Tuition-free international dance course for male dancers

If you are a dancer between the age of 17–19 and would like an extra year of dance training, we can offer you a one-year scholarship in our classical ballet program within the Upper Secondary Schools´ framework. The scholarship entitles you to a tuition free year at the Royal Swedish Ballet School.

Education at the Royal Swedish Ballet School is long time established, including a wide range of contemporary styles.
We offer you an education where the artistic and physical training go hand in hand to reach the professional standard and demands of today's dance scene. The staff is experienced with a background in the profession. We collaborate closely with The Royal Swedish Ballet, Göteborgsoperans danskompani and many more.

Our facilities

At The Royal Swedish Ballet School, we have

  • 11 studios
  • a fully equipped theatre
  • gym
  • physiotherapy
  • library
  • a school restaurant.

Subjects studied within the International Course

You will gain performance experience throughout the course of study. The course is set but can be adjusted by the artistic management to provide the best education possible for you.

You will be studying:

  • Classical Ballet
  • Ballet coaching
  • Pointe classes and male technique
  • Pas de deux
  • Ballet repertoire and variations
  • Varied Contemporary dance styles
  • Improvisation and composition.

Duration and Outline

Students on the International Course are offered the chance to stay for one year. The school year starts mid-August and finishes in June. In Sweden, all students have a midterm holiday in October, Christmas Holidays from the end of December until first week of January, a week off in February and a week off at Easter. The dormitory is closed during these holidays.


International students attending the course are offered to stay at The Royal Swedish Ballet School´s dormitory for a fee of Euro 7000 per year. This amount includes accommodation, all meals, public transportation, and a set of school uniform.

The dormitory is located 20 minutes from school by metro. Included in the fee is a shared room with bathroom, with staff around-the-clock. There are laundry facilities and premises such as living room and kitchen.
On school days, (Monday through Saturday) lunch and afternoon snacks are served in our school cafeteria free of charge.

The fee

The fee can be paid in full or in two installments. In total Euro 7000 at the start of the school term or, divided in two installments (Euro 3500 fall/spring term). An invoice will be distributed to the parents from The City of Stockholm.

Good to know

When attending the International Course all non-Swedish students must have a complete medical and dental insurance arranged before arriving in Sweden. Regardless of nationality you are included in the regulations of the Swedish school law.

The school has the right to dismiss a student if the course plan is not followed.

How to apply

You apply to the course by filling in an application form.

Application form for International Dance Course

Please note that if you are accepted you'll be required to pay a 500 Euro deposit to guarantee your place at the International Dance Course. This deposit will be deducted from your fee at the beginning of the course.