Training Programs

We know from experience that finding a music therapy training program in another country, in a language you know and at the level you need can be very challenging. Therefore we are in the process of compiling this table of searchable information about training courses in EMTC member countries. We hope it will help!

You can sort the table by clicking on the arrows at the top of each column, or enter a search term to display, for example, all Bachelor courses, or all courses in German.

MOST of these courses will give you a professional qualification. Where this is not the case, we hope we have made it clear. Always check with the institution offering the course!

It is not easy to give information about the level of the course or certificate offered, as there is a lot of variation amongst countries. We have tried to give explanations in the footnotes where necessary. Clicking on the entries with a * should take you directly to the footnotes.

This list is still in the process of compilation. If a particular course is not yet listed, please let us know: 

CountryName of InstitutionName of Institution in original languageMusic Therapy Program WebsiteLanguage of instructionLevelPhD program
AustriaUniversity of Music and Performing Arts ViennaUniversität für Musik und darstellende Kunst
AustriaUniversity of Applied Sciences KremsFachhochschule
AustriaUniversity of Arts GrazKunstuni
BelgiumArtevelde University of Applied Sciences, GentArteveldehogeschool, Gentarteveldehogeschool.beDutchBachelorNo
BelgiumLUCA School of Arts, LeuvenLUCA School of Arts, Leuvenluca-arts.beDutchMasterYes
Czech RepublicPalacky University OlomoucUniverzita Palackého v Olomoucimuzikoterapie-studium.upol.czCzechMasterNo
DenmarkAalborg UniversityAalborg Universitetmusikterapi.aau.dkDanish/English (PhD)Bachelor/MasterYes
EstoniaTallinn UniversityTallinna Ülikooltlu.eeEstonianMasterNo
FinlandOpen University of the University of JyväskyläJyväskylän yliopiston avoin yliopistoopinto-opas.jyu.fiFinnishBachelorNo
FinlandEino Roiha InstituteROIHA-instituuttiroihainstituutti.fiFinnishClinical studies (Private diploma)No
FinlandUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskylän yliopistojyu.fiFinnish and EnglishMasterYes
FinlandUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskylän yliopistojyu.fiFinnish and EnglishPhDYes
FinlandUniversity of JyväskyläJyväskylän yliopistojyu.fiFinnishSpecialisation training in Music PsychotherapyNo
FranceUniversity of -Paris -SorbonneParis-Universitéodf.u-paris.frFrenchMasterYes
FranceUniversity of MontpellierUniversité Paul Valéry-Montpellier IIIuniv-montp3.frFrenchUniversity degree *No
FranceUniversity of NantesInstitut de Musicothérapie de Nantesmusicotherapie-nantes.e-monsite.comFrenchUniversity degree *No
FranceMusictherapy training of BourgogneAtelier de Musicotherapie de Bourgogneamb-musicotherapie.frFrenchPostgraduate professional certificateNo
GermanyUniversity of Music and Theater in HamburgHochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburghfmt-hamburg.deGermanMasterYes
GermanyMedical School Hamburgarts-and-social-change.deGermanBachelorNo
GermanySRH-University HeidelbergSRH-Hochschule Heidelbergsrh-hochschule-heidelberg.deGermanBachelorNo
GermanySRH-University HeidelbergSRH-Hochschule Heidelbergsrh-hochschule-heidelberg.deEnglish + German **MasterNo
GermanyLeopold Mozart Center at the University of AugsburgLeopold-Mozart-Zentrum an der Universität Augsburguni-augsburg.deGermanMasterYes
GermanyUniversity of the Arts BerlinUniversität der Künste Berlinudk-berlin.deGermanMasterNo
GermanyTheological University FriedensauTheologische Hochschule Friedensauthh-friedensau.deGermanMasterNo
GermanyUniversity of Applied Sciences Würzburg-SchweinfurtHochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Würzburg-Schweinfurtfas.fhws.deGermanMasterNo
GermanyAcademy for Applied Music Therapy CrossenAkademie für angewandte Musiktherapie Crossenmusiktherapie-crossen.deGermanPost graduate professional qualificationNo
GermanyGerman Academy for Promotion of Development and Health in Children and Youth e.V. MunichDeutsche Akademie für Entwicklungsförderung und Gesundheit des Kindes und Jugendlichen e.V. Münchenakademie-muenchen.deGermanPost graduate professional qualificationNo
GermanyEuropean Academy for Biopsychosocial Heath/Fritz Perls Institut, HückeswagenEuropäische Akademie für biopsychosoziale Gesundheit / Fritz-Perls-Institut, Hückeswageneag-fpi.comGermanPost graduate professional qualificationNo
GermanyFree Music Center, MunichBerufsbegleitende Weiterbildung Musiktherapie BWM – Freies Musikzentrum, Münchenfreies-musikzentrum.deGermanPost graduate professional qualificationNo
GermanyFuture Workshop CreativeTherapy, Neukirchen FluynZukunftswerkstatt Therapie kreativ, Neukirchen Fluynzukunftswerkstatt-tk.deGermanPost graduate professional qualificationNo
GermanyInstitute for Music, Imgagination and Therapy Berlin (GIM)Institut für Musik, Imagination und Therapie, Berlin (GIM)imitberlin.deGermanPost qualification specialism certificateNo
GreeceUniversity of MacedoniaΠανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίαςuom.grGreekMasterNo
GreeceMetropolitan College, in collaboration with Queen Margaret UniversityΜητροπολιτικό Κολλέγιο, σε συνεργασία με το Πανεπιστήμιο Queen & EnglishMasterNo
HungaryEötvös Loránd University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education, BudapestEötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Bárczi Gusztáv Gyógypedagógiai Kar, Budapestbarczi.elte.huHungarianDegree certificate, Postgraduate Specialisation in Music TherapyNo
HungaryUniversity of PécsPécsi Tudományegyetemart.pte.huHungarianDegree certificate, Postgraduate Specialisation in Music TherapyNo
HungaryUniversity of MiskolcMiskolci Egyetemfelveteli.uni-miskolc.huHungarianDegree certificate, Postgraduate Specialisation in Music TherapyNo
IrelandIrish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerickirishworldacademy.ieEnglishMasterYes
IsraelUniversity of Haifaאוניברסיטת חיפה
IsraelBar-Ilan Universityאוניברסיטת בר-אילן
IsraelDavid-Yelin Academic Collegeמכללה אקדמית דוד-ילין
ItalyAntonio Vivaldi Conservatory of Music, AlessandriaConservatorio di Musica Antonio Vivaldi di Alessandriadidattica.conservatoriovivaldi.itItalianBachelor ***No
ItalyPollini Conservatory of Music, PadovaConservatorio di Musica Pollini di Padovaconservatoriopollini.itItalianBachelor/Master ***No
ItalyFrescobaldi Conservatory of Music, FerraraConservatorio di Musica Frescobaldi di Ferraraconservatorioferrara.itItalianMasterNo
ItalyLuisa D'Annunzio Conservatory of Musica, PescaraConservatorio di Pescara Luisa D'Annunzio di Pescaraconservatoriopescara.itItalianBachelorNo
ItalyAlfredo Casella Conservatory of Music, L'AquilaConservatorio di Musica Alfredo Casella di L 'Aquilaconsaq.itItalianMasterNo
ItalyBruno Maderna Conservatory of Music, CesenaConservatorio Bruno Maderna di Cesenaconservatoriomaderna.itItalianMasterNo
ItalyDall'Abaco Conservatory of Music, VeronaConservatorio Dall'Abaco di Veronaconservatorioverona.itItalianMasterNo
ItalyTraining Course of Music Therapy 'Oltre', RomeCorso di Musicoterapia "Oltre"-Romacoopoltre.orgItalianPost graduate professional qualificationNo
ItalyDynamic Music Therapy School - Music & Art Study Center, FlorenceCentro Studi Musica e Arte Firenzemusicoterapiadinamica.itItalianPost graduate professional qualificationNo
ItalyCESFOR - Centro Studi e Formazione, BolzanoCESFOR – Corso triennale di formazione in graduate professional qualificationNo
ItalyMusical Pedagogy and Music Therapy AssociationAssociazione Pedagogia Musicale Musicoterapia "Giulia Cremaschi Trovesi"musicoterapia.itItalianPost graduate professional qualificationNo
ItalyIsfom Music Therapy Training InstituteIsfom – Istituto Formazione Musicoterapia di Napoliisfom.itItalianPost graduate professional qualificationNo
ItalyConservatory of Music A. Scarlatti PalermoConservatorio di Musica A. Scarlatti Palermoconservatoriopalermo.itItalianMasterNo
ItalyMusic Therapy Training course "Carlo Gesualdo"Scuola Triennale di Musicoterapia “Carlo Gesualdo”ircus.itItalianPost graduate professional qualificationNo
LatviaLiepāja UniversityLiepājas Universitāte (LiepU)liepu.lvLatvianMasterNo
LatviaRīga Stradiņš UniversityRīgas Stradiņa Universitāte (RSU)rsu.lvLatvianMasterNo
LithuaniaVilnius University, Lithuanian Academy of Music and TheatreVilniaus universitetas ir Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro
NetherlandsArtEZ University of the Arts, Enschedeartez.nlDutchBachelorNo
NetherlandsArtEZ University of the Arts, Enschedeartez.nlEnglishPre-Master ****No
NetherlandsArtEZ University of the Arts, Enschedeartez.nlEnglishMasterNo
NetherlandsCodarts, University of the Arts, Rotterdamcodarts.nlEnglishMasterYes
NetherlandsHAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegenhan.nlDutchBachelorNo
NetherlandsHAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegenhan.nlDutchMasterNo
NetherlandsHogeschool Leiden (anthroposophic)hsleiden.nlDutchBachelorNo
NetherlandsHogeschool Utrecht, Amersfoorthu.nlDutchBachelorNo
NetherlandsHogeschool Zuyd, Heerlenzuyd.nlDutchBachelorNo
NorwayBergen UniversityUniversitetet i Bergenuib.noNorwegianBachelor/MasterYes
NorwayNorwegian Academy of Music, OsloNorges musikkhøgskolenmh.noNorwegianBachelor/MasterYes
PolandKarol Lipiński Academy of Music, WrocławAkademia Muzyczna
im. Karola Lipińskiego we Wrocławiu
PolandKarol Szymanowski Academy of Music, KatowiceAkademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego w Katowicacham.katowice.plPolishBachelor/MasterNo
PolandAcademy of Music Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz, ŁodźAkademia Muzyczna im. Grażyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczów w Łodziamuz.lodz.plPolishBachelorNo
PolandAcademy of Music Krzysztof Penderecki, KrakowAkademia Muzyczna im. Krzysztofa Pendereckiego w Krakowieamuz.krakow.plPolishPostgraduate CertificateNo
PolandMaria Curie-Skłodowska University, LublinUniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinumcs.plPolishPostgraduate CertificateNo
PortugalUniversity Lusiada of LisbonUniversidade Lusíada de Lisboalis.ulusiada.ptPortugueseMasterNo
SloveniaInstitute Knoll for Music Therapy and SupervisionInstitut Knoll za glasbeno terapijo in supervizijoinstitutknoll.euSlovenian + EnglishPrivate CertificateNo
SpainMusic Conservatoire of Catalonia, BarcelonaEscola Superior de Musica de Catalunya (ESMUC)esmuc.catCatalan, Spanish, EnglishMasterNo
SpainAutonomous University of MadridUniversidad Autonoma de Madridmastermusicoterapiauam.comSpanish, EnglishMasterNo
SpainBarcelona University IL3Universidad de Barcelona IL3il3.ub.eduCatalan, Spanish, EnglishMasterNo
SpainMiguel Cervantes European UniversityUniversidad Europeo de Miguel Cervantes, Madridmusicaycolor.comSpanish, EnglishMasterNo
SpainInternational University of La RiojaUniversidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) - onlineunir.netSpanishMasterNo
SpainSalamanca Pontificia UniversityUniversidad Pontificia de Salamancaupsa.esSpanishMasterNo
SpainExtremadura UniversityUniversidad de Extremaduraunex.esSpanishMasterNo
SpainSeville University Pabo de OlavideUniversidad Pablo de Olavide de Sevillaupo.esSpanishMasterNo
SpainInstitute of Music, Arte and ProcessInstituto Música, Arte y Proceso, VItoria-Gastéizagruparte.comSpanishMasterNo
SpainCasa BauboCasa Baubo, Galiciacasabaubo.comSpanishPrivate CertificateNo
SwedenRoyal College of MusicKungliga Musikhögskolankmh.seSwedishBachelorNo
SwedenEskilstuna "Folk High School"Eskilstuna Folkhögskolaeskilstunafolkhogskola.nuSwedishPrivate CertificateNo
SwedenExpressive Arts InstituteExpressive Arts Instituteexpressivearts.seSwedishCourses in KMR/GIMNo
SwitzerlandZurich University of the ArtsZürcher Hochschule der Künstezhdk.chGermanMaster (of Advanced Studies)No
SwitzerlandForum Further Education in Music TherapyForum Musiktherapeutischer Ausbildung FMASmusiktherapeut.chGermanDiplomaNo
SwitzerlandAnthroposophical Academy for Therapy and ArtAnthroposophische Akademie für Therapie und Kunst atkaatka.chGermanDiplomaNo
SwitzerlandRomande School of Music Therapy, GenevaÉcole Romande de Musicothérapieerm-musicotherapie.chFrenchDiplomaNo
Switzerlandiac Integrative Training Centeriac Integratives Ausbildungszentrumiac.chGermanDiplomaNo
UKUniversity of Roehampton,
UKGuildhall School of Music and Drama,
UKNordoff Robbins Music Therapy, London &
UKUniversity of the West of England,
UKAnglia Ruskin University,
UKQueen Margaret University,
UKUniversity of South Wales,
UKUniversity of


* A diplôme universitaire (DU) is, in France, a university degree. Contrary to the BachelorMaster and Doctoral degrees, which are national, DU means “University diploma”.[1] The degree corresponds to a restricted domain, for temporary or professional purpose. /Wikipedia/

** The master’s course in Heidelberg runs both an English-speaking group (for international students) and a German-speaking group.

*** Conservatories of Alessandria and Padova bachelor degrees are currently part of Music education degree. The others are specifically Music therapy programs. In the coming year 2022/2023 they will be implemented as Master’s programs in Music Therapy, as established by the Italian Ministry of Education with a Legislative Decree.

****  Intended for musicians and music teachers with a Bachelor or Master degree in Music or Music in Education who wish to train as a master music therapist. Upon completion of this pre-master’s, you will receive a certificate (please note that this is not a Music Therapy diploma) and you can continue on to the Master of Music Therapy.