The Royal Conservatoire is a highly internationally-oriented institute, that offers its students the chance to study with renowned musicians from around the world and to connect to its many international networks and projects.

The internationalization is part of the DNA of the Royal Conservatoire and is present not only by means of the many nationalities of students and staff from 0ver 55 countries, but also through the attention devoted to intercultural communication, international market demands and developments, and the international policies in place, which focus on three main aspects:

  • Adherence to and use of International Qualification Frameworks - The Royal Conservatoire makes use of the AEC Learning Outcomes assessment framework to ensure all curricula are informed by internationally agreed descriptors of Bachelor and Master levels. This will facilitate international recognition and comparability of studies.
  • An International Learning Environment - we have a close-knit international community of students and staff. Our student population is made of almost 60% international students, and we strive to promote and support their experiences abroad as well, e.g. through international exchanges at partner conservatoires, primarily in the ConNext Network of conservatoires all over the world. But a truly international learning environment is more than that. We have many international teachers on our teaching faculty who bring an international dimension to teaching. We work together with institutions all over Europe to develop and implement joint European programmes (e.g. ECMAster) and joint European modules with the aim to have a truly international scope of our education. We invite International examiners to tell us whether our artistic and academic standards measure up against international standards. Through all these activities we can claim to have a truly international learning environment.
  • International comparison and review is achieved through the close connection we have with international peers. In addition to the International Examiners, we invite international Critical Friends to tell us their opinion about the work being done in our departments. We are part of the International Benchmarking Exercise (IBE) with a group of internationally oriented conservatoires all over the world that compare information and data on their performance. All of our programmes are reviewed and accredited on the basis of the internationally recognised standards of MusiQuE – Music Quality Enhancement, an international organisation for the evaluation and accreditation of higher music education institutions.

The Royal Conservatoire The Hague prides itself for a leading position in terms of international policy in The Netherlands, one which is devoted to improving the quality of teaching and research, and to the enrichment of the educational community.

Relevant Documents:

International Strategy of the University of the Arts The Hague

Erasmus Charter for Higher Education 2014-2020

International Student Code of Conduct

Internationalisation at the Royal Conservatoire – Status Report 2016