Erasmus & Exchanges

Conservatorium Maastricht participates in the Erasmus exchange programme. The aim of this programme is to stimulate exchanges between students in EU countries as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Turkey. Millions of students have already taken advantage of the Erasmus programme. You may be next! Participants get the opportunity to study or do a work placement abroad for a period of three months, which is officially recognised, so you will be awarded credits. We feel this is a chance you should grab with both hands.

How does it work?

If you are not enrolled with us, but at another conservatoire, and you want to come and study here, this is possible if your institution has an agreement with Conservatorium Maastricht. If that is not the case, please contact Jane Smeele by mail at the International Office. The Erasmus code for Conservatorium Maastricht is: NL HEERLEN 14. In order to be admitted, you need official documents (ask for information at your conservatoire) and you need to audition with us.

The audition can be done live or with a recording. The relevant section - you can request an audition for all main subjects - will decide whether you are admitted to Conservatorium Maastricht. Unfortunately, we cannot take any more Erasmus students this year. If you wish to apply for the academic year 2017-2018, you can do so.

Application procedure
Incoming exchange students have to submit an online application throught Osiris (study information system)

Click here for exchange conservatory
Click here for the manual

DEADLINE for application: 21 April 2017

Practical information


Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, which Conservatorium Maastricht is part of, has a limited number of rooms for foreign students. E-mail the Housing department of the International Office or look at

Learning Dutch

You can take an intensive Dutch course, prior to your Erasmus exchange.

On (only accessible with a Zuyd University login) you will find all kinds of practical information about studying abroad.

Study abroad

If you are planning to study abroad, please make sure you have good international insurance cover for medical costs, travel and stay:


The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) is a European cultural and educational network which provides advice to conservatoires. You will find more information about their activities, members, projects and publications on


Nuffic is the main Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. To visit their website, go to