Cooperation in the international arena occurs through different networks and programmes such as NORDPLUS, ERASMUS and others. International students from Europe, Asia and the USA make up approximately twenty percent of the student body. In some cases, full scholarships are available for students from Eastern Europe and from developing nations. Also, Norwegian students have the opportunity to take part of their studies abroad and a number of faculty members are active in performing and lecturing internationally.
Important music events, which take place in Stavanger with the cooperation of the School, include the International Chamber Music Festival, the Stavanger International Jazz Festival, the International Summer Academy, and the Norwegian Organ Festival.