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 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 to register for your entrance exam and your course.

  • a photocopy/scan of your passport/ID
  • a (scan of a) recent photo
  • CV (not mandatory)
  • the motivation form (see below)
  • Recordings
    Early Music: three pieces, of which one etude;
    Jazz: standards;
    Vocal: three pieces, different languages and styles;
    Classical Music: three pieces from different periods, of which one etude;
    Composition: three audio recordings.
  • Only for Composition applicants: three of your own scores.

We would like you to perform and record a number of works of your own choice. The total length of the recording should not exceeed 20 minutes. Enclose a list of repertoire with an explanation of why you chose to perform those pieces. Select one piece from the list that you particularly want the admission committee to hear and clearly explain the reasons for your choice. 

The programme should be compiled in such a way as to optimally demonstrate your technical and musical qualities. The works in the recording should be different in style and tempo. Create a Word document with a list of all the links and the explanation of your choice of repertoire. You will upload the Word 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

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.

Go to Osiris

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.

Admissions week is in April (see the bottom of the link 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.

You can perform the same pieces as are on your recordings. For a Vocal audition, you will also have to recite a poem.

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.