at least the 7th grade of secondary music school.
All those who meet the general requirements attend an evaluation exam in music theory, harmonic analysis and aural skills.





Application period: 31 March 2017

Admission results: May 2017

Autumn semester begins: 20 August 2017

Application fee: 5000 ISK



Elín Anna Ísaksdóttir, department coordinator.



Application form