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Application and Admissions

Admission and enrolment is organised according to the Rules of Admission Procedure, revised and re-approved each year by the Senate of JVLMA. Applicants are accepted for studies in JVLMA on the basis of entry examinations. The examinations  take place during June and July.

Upon successful completion of the state accredited study programme students receive a state recognised Higher Professional Education Diploma, Master's Diploma or Doctor’s Diploma; a Professional Bachelor's degree in Music, Music Pedagogy or Choreography and a qualification corresponding to Level 5; Professional Master's sdegree in Music or Choreography; Master's degree in Arts and Humanities; Doctor of Arts scientific degree (Dr.art.).

Students wishing to apply through the Socrates Erasmus exchange programme must approach their home institution, complete the Erasmus application form and sign the study contract. Students should apply by November 15th for spring semester studies or by May 15th  for autumn semester studies.

Admission Process

If the education documents of the applicant were issued abroad, a certificate from the  Academic Information Centre must be added, stating the corresponding level of the document in terms of the Latvian education system. All submitted documents must be in the Latvian language.

A student hostel is available for applicants at Turiba University (Graudu Street 68, Riga). Contact e-mail address:

JVLMA provides accompanists for applicants that require piano accompaniments for the admission examinations. Please contact Head of the Accompaniment Department, Professor Dace Kļava via e-mail: - indicating your instrument or voice group.

Additional Requirements for Bachelor's Study Programmes
  1. String Instruments
  2. Historic Instruments
  3. Accordion
  4. Jazz Music (instrumental), (vocal)
  5. Organ Performance
  6. Wind Instruments and Percussions
  7. Piano Performance
  8. Choreography
  9. Composition
  10. Symphony Orchestra Conducting
  11. Choir Conducting
  12. Vocal Music
  13. Music History and Theory

Contents of additional requirements examinations may vary from year to year. Please contact Study Programmes Department for up-to-date information for your programme/specialization.

Additional Requirements for Master's Study Programmes
  • Professional Master's Study Programme "Music"

Subprogramme "Conducting", Specialisation "Choir Conducting"

  • Professional Master's Study Programme "Music"

Subprogramme "Conducting", Specialisation "Symphony Orchestra Conducting"

  • Professional Master's Study Programme "Music"

Subprogramme "Composition"

  • Professional Master's Study Programme "Music"

Subprogramme "String Instrument Performance"

  • Professional Master's Study Programme "Music"

Subprogramme "Keyboard Instrument Performance"

  • Professional Master's Study Programme "Music and Performing Arts"

Subprogramme "Music", Specialisation "Instrumental Music", profile "Chamber Ensemble (with piano, accordion, harp)"

  • Professional Master's Study Programme "Music"

Subprogramme "Wind / Percussion Instrument Performance"

  • Professional Master's Study Programme "Music"

Subprogramme "Vocal Music", Specialisation "Opera Singing"

Contents of additional requirements examinations may vary from year to year. Please contact Study Programmes Department for up-to-date information for your programme/specialization.

Additional Requirements for Doctor's Study Programme
  1. Academic Doctor's Study Programme "Musicology"
  2. Doctoral Thesis Topic Submission Form

Contents of additional requirements examinations may vary from year to year. Please contact Study Programmes Department for up-to-date information for your programme/specialization.

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