Anyone who wants to study at the Royal Conservatoire needs to apply via Studielink and go through the entrance procedure. Each course has its own entrance procedure. More information about how you can apply can be found under Enrollment. Information about the entrance procedures for all courses can be found under Entrance.
The registration deadline has now passed. Registrations which are received after 15 April are dealt with only under certain conditions. The coordinator of the department will contact you about this. Applications for the National Master Orchestral Conducting are still accepted. Click here for the procedure.
During a course at the Royal Conservatoire, every student has to have a GBA declaration (Gemeentelijke Basisadministratie Persoonsgegevens = Municipal Basic administrative Personal information) for a valid address which has to be located in The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, or one of the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Lower Saxony or Bremen. If this declaration of validity (GBA) has not been submitted before 30 September 2013 then the student (irrespective of country of origin) will have to pay the (higher) institutional study fees.
Enrollment at two institutes simultaneously
The directorship of the Royal Conservatoire does not consider it desirable to be following another Higher Education (HBO) or University course at the same time as taking a course at the Royal Conservatoire. Every student should be fully available for their course at the Royal Conservatoire, unless the directorship decides differently in individual situations. A request for permission for the exceptional following of a double study has to be submitted well in advance (before the beginning of the new academic year) and in writing to the director. With regard to study fees of EEA students who are also enroling or are already enrolled with another Dutch Academy or University and also pay study fees there, consultation will first take place with the director of the Royal Conservatoire before definitive enrolment.
Enrollment after completing a Bachelor course in the arts
Students who have already completed a Bachelor course at an Academy or University in The Netherlands, will have to pay the institutional study fee on enrolling for a second Bachelor course at the Royal Conservatoire, unless the director takes a different decision in individual situations. A request for this exceptional permission to follow a second Bachelor course in music after the completion of a first Bachelor course, should be submitted in good time (before the taking of an entrance exam) and in writing, to the director. This rule also applies to those wishing to follow a Master course at the Royal Conservatoire, after completing a Master at another institute.
Enrollment for second principal study
Students who are already taking a Bachelor course at the Royal Conservatoire, and during this course want to start with a second principal study, can from the second year take a second principal study as a minor course as an element of the Bachelor curriculum for the first principal study (= major study). As a rule there is not a second Bachelor enrolment, unless the director decides differently in individual situations. A request for exceptional permission to follow a second Bachelor course alongside an already existing first Bachelor course should be submitted in good time (before the taking of the entrance exam) and in writing, to the director.
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