Welcome to the registration procedure for your course at the Royal Conservatoire. Each step of the registration process is described and explained below and all you have to do is complete each step in the process.

Clicking on the x will reveal additional information. When you have completed the first three (or four) steps, you will leave our website and move to Studielink. You will receive an e-mail from Studielink with a link to Osiris Online Application, which is part of our Student Administration System. You will upload all the requested documents to that page.

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.

Start by collecting all the documents you will need for your entrance exam and your course.

  • photocopies/scans of your diploma(s) and grade lists and/or your most recent report.  (these can be uploaded to Osiris until 1 July)
  • a photocopy/scan of your passport/ID
  • a recent photo
  • CV (not mandatory)
  • portfolio

To be admitted to the Bachelor in Sonology you must have a diploma at HAVO or VWO level including Mathematics or an equivalent diploma from another country. You will have to be able to demonstrate your affinity with the discipline of Sonology by showing/playing examples of your compositions, sounds, programs you have written, etc.

The following applies for all recordings to be submitted:

Make a Word document containing all the links to the video recordings. If you have your own YouTube or Vimeo account (or, in the case of audio, a SoundCloud account) or an account with a similar online platform, we would prefer that you post your recordings on that platform and include the link to it in the Word document. You will upload the Word document at the appropriate question in Osiris Online Application later in the procedure.

During your entrance exam you will be interviewed by a committee and will sit a test in Mathematics and a listening test. The interview will take place in a well-equipped studio with a multi-channel sound system and a video projector. You will have an opportunity to present your own computer programs (written in MAX or SuperCollider, for example) or to give a short music presentation.

The listening test is not the same as a standard solfège test. It involves listening to examples of sounds, mainly from the practice of electroacoustic music, and answering questions about them. It is impossible to prepare for this test. 

Studielink is the online registration system for higher education in the Netherlands. When you register, you will also automatically be registered with DUO (Dienst Uitvoerend Onderwijs), the agency that arranges student financing, among other things.

  • If you are a Dutch student, log on with your DigiD. If you do not yet have one, it can be requested at www.digid.nl. It could be several days before you receive the log-in codes.
  • If you are an international student, log on with a user name and password that you will be able to create for yourself in Studielink.
  • Apply for the course of your choice (the first step in your ‘to do’ list) under Royal Academy/Royal Conservatoire The Hague. Complete each step in the screen. Detailed instructions and help with the process is available on the website of Studielink. 

To Studielink

Note: you will now leave the website of the Royal Conservatoire. You are not done with the admission process after registering with Studielink. Please read the further instructions below first.

When you arrive at the Osiris Online Application website the first thing you have to do is select a language (Dutch or English). You then log on with the log-in details that were sent to you. Note: you should immediately change your password.

You have already collected all the documents you need during step 1 so you can now upload them all at once to Osiris.

When you have logged on to Osiris Online Application, answer the questions that appear. Some questions must be answered (or a document has to be uploaded) and they are marked with an asterisk. Other documents can be uploaded after you have been admitted to a course, but they must also be uploaded before you commence your studies.
If you are unable to upload all of the requested documents immediately, we will send you an occasional reminder. 

Note: we can only arrange a date for your entrance exam when all the mandatory documents have been uploaded.

You can save your answers as you proceed. For your application for admission to become final you must not only save the questions in Osiris Online Application, but also click on ‘Send’. 

The decision on whether you will be permitted to sit the entrance exam (international candidates will sometimes be allowed to sit a NON-LIVE entrance exam) is based on the information and the answers you have entered and the documents and sound and visual recordings you have uploaded. The Student Administration Office will inform you by e-mail before 1 April 2019 whether you will be invited for an entrance exam.

Most students are admitted during the so-called ‘admissions week’ in April.

Admissions week is in April (click her for the specific dates). In the weeks after your entrance exam you will be notified by e-mail and/or in a letter whether you have been provisionally admitted to the course or have been rejected.

Notification that you have been provisionally admitted to the course means that you meet the necessary standard for admission but are not yet certain of a place (for example, because the decision depends on the number of places on the course). 

You are only certain of being able to enter the Royal Conservatoire and start studying in September of the following academic year when you are formally notified that you have been admitted.

If you are admitted, you must ensure that all the necessary documents are submitted. 
The deadline to submit the proof of your English language proficiency is 1 September.

You will receive an e-mail from the Royal Conservatoire regarding the payment of tuition fees.

When you have paid the tuition fees you will be enrolled as a student at the Royal Conservatoire. 
More information on the fees and payment.

We wish you a lot of success with your application.

Non-EU/EEA students who are admitted to the programme they applied for need an entree visa and/or residence permit. You also need to make other practical arrangements before you come to the Netherlands and when you arrive here. Please check the website for international students coming to the Netherlands for all procedures, information and contact info.