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Royal College of Music

The Royal College of Music in Stockholm (KMH) is an inspiring setting for artistic learning and development – an excellent place to develop your talent and ability, deepen your understanding, and explore fresh fields of knowledge.



Royal College of Music was established in 1771. In that time it was a conservatory of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. It became an independent academy in 1971.


There are various departments of music, such as: Jazz, Classical, Folk Music, Music education etc. It has great collaboration with regional, national and international NGOs and institutions. It has student and teacher exchange programs with many European countries. The University also conducts post graduate education in music with the collaboration with Stockholm University.


KMH's many toolboxes for exploring and understanding music are constantly evolving: ranging from music theory and studies of the music engineering to subjects such as music history, music anthropology and music education.

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Library services

The KMH Library is located in House 3 (the former Stables). In the library you will find sheet music, books, periodicals, records, videos, reference works etc. The Library also has KMH’s most comprehensive archive of essays and degree theses written at KMH (but also from other music colleges in Sweden).

ICT services

As a student, you have access to many of KMH’s facilities for private practice on weekdays, weekends, and public holidays, from early morning until late evening. There are also several computer rooms with specialised music software and Internet access.

Medical services

Studenthälsan is a part of the student service at KMH. At the Studenhälsan office, you can make appointments with a nurse or a psychologist.

Student Life

Campus life

The newly built Campus Valhallavägen is custom-made for music education, and for creating, experiencing and researching music. Here, the majority of programmes and courses takes place, and most of our concerts and events are held here.

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

RCM is great, there are great opportunities and a lot of interesting content for students, but at the same time there is no pressure 'from the top' to work - rather it is myself that wants to work hard and enjoy being here