Welcome to the application procedure of the Dance Department of the Royal Conservatoire. Below, we have listed and explained all the steps in the application. The only thing you have to do, is follow them in this order.

Clicking on the crosses will give you more information. After completing the first five steps on the website, you are referred to Osiris Online Application, which is a part of our student administration system. On that page, you can upload all the documents necessary to do your video audition.

If your results are positive – meaning that you have been 'Accepted' to the Dance Department – you upload the remaining documents necessary to complete the admissions process in Osiris Online Application. You will also leave this website in order to register as a student at the Royal Conservatoire through ‘Studielink’.

If you have any questions during the process, please contact the student administration office at studentadministration@koncon.nl.

Also check the general admission requirements, these are applicable to all admissions.

First, you collect all the documents necessary for your application for the first round video audition.

  • A copy/scan of your Passport/ID
  • A recent photograph (passport-format, JPG 3x4 cm)
  • A video recording (step 2)
  • The motivation form (step 3)
  • Your CV (see below) (step 4)
  • Dance photographs (step 5)

The following only applies to students who have been conditionally accepted into the Dance Department. At this point – so after your acceptance! – collect all documents needed to complete your admission into the Dance Department and to register as a student at the Royal Conservatoire.

  • Health Certificate (upload into Osiris before 1st July) (step 10)
  • Copies/scans of your diploma(s) and transcript(s), or of your last (school) report. (upload to Osiris before 1st July) (step 10)

To get a good impression of your artistic, musical, and technical capacities, we would like to receive a recording of 15-20 minutes. Your entire body should be visible and the recording needs to comply to the criteria listed in the document below. Your colour of you clothing should be contrasting to the colour of the background.


Criteria Video Audition

Upload your video to a YouTube (preference) or Vimeo account (or comparable online platform). Create a PDF with all the links to your video recording(s). You can upload your document into the relevant question in the Osiris Online Application, later on in the process. Please name your upload ‘[surname] – video recording’.

Download the form and answer the questions. Upload the completed form to Osiris Online Application. Please name the file ‘[surname] – motivation form’.


Motivation Form

Your CV should include your name, date of birth, height and weight, as well as information about your dance education and experience. Please describe: your previous degree(s), courses completed, successes, performances, exams, and prizes. Please name your document ‘[surname] – CV’.

Upload three photographs, including one portrait photo and two dance photos. Both should show your full body. Please name your upload beginning with ‘[surname] – footage’.

Go to Osiris Online Application and choose your language preference (Dutch or English). At the bottom of the following page, click on ‘If you don’t have a username/password, click here’ to create your new account. This account you will need to verify through the email sent to the email address you registered with.

After you’ve logged in to Osiris, you answer a few obligatory questions. For instance, you will have to indicate which live audition date you would like to register for, if you get through the video selection round.

Upload the documents you collected into the relevant question in Osiris. If you cannot send all your documents at once, we will send you reminders to complete your application. Keep in mind that we can only assign an audition slot for you once all documents have been received.

You can save your answers in between sessions.

Your application is complete and final, only if your answers in Osiris have been sent.

Based on your personal details and answers, your uploaded documents and your video, we will decide whether we invite you to a live audition (if you live within the EU), or whether we accept you (non-EU). In all cases - whether you are being invited for a live audition, accepted, or rejected – you will receive an email notification.

If you are applying from outside the EU, you may be accepted after your video audition. If you happen to be travelling within the EU at the time of our live auditions, we prefer and advise you to audition in person.

If you are living in the EU, we will ask you to do a live audition on one of the two days (21 April or 26 May 2018).

After the video audition round, you will hear whether you are invited to participate in the live audition, or whether you have been conditionally accepted into the programme.
In some cases, we may offer you a private audition. For example, when you are living outside the EU, but are travelling within the EU to do auditions in a different period of time than our auditions take place. Or if you cannot be present on both audition dates. Please contact the audition co-ordinator Sacha Steenks.

After your live audition, the director of the Dance Department will tell you the result of your audition. In case of rejection, as well as ‘admissable’ (tentative or fully), you will also receive the result through email.

‘Admissable’ means that we judge your level high enough to be admitted into the programme, but that we cannot guarantee you are actually placed (for instance based on a shortage of spaces within the programme).
Only after you have heard that you are ‘Accepted’, will you know for sure that you can start at the Royal Conservatoire in August of the next academic year. 

You will only be admitted if you possess proof of sufficient previous studies and if your health certificate meets the criteria of the programme (and you've send it to us before 1 July).


If you have been 'Accepted', you may register through ‘Studielink’, see step 11.

You have been admitted on condition that you possess a school diploma by the beginning of the academic year and that your Health Certificate meets the criteria of our programme. 

Health Certificate

Answer the questions on the form by downloading the document. Upload the health certificate in PDF to Osiris Online Application. Please name your document ‘[surname] – health certificate’.

Health Certificate

Diploma

Upload a scan of the diploma, required for your admission, to Osiris. Please name your document starting with ‘[surname] – diploma’

Transcript

If you are not in possession of a Dutch diploma, please also upload your transcript in PDF to Osiris. Please name your document starting with ‘[surname] – transcipt’.

Now that you have been conditionally accepted to the Dance Department, you can leave this website to register as a student through ‘Studielink’. Studielink is the online registration system of the Dutch higher education. It also automatically signs you up to DUO (‘Dienst Uitvoerend Onderwijs’), which takes care of student loans. Here, we will explain the steps to register in Studielink:

  • Are you a Dutch student? Log in with your DigiD. If you don’t have an account yet, please request one through www.digid.nl. It may take a few days before you receive your login details.
  • If you are an international student, you can log in with a username and password you create in Studielink.
  • If you are a Dutch student, logging into Studielink for the first time, please keep your diploma and transcript on hand. You have until 1st July to add them. If you have previously received mail from DUO, you are in the possession of a correspondence number which you can enter here.
  • Once you have logged into Studielink, you see the first page of your account. Please fill in any missing details and click ‘confirm’
  • On your own page, you find all information concerning your application and registration. The ‘TO DO’-list at the top of the page gives you all the steps you have to complete. Check this list regularly. Please read all the email and messages you receive from Studielink. These contain important information for your registration.
  • Sign up for your first-choice course (first step in To Do) under ‘Koninklijke Academie/Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag’. Follow all the steps on the screen. You will see a small screen saying that your course of choice has additional criteria. This refers to your audition.
  • Next, you pick you start date. In all cases, this is September.
  • Confirm your application.

To Studielink

Attention: You are now leaving the website of the Royal Conservatoire. After your Studielink registration you are almost finished. You just need to pay your college fee and we will see you in August, at the start of the new academic year.

If you have been accepted, you have to make sure all the necessary documents (see step 1) are submitted before 1st July. Once this is complete, you will receive an email from the Royal Conservatoire about your payment of the tuition fees before the deadline in July.

After your payment is complete, or after you have submitted a warrant, you are officially registered as a student at the Royal Conservatoire.
More information on the fees and about payment methods.

We wish you best of luck with your auditions.

Overseas students who are admitted to the programme they applied for might need to apply for a visa. You might also need to make numerous other arrangements before you come to the Netherlands or when you arrive here. Please check the website for international students coming to the Netherlands for all procedures, contact info and help.