Information in English

Welcome to Uppsala kulturskola. Here you will find the answers to frequently asked questions, important information regarding the courses we offer and practical information about the school.

Who can enrol in Uppsala kulturskola?

Uppsala kulturskola has a municipal mission to offer music, dance and theatre tuition to students between the ages of 6 and 20. To apply to Uppsala kulturskola you must be registered in the municipality of Uppsala.

You will need a personal identity number to apply to Uppsala kulturskola. (Swedish national ID number, birthdate plus four digits, for example 090101-xxxx).

Please observe that our courses are taught in Swedish.

Applications

Uppsala kulturskola is a very popular school so therefore we have a queue to most of our courses. You will hear from us as soon as there is a position available.

To apply for a course at Uppsala kulturskola, please log in to our e-service, eKulturskola. You can log in with your Bank-ID or create a temporary account with a password that you choose yourself. You will then be able to see all our courses and register an application for the student.

You are always welcome to contact us if you have any questions regarding applications.

eKulturskola

Via our eKulturskola service you can log in as a parent and see which courses your child has applied for and/or enrolled in. You can also update both your and your child's personal information, such as e-mail address and mobile phone number via eKulturskola.

It is important that we have your up to date contact information so that we can reach you with important information, such as lesson cancellations, callouts to additional concert rehearsals and the like.

Click here to create a user account or log in to eKulturskola.

The queue system

You can queue for up to three different courses simultaneously, but only play one instrument at a time.

When do I get to start?

We will contact you when a position becomes available. This usually occurs at the start of each term but can also happen in the middle of a semester. You have the right to decline an offer once and remain in the queue. The second time you decline you will lose your place in the queue.

Can I attend multiple courses at the same time?

You may only be admitted to one course at a time at Uppsala kulturskola. However, you can combine a musical instrument course with a course in either dance or theatre. However, please note that the family discount fee applies only for one course per child. FMT (functional music therapy) can also be attended if you are enrolled in another course.

Choirs and orchestras

Choirs and orchestras are counted as supplementary to tuition and are free of charge if you already play an instrument with us. You may also participate in choirs separately. For information on fees for participating solely in choirs, see below.

Change of course

You may start a course that you have applied for as soon as a position is offered to you. If the course offered to you is not your first choice, you may remain in the queue for your first choice even if you have accepted the offer. You may also apply for another course while you already attend a course. A change of course can only take place between semesters.

Courses with the shortest queue time right now:

Bass guitar and all wind instruments 

Lesson cancellations

Information regarding lesson cancellations are sent by text message and/or e-mail to the contact details you have registered in eKulturskola. We have a guarantee of a minimum of 14 lessons per semester. Lessons over and above the minimum guarantee that are cancelled will not be replaced.

Academic year and holidays

Uppsala kulturskola follows the same academic year and holiday schedule as the primary and secondary schools.

Absence from lessons

Always inform the teacher directly if the student cannot attend their lesson.

Orchestras and ensembles

Are you interested in playing orchestra or ensemble? Talk to your teacher. It is the teacher who decides when it's time to start playing in an orchestra. We expect that students who are offered places in orchestras or ensembles will participate, as it is an important aspect of the tuition we offer.

Study materials

It is the student’s responsibility to pay for necessary study materials.

Codes

At some schools, there are code locks – keep the codes secret from other parties.

Parking

Visitors who wish to park near the school at Skolgatan 51, are directed to Österplan (on the other side of the railway, access via a walk-through tunnel is available). Parking is not allowed in the schoolyard.

Fees

Once you have accepted a course and have a time booked, you are liable to pay for the entire term, even if you change your mind and finish the course before the end of the semester.

Course tuition: 950 SEK/semester
Course tuition: student aged over 20 years: 2500 SEK/semester
FMT Functional Music Therapy: 950 SEK/semester

Choirs and orchestras are free of charge to those who also play an instrument.
The fee for choirs and orchestra participation without an instrument is: 500 SEK/semester

Family fees

2100 SEK per semester is the maximum amount charged when several siblings are students. The maximum amount applies only to one course per student and does not include instrument rental. Please note that the family fee is under assessment autumn 2018 and is subject to change.

Instrument rental

Most instruments are available for rental from us except for recorder, electric bass, electric guitar, keyed fiddle, piano, guitar and drums/percussion.

Rental is 500 SEK per semester, which is invoiced together with the tuition fee for the semester. The leaseholder is responsible for expendable supplies during the rental period (new strings, reeds etcetera).
Instruments can be collected and returned by appointment through our caretaker: Kurt Nilsson, Skolgatan 51, Monday to Friday. Call 018-727 20 81 or e-mail to kurt.nilsson@uppsala.se.

Lesson Guarantee

Uppsala kulturskola has a guarantee of 14 lessons per semester if you are a student throughout the whole semester (this rule does not apply to Functional Music Therapy). The 14 lessons guarantee includes scheduled classes, additional rehearsals, concerts, study visits, seminars and other activities related to teaching.

If you have received less than 14 lessons during one semester and we are accountable, we will offer you reimbursement in time or a lower fee the following semester.

Cancelling a place in Uppsala kulturskola

Your placement at Uppsala kulturskola is valid until you cancel it via eKulturskola. All cancellations are made via eKulturskola, even if you signed up using the old paper form. Notifying the teacher or reception by phone or e-mail is not a valid method of cancellation.

Cancellations must be made before the current term ends.

If the cancellation has not been made before the start of the next term, you will be liable for payment for the entire term.

If you have not yet informed your teacher that you intend to cancel, please do so as the teachers appreciate knowing that you intend to finish.

How to cancel a course

Login to eKulturskola, via the following link.

Under the tab "min sida" and the heading "hantera mina kurser" you will see your child's present courses. To cancel, click the "avsluta kurs" button. In case any problems arise, contact the reception on 018-727 20 87 or e-mail to kulturskolan.expeditionen@uppsala.se.

13 november 2017