Welcome to the admission procedure for your course at the Royal Conservatoire.

To avoid international travels and physical meetings all entrance exams will take place online. As soon as we have more information for the application process in 2021, we will publish it on koncon.nl/entrance-exams

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 click on Studielink you will leave our website. After applying 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.

Don't forget to check the general admission requirements, these are applicable to all admissions. For more information regarding your programme please click here. All information regarding the entrance exams will be published on koncon.nl/entrance-exams.

The deadline for uploading documents via Osiris Apply is before March 1st.

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

  • photocopies/scans of your diploma(s) and lists of grade and/or our most recent report (these can be uploaded to Osiris until 1 July)
  • a photocopy/scan of your passport/ID
  • a (scan of a) recent photo
  • CV (not mandatory)
  • Recording (see below)
  • Master plan (see below)
  • Print out the motivation form and fill it in (see below)

Upload or send a DVD or other material documenting your musical ability (this does not apply for students who recently obtained their Bachelor’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire with a grade of 8 or higher). The Royal Conservatoire will retain custody of all materials that are submitted.

The following applies for all recordings that are being submitted:
Create a Word document with a list of all the links to the recordings and videos. If you have your own YouTube or Vimeo account (or a SoundCloud account in the case of audio) or an account with another a similar online platform, we would prefer if 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, later in the process. 

Answer the questions in the motivation form and upload the document in Osiris Apply.

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.

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. This is decided on a case by case basis and is not automatically valid for all courses. Please ask your department for further information.) 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 2021 whether you will be invited for an entrance exam.

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

In 2021, all entrance exams will be held online.

We will make a selection of all applications we receive. If your application was successful, the Student Administration will contact you through e-mail before April 1st and you will be invited for the entrance exam.

The entrance exam for most of our Bachelor Programmes consist of a theoretical and a practical part.

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.