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!

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 that can easily be compared across countries, as there is a lot of variation in the organisation of each education system. 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 process. 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, Gent Arteveldehogeschool, Gent arteveldehogeschool.beDutchBachelorNo
BelgiumLUCA School of Arts, LeuvenLUCA School of Arts, Leuven luca-arts.beDutchMasterNo
Czech RepublicPalacky University OlomoucUniverzita Palackého v Olomoucimuzikoterapie-studium.upol.czCzechMasterNo
DenmarkAalborg University Aalborg Universitet musikterapi.aau.dkDanish/English (PhD)Bachelor/MasterYes
EstoniaTallinn UniversityTallinna Ülikooltlu.eeEstonianMasterNo
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.deGerman MasterNo
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 University Μητροπολιτικό 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
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
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, EnschedeEnschedeartez.nlDutchBachelorNo
NetherlandsArtEZ University of the Arts, EnschedeEnschedeartez.nlEnglish(Pre-)Master ****No
NetherlandsCodarts, University of the Arts, RotterdamRotterdamcodarts.nlEnglishMasterNo
NetherlandsHogeschool Arnhem NijmegenNijmegenhan.nlDutchBachelorNo
NetherlandsHogeschool Leiden (anthroposophic)Leidenhsleiden.nlDutchBachelorNo
NetherlandsHogeschool UtrechtAmersfoorthu.nlDutchBachelorNo
NetherlandsHogeschool ZuydHeerlenzuyd.nlDutchBachelorNo
PortugalUniversity Lusiada of Lisbon Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa lis.ulusiada.ptPortugueseMasterNo
SloveniaInstitute Knoll for Music Therapy and SupervisionInstitut Knoll za glasbeno terapijo in supervizijoinstitutknoll.euSlovenian + EnglishPrivate CertificateNo
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
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 forthcoming year 2022/2023 will be implemented Masters program 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.