Study at ESMUC (Erasmus+)

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If you want to do half a year or an academic year in the ESMUC, you must first approach the International Relations Office of your institution and they will inform you about all the procedures to follow. By our side, notice that all the applications must be done through the MOBILITY System.  Your institution will inform you whether you have been accepted. 
If there is no bilateral agreement established, the International Office of your institution will deal with the Erasmus application and other previous processes for establishing an agreement between both institutions.  

Application Guidelines

Submit your application
All the applications must be submitted through MOBILITY.  

When you make your application, you must consult the study plan to decide which subjects you want to do. It is important that you establish the subject and the period you are interested in. Later, it will be impossible to change individual subject decisions, and some collective subjects might be closed having reached the maximum number of students.  

Consult the academic calendar to find out about school periods. 

The precise establishment of the subjects will be confirmed by approving or not approving the subjects requested in your Learning Agreement, which will be returned to you before the beginning of your stay. If any of the subjects has to be modified later, and it is possible, the modification must necessarily be reflected in the original Learning Agreement. Eventually, your original institution must also accept the changes.  

Required documentation and files

  • Curriculum Vitae 

  • Letter of motivation 

  • Transcript of records and/or a certificate of previous studies 

  • A scanned copy of your passport’s photo page 

  • Portfolio, comprising video or audio files  

Application Deadline

Please check the deadline for ERASMUS applications at your International office. It might differ from the deadline set by the ESMUC which is February 28th for both the winter and summer semesters of the following academic year.  

Evaluation and final decisions

Complete applications submitted through the online application system by the deadline will be sent for evaluation to the department in question. The final decision is made by the Head of the Department, and it is based on the quality of the application and the availability of study places and suitable teachers. 

Language of instruction

Catalan is the main teaching Language at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC). In order to be able to follow all the classes correctly, we want to advance resources for students who do not know the language to make their integration easier. Check the ESMUC Catalan Course and Linguistic Resources. 

Description of the grading system

At the ESMUC you will be performing exams and individual or group work (depending on the needs of each Course). The evaluation system will be described in detail in the Teaching Plan of each subject.  

The student’s performance is assessed using a 0 to 10 point grading scale, where 10 corresponds to 100% of the academic contents of the course.  Marks go from 1 to 10. You need a 5 to pass any of the Courses.  

  • Honours: special distinction (The number of students eligible for this grade is usually limited by statute to less than 5% for a given assessment, or, in small groups, to 1 student in 20.

  • 9–10 out of 10:  Outstanding 

  • 7–8.9 out of 10:  Remarkable 

  • 5–6.9 out of 10: Pass

  • 0–4.9 out of 10: Failed

Experiencing the ESMUC

From the moment the Erasmus Office has registered you as an ESMUC student, you will have access to the same services and activities as the other students. 

  • Take part in the stable Institutional Groups (Symphonic Orchestra, Cobla, Big Band, Early Music ensemble, etc.) under the same conditions as the other students. 

  • Take part in chamber groups if there is availability. 

  • Use the services of the instrument stock, the library, and the audiovisual office. 

  • Access La meva Esmuc (a web restricted to students). 

  • Attend the programmed courses, talks, and masterclasses. 

  • Request free or discounted tickets to concerts that offer this possibility to ESMUC students. 

  • Book classrooms for studying, even on the weekends or bank holidays. 


More information about the Erasmus+ program 

Ue Comission Erasmus