Welcome to the registration procedure for your course at the Royal Conservatoire. Every step of the registration procedure 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 go to Studielink you will leave our website. 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.

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

Attention: The deadline for uploading documents via Osiris Aanmeld is no later than 28 February 2019.

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.

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

  1. Recordings (see below)
  2. Motivation form (see below)
  3. Master plan (see below)
  4. Curriculum vitae

Make a recording on video for the pre-selection procedure. We would like you to perform and record a number of works of your own choice. The total length of the recording should not exceed 20 minutes.

One of the works could be a work in which you sing in a small ensemble (max. 8 zangers).

Check the entry requirements on the programme page of your choice to get an idea of the level/works we're looking for.

Put the recordings on YouTube / Vimeo. Create a Word/PDF document with a list of the repertoire and all the activated links. You will upload the Word/PDF document at the appropriate question in Osiris Online Application later in the process.

Download the PDF to answer the questions in the form. Upload the motivation form to Osiris Online Application. 

Motivation form

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.

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 Tuesday 5 March 2019 whether you will be invited for an entrance exam.

In 2021, all entrance exams will be held online.

Please note that the Classical Department has no pre-selection. You will be judged upon the recordings you sent in before 1 March.

If your application was successful, you will be contacted through e-mail before April 1st and you will be invited for an online meeting.

The entrance exam for most of our Bachelor Programmes consist of a theoretical and a practical part. You will be invited for the online theoretical test which will take place in April.

The entrance exam for most of our Master Programmes consists of a practical exam and an oral discussion of your Master Project or Master Study Plan.

In order to qualify for an admission at the Royal Conservatoire, you have to pass all parts of your entrance exam. The entry requirements of your Main Subject can be found on the programme page of the programme you have chosen. Find all programmes here: https://www.koncon.nl/en/programmes

For more information regarding the dates and specifications of the entrance exams, please also check: koncon.nl/entrance-exams.

A couple of weeks after the entrance exam, we will send you your results. There are three categories: ‘Rejected’, ‘Eligible’ and ‘Accepted.

Eligible’ means that your level is sufficiently high to be admitted to the Royal Conservatoire, but that it is not yet certain whether we can actually offer you a spot due to a limited amount of spots in each programme.

Only candidates that have been ‘Accepted’ to the Royal Conservatoire have a guaranteed spot in the programme of their choice.

Candidates who fulfilled all the requirements and obligations of the admission procedure can begin their studies in September of the following academic year.

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 before 1 September.

If 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.

More information on the fees and payment.

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.