Start your application by looking up your desired programme, from there you will be guided through the various steps of the application procedure.

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General rules for registering for a Bachelor’s course
Candidates who wish to register for a Bachelor’s course must have a diploma at the level of VWO, HAVO or MBO (at least a three-year course) or a certificate of equal or higher value. For every course you will be invited to sit an entrance exam (an audition, for example). If you pass that exam, you will be invited to start the course in the new academic year.

General rules for registering for a Master’s course
Students wishing to start a Master’s course are also required to pass an entrance exam and must also comply with the following conditions:

  • You must have earned the epithet “good” (at grade of at least 8) for the artistic and technical aspect or the compositional aspect in the Bachelor exam or in a separate entrance exam for the Master’s course if you obtained your Bachelor’s degree elsewhere.
  • You are required to write a realistic study plan (you will find guidelines for writing the plan in the description of the admission procedure for your chosen course or here)
  • You must conduct a convincing intake interview in which you demonstrate that you possess sufficient insight and motivation to successfully complete your course. 

Language proficiency
For both Bachelor’s and Master’s courses, you must be able to write and speak English well enough to study at the Royal Conservatoire. 

We can ask you to test your proficiency at the assessment level of IELTS (6.0) or TOEFL (level 83). If you do not pass, you will first have to follow a language course.