Have you decided to apply to Conservatorium Maastricht? We applaud your choice. You have chosen a first-rate programme in an internationally oriented environment with plenty of opportunities to perform, the best teaching staff, a personal approach and the company of other motivated and talented students. The application process consists of an entrance examination/audition, as well as a number of practical steps you need to take. Please read the following information carefully and make a well-considered decision.
Click here for the Classical entrance exams overview. After your registration at Studielink, you will receive an e-mail with further details per main-subject.
Click here for the Jazz entrance exams overview. After your registration at Studielink, you will receive an e-mail with further details per main-subject.
Click here for an admission requirements overview
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In principle you always need to take an entrance examination when applying to Conservatorium Maastricht. Of course you may already have certain diplomas, certificates or exemptions from other music programmes that potentially entitle you to exemptions. The Examination Board will be happy to take these into consideration. If you have already completed a degree in music abroad, you can check in advance with Nuffic to what extent your diploma is recognised here. For more information or consultation, you can also contact Josien Mennen or download one of the forms below, complete it and send it to the person stated on the form.
Having Maastricht University and Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in the same city makes it tempting to take up a second degree course or even a second main subject. We understand that all too well. We ask you to think carefully before doing this, however.
In practice it can be difficult to schedule all the different classes, so you miss quite a lot, and we know from experience that the workload is usually so high that one of your courses will suffer. It would be a shame if that happened. The workload of the degree programmes at Conservatorium Maastricht is at least 40 hours a week. In addition to our lessons, you need to spend time studying, working on projects with other students and performing, for example. These things are really important for the development of your musical talent.
If you still want to do a second degree or main subject, you will have to discuss this with us before the start of the academic year. In this case, please contact the Head of your department. The Jazz department is led by Sigrid Paans. Susanne van Els is in charge of the Classical Music department, and the Music in Education department is headed by Marc Rutten.
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Bachelor of Music Classical or Jazz
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Bachelor of Music in Education
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Master of Music Classical or Jazz
Apply for: Master of Music Classical or Jazz
Master of Education in Arts
Apply for: Master of Education in Arts
Music in Education Intensive (two-year programme)
Apply for: Music in Education Intensive
Apply for: Short courses
Junior Conservatorium Maastricht
Apply for: Junior Conservatorium Maastricht
European Opera Academy
Apply for: European Opera Academy