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 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.

The Deadline for uploading all mandatory materials is no later than 28 February 2019

Here a list of all mandatory documents:

- Recordings (see below)

- Motivation form (see below)

- Masterplan (see below)

- English language test (see below)

- Curriculum vitae

You have to provide a portfolio with 4 different works (music recordings, music productions, sound reinforcement designs, audio-visual productions, etc.), including audio / video files and written documentation on each work. The works should show both musical and technological versatility and preferably have a clear connection to your Master Plan. If available and applicable, you may include the work on which you graduated for your bachelor program (thesis,paper).

The written documentation shall be maximum 1 A4 per work and shall include:

  • Hyperlink to the uploaded material in your portfolio
  • Title
  • Composer(s)
  • Performer(s)
  • Line up
  • Motivation for the choice of the particular work
  • Description of the creation of the work
  • Motivation for artistic choices taken when creating the work
  • Motivation for technical choices taken when creating the work

Sound files shall be in stereo or surround format and have, in order of preference: no data compression, lossless data compression, 256 kbit/s (or better) mp3, or similar.

Sound files and video files should be uploaded to a platform that is generally and constantly accessible, without download time limits (iCloud, Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo). Proper and working hyperlinks to the uploaded work should be made available in your documentation.

Please fill in this pdf form and upload it to Osiris: Link

You are required to write a realistic Master Project Plan. Please refer to the guidelines document.

Master Project Plan Guidelines for Classical Music, Early Music, Jazz, Vocal (excl Ensemble Singing), Conducting (excl NMO), New Audiences and Innovative Practice (NAIP)

You can also find these guidelines in the Entry Requirements section of the individual programme page.

Admissions week is in April (click here 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.

Update 24 April 2020 - online language test

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, most language test centers have closed their doors and scheduled tests have been canceled. Therefore, ETS is offering a TOEFL IBT Special Home Edition test, which is available worldwide, with the exception of mainland China and Iran. The test is available until at least 30 June 2020.

The scores are valid for two years and have to be valid on 1 September 2021.

Certificates from the Institutional TOEFL test, the TOEFL-ITP test, or other language proficiency tests will not be accepted.

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 (see step English proficiency) is 1 September.

When you are admitted you will receive information via e-mail and Studielink about payment of tuition fees.

Only when you have fulfilled all registration requirements will you be enrolled as a student. So make sure that you have submitted all requested documents before 1 September 2021.

More information on the fees and payment.

We wish you a lot of success with your application.