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The bachelor programme Music is only accessible if you meet the diploma and language requirements and when you pass the artistic entrance exam. Follow the steps as described underneath.

STEP 1. Check the diploma and language requirements

  • Diploma requirements

    For enrolment in the academic bachelor programme in Music, the prospective student must hold one of the following degrees:

    For Belgium

    • A diploma of higher secondary education or equivalent awarded by the Flemish Government or a degree or certificate that is being acknowledged as equal by law, European guidelines or any other international agreement.

    For The Netherlands

    • A VWO diploma
    • An HBO propaedeutic certificate

    For other countries within the European Union

    • A diploma that gives access tot university studies in your country of origin. This can be any study certificate recognized as equivalent pursuant to any legal norm, European guideline or any other international agreement. A non-exhaustive list of eligible Belgian and foreign study certificates can be consulted on www.ap.be/toelatingsvoorwaarden.

    For countries outside of the European Union

    If you have obtained a diploma or certificate in a country outside the European Union, the admissions committee may give you permission to enrol for a bachelor programme if your diploma gives access to a bachelor’s programme in that country, comparable to a Flemish bachelor programme. Therefore, you need to apply.

    The application must contain the following documents:
    •    a completed application form
    •    a certified copy of the diploma
    •    a certified Dutch translation issued by a sworn translator, unless the original is in English, French, or German
    •    a declaration from the embassy or consulate of your country stating that with this diploma, you are admitted to a bachelor programme in the country where you obtained the diploma, unless the diploma itself contains such declaration

    You need to send these documents to enrolment@ap.be.

    For specific questions about the admission requirements or your diploma, please contact the Student Center via enrolment@ap.be.

  • Language requirements

    For the bachelor, master and postgraduate programmes Music there are no official language requirements.

    Students are advised a B2 Dutch or English proficiency level for an effective day-to-day communication and high quality written assignments.

    The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp does not organise language courses. Students are free to take courses at a language institute of their own choice.  

    More info:
    taalpunt@ap.be
    petra.vangeel@ap.be

    For the master of arts & education in Music and performing arts a Dutch language proficiency level B2 is mandatory.

 

STEP 2. Register for the artistic entrance examination

 

STEP 3 till 7. After the artistic entrance examination

Additional information

  • Tuition fees and course related fees

    You can find the Regulations tuition fees, study costs and various expenses on the general regulations page of the AP website. In the Excel file underneath you can easily calculate the total amount you need to pay.

    In September or October you’ll receive an invoice for the tuition fee and course related fees based on your signed study contract. The invoice will be sent to your AP-mail.

    Tuition fees 2023-2024

    Students who are nationals of a member state of the European Economic Area (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden) for a diploma or credit contract: tuition fee fixed part: 282,10 euro  + 13,50 euro / ECTS + 60 euro course related fee.

    Students who are nationals of other countries: tuition fee fixed part: 886,40 euro + 121,00 euro / ECTS + 60 euro course related fee.


    The tuition fee for foreign students does not apply for nationals of those other countries in certain specific circumstances as described in the regulations. Swiss nationals are part of the European Free Trade Association and can obtain an E card and pay the same tuition fees as EEA citizens. Students with British nationality enrolled in 2020-21 will continue to be subject to the normal tuition fee for the completion of the started study.

    Example:
    A student from inside the EER enrolling for 60 ECTS within a diploma contract pays 1.152,10 euro tuition fee.
    A student from outside the EER enrolling for 60 ECTS within a diploma contract pays 8.206,40 euro tuition fee.

    Course related fees 2023-2024

    All Bachelor and Master students who register for 27 ECTS or more, pay 60 euro. Students with less than 27 ECTS pay 30 euro.

    Extra costs are also charged for attending performances and concerts. Because of the uncertainty whether certain performances will take place, these extra costs will be invoiced separately in May 2024 on the basis of actual expenses.

    • Students who register for the course History of music 1 and 2, History of music (jazz) 1 and 2, Art criticism and Art criticism (Media, writing and performance art) pay a maximum of 50 euro extra;
    • Students who register for the Bachelor in Dance pay a maximum of 80 euro extra.
    • Please take into account that extra costs, such as travel or living arrangements are at your own dispense. 
  • Learning account

    The learning account is applicable to each student who enrols in a University College or University in Flanders. With this tool the Government aims to encourage you to make the right study choice and monitor your study progress.

    Principle
    Every student starting higher education in Flanders receives a learning account of 140 study credits. Study credits are deducted from your learning account for each course you enrol for. If you pass your exam you earn back your credits. If you fail for your exam, the study credits are irrevocably deducted from your learning account. If you don't have any credits left in your learning account you can no longer continue your studies.

    You can check the balance of your learning account on https://studentenportaal.vlaanderen.be/ (website in Dutch only).

    Example
    If you enrol for a course of 6 study credits, then those 6 study credits will be deducted form your learning account. If you pass your exam with at least 10/20 then those 6 credits will be added again to your learning acount. If you fail, the 6 credits will be irrevocably deducted.

    Bonus
    The first 60 credits you obtain under diploma contract in higher education in Flanders are doubled. Those 60 credits don't need to be earned in one academic year, one study programme or one institution.

    For whom?
    The learning account applies to any student who enrols with a diploma contract or credit contract for a bachelor or master programme. It does not apply to students who enrol for a teaching qualification programme, for a bridging or preparatory programme or for a postgraduate programme. Also enrolments with an exam contract are not taken into account.

    Goal
    The learning account aims to encourage you as a student to make the right study choice and to encourage you to change your study programme in time.

    Made the wrong choice?
    Is your study not running so smoothly as you expected or do your realise that you made the wrong choice? Then you should make an appointment with your student counselor. You can withdraw or choose a new programme. This way you do not unnecessarily lose credits from your learning account. The quicker you decide, the more chance you have to gain back your credits.

    Already obtained a master's degree?
    ­The balance of your learning account is reduced by 140 credits when you obtain a diploma for a master programme. If this results in a positive balance, you can use the remaining credits to enrol in an initial bachelor or master programme. If the balance of your learning account is less than 60 credits, you can build it up again to a maximum of 60. Ten credits are added to your learning account every academic year after you obtained your master diploma.

    More information about the learning account can be found in the Education and Examination Regulations under article 8.1 and on http://onderwijs.vlaanderen.be/leerkrediet (Dutch website only).

     

  • Financial support

    For general information about international scholarships, please check http://www.studyinflanders.be/en/scholarship-programmes/ and https://www.studentsonthemove.be/en/.

    In order to receive a scholarship from the Flemish Community, you must fulfill multiple conditions. If you are temporarily staying in Belgium because of your studies, national conditions will be an obstacle and you might not be eligible to request this scholarship. If you do not meet the requirements, you will have to fund your studies yourself and (if possible) apply for financial assistance and/or study aid in your home country. For more information about the scholarship of the Flemish Community, please check https://centenvoorstudenten.be/english/scholarship-flemish-community/.

    Students from outside the European Economic Area are not eligible for financial aid from the AP University College. It is not possible to pay the tuition fee in instalments.

    Looking for an accommodation? What about the rental agreement? And the prices? Do you need insurance? Visa? Learn all about it on the practical information page of AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp:

    https://www.ap.be/en/international/practical-information

    For incoming master's students from abroad, there is also the Mastermind scholarship (read the requirements carefully). 

    The Conservatoire also offers some internal scholarships (between 1,500 and 3,000 euros per selected student) to regular students of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp: the Soroptimist scholarship, the Orange scholarship and the Bolster scholarship. Every year an internal call is made for these. 

    There are also external support initiatives such as:

    This is just a sample of what support is offered by externals. KCA staff regularly posts opportunities for support for projects, workshops, competitions and residencies on the student platforms Intranet and DigitAP.

  • Students with specific needs

    If you have specific needs you can request facilitating measures.

    You can request these if you:

    • have a (learning) disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, adhd, a motor, visual or aural disability,…);
    • suffer from a medical or psychological problem;
    • combine top sport / work / family with studying.

    The studentcounselor Petra Vangeel (petra.vangeel@ap.be) will assist you in applying for facilitating measures to meet your individual needs.

  • Regulations and year calendar

    You can find the Education and Examination Regulations, ICT Regulations and Library Regulations on the general regulations page of the AP website. You can also find the specific year calendar of the Conservatoire on this page.  

The master programme Music is only accessible if you meet the diploma and language requirements and when you pass the artistic entrance exam. Follow the steps as described underneath.

STEP 1. Check the diploma and language requirements

  • Diploma requirements

    Following diplomas grant admission to the master programme Music

    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music, main subject Instrumental/Vocal Studies grants admission to the master in Music, main subject Instrumental/Vocal Studies with a corresponding instrument, or to the integrated Educational master in Music & Performing Arts, main subject Music – option Instrumental/Vocal Studies with a corresponding instrument;
    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music, main subject Instrumental/Vocal Studies or Composition grants admission to the master in Music, main subject Conducting. The integrated Educational master in Music & Performing Arts, main subject Conducting is accessible only with a bachelor's diploma in Conducting or a master's diploma in Music, main subject Instrumental/Vocal Studies or main subject Composition;
    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music, main subject Composition or main subject Music Theory/Composition - option Composition grants direct admission to the master in Music, main subject Composition, or the integrated Educational master in Music & Performing Arts, main subject Music – option Composition;
    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music, main subject Jazz or Jazz/Popular Music grants direct admission to the master in Music, main subject Jazz or to the Educational master in Music & Performing Arts, main subject Music - option Jazz.

    Following diplomas grant admission to the master programme Music with additional requirements:

    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music with a specific main subject grants admission to the master in Music with a different main subject from that mentioned above (with respect to direct admission) and to the integrated Educational master in Music & Performing Arts with an option that differs from the main subject of the bachelor’s diploma, after screening of the competencies needed to begin the programme, based on the following criteria: study load, credits, learning content and end competencies of the bachelor programme concerned and on the condition that the student follows an individual preparatory programme;
    • a diploma of the first or second grade of higher art education with complete curriculum, or a professional bachelor diploma Music, on condition that the student follows a bridging programme.

    For specific questions about the admission requirements or your diploma, please contact the student center through the e-mail enrolment@ap.be.

  • Language requirements

    For the bachelor, master and postgraduate programmes Music there are no official language requirements.

    Students are advised a B2 Dutch or English proficiency level for an effective day-to-day communication and high quality written assignments.

    The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp does not organise language courses. Students are free to take courses at a language institute of their own choice.  

    More info:
    taalpunt@ap.be
    petra.vangeel@ap.be

    For the master of arts & education in Music and performing arts a Dutch language proficiency level B2 is mandatory.

 

STEP 2. Register for the artistic entrance examination

 

STEP 3 till 7. After the artistic entrance examination

Additional information

  • Tuition fees and course related fees

    You can find the Regulations tuition fees, study costs and various expenses on the general regulations page of the AP website. In the Excel file underneath you can easily calculate the total amount you need to pay.

    In September or October you’ll receive an invoice for the tuition fee and course related fees based on your signed study contract. The invoice will be sent to your AP-mail.

    Tuition fees 2023-2024

    Students who are nationals of a member state of the European Economic Area (Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Romania, Spain, Czech Republic, Sweden) for a diploma or credit contract: tuition fee fixed part: 282,10 euro  + 13,50 euro / ECTS + 60 euro course related fee.

    Students who are nationals of other countries: tuition fee fixed part: 886,40 euro + 121,00 euro / ECTS + 60 euro course related fee.


    The tuition fee for foreign students does not apply for nationals of those other countries in certain specific circumstances as described in the regulations. Swiss nationals are part of the European Free Trade Association and can obtain an E card and pay the same tuition fees as EEA citizens. Students with British nationality enrolled in 2020-21 will continue to be subject to the normal tuition fee for the completion of the started study.

    Example:
    A student from inside the EER enrolling for 60 ECTS within a diploma contract pays 1.152,10 euro tuition fee.
    A student from outside the EER enrolling for 60 ECTS within a diploma contract pays 8.206,40 euro tuition fee.

    Course related fees 2023-2024

    All Bachelor and Master students who register for 27 ECTS or more, pay 60 euro. Students with less than 27 ECTS pay 30 euro.

    Extra costs are also charged for attending performances and concerts. Because of the uncertainty whether certain performances will take place, these extra costs will be invoiced separately in May 2024 on the basis of actual expenses.

    • Students who register for the course History of music 1 and 2, History of music (jazz) 1 and 2, Art criticism and Art criticism (Media, writing and performance art) pay a maximum of 50 euro extra;
    • Students who register for the Bachelor in Dance pay a maximum of 80 euro extra.
    • Please take into account that extra costs, such as travel or living arrangements are at your own dispense. 
  • Learning account

    The learning account is applicable to each student who enrols in a University College or University in Flanders. With this tool the Government aims to encourage you to make the right study choice and monitor your study progress.

    Principle
    Every student starting higher education in Flanders receives a learning account of 140 study credits. Study credits are deducted from your learning account for each course you enrol for. If you pass your exam you earn back your credits. If you fail for your exam, the study credits are irrevocably deducted from your learning account. If you don't have any credits left in your learning account you can no longer continue your studies.

    You can check the balance of your learning account on https://studentenportaal.vlaanderen.be/ (website in Dutch only).

    Example
    If you enrol for a course of 6 study credits, then those 6 study credits will be deducted form your learning account. If you pass your exam with at least 10/20 then those 6 credits will be added again to your learning acount. If you fail, the 6 credits will be irrevocably deducted.

    Bonus
    The first 60 credits you obtain under diploma contract in higher education in Flanders are doubled. Those 60 credits don't need to be earned in one academic year, one study programme or one institution.

    For whom?
    The learning account applies to any student who enrols with a diploma contract or credit contract for a bachelor or master programme. It does not apply to students who enrol for a teaching qualification programme, for a bridging or preparatory programme or for a postgraduate programme. Also enrolments with an exam contract are not taken into account.

    Goal
    The learning account aims to encourage you as a student to make the right study choice and to encourage you to change your study programme in time.

    Made the wrong choice?
    Is your study not running so smoothly as you expected or do your realise that you made the wrong choice? Then you should make an appointment with your student counselor. You can withdraw or choose a new programme. This way you do not unnecessarily lose credits from your learning account. The quicker you decide, the more chance you have to gain back your credits.

    Already obtained a master's degree?
    ­The balance of your learning account is reduced by 140 credits when you obtain a diploma for a master programme. If this results in a positive balance, you can use the remaining credits to enrol in an initial bachelor or master programme. If the balance of your learning account is less than 60 credits, you can build it up again to a maximum of 60. Ten credits are added to your learning account every academic year after you obtained your master diploma.

    More information about the learning account can be found in the Education and Examination Regulations under article 8.1 and on http://onderwijs.vlaanderen.be/leerkrediet (Dutch website only).

     

  • Financial support

    For general information about international scholarships, please check http://www.studyinflanders.be/en/scholarship-programmes/ and https://www.studentsonthemove.be/en/.

    In order to receive a scholarship from the Flemish Community, you must fulfill multiple conditions. If you are temporarily staying in Belgium because of your studies, national conditions will be an obstacle and you might not be eligible to request this scholarship. If you do not meet the requirements, you will have to fund your studies yourself and (if possible) apply for financial assistance and/or study aid in your home country. For more information about the scholarship of the Flemish Community, please check https://centenvoorstudenten.be/english/scholarship-flemish-community/.

    Students from outside the European Economic Area are not eligible for financial aid from the AP University College. It is not possible to pay the tuition fee in instalments.

    Looking for an accommodation? What about the rental agreement? And the prices? Do you need insurance? Visa? Learn all about it on the practical information page of AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp:

    https://www.ap.be/en/international/practical-information

    For incoming master's students from abroad, there is also the Mastermind scholarship (read the requirements carefully). 

    The Conservatoire also offers some internal scholarships (between 1,500 and 3,000 euros per selected student) to regular students of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp: the Soroptimist scholarship, the Orange scholarship and the Bolster scholarship. Every year an internal call is made for these. 

    There are also external support initiatives such as:

    This is just a sample of what support is offered by externals. KCA staff regularly posts opportunities for support for projects, workshops, competitions and residencies on the student platforms Intranet and DigitAP.

  • Students with specific needs

    If you have specific needs you can request facilitating measures.

    You can request these if you:

    • have a (learning) disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, adhd, a motor, visual or aural disability,…);
    • suffer from a medical or psychological problem;
    • combine top sport / work / family with studying.

    The studentcounselor Petra Vangeel (petra.vangeel@ap.be) will assist you in applying for facilitating measures to meet your individual needs.

  • Regulations and year calendar

    You can find the Education and Examination Regulations, ICT Regulations and Library Regulations on the general regulations page of the AP website. You can also find the specific year calendar of the Conservatoire on this page.  

The postgraduate programmes Music are only accessible if you meet the diploma and language requirements and when you pass the artistic entrance exam. Follow the steps as described underneath.

STEP 1. Check the diploma and language requirements

  • Diploma requirements
    You hold a bachelor's diploma in Music or master’s diploma in Music or equivalent. For the postgraduate study in Music – conducting children and youth choirs, any bachelor’s diploma suffice.
  • Language requirements

    For the bachelor, master and postgraduate programmes Music there are no official language requirements.

    Students are advised a B2 Dutch or English proficiency level for an effective day-to-day communication and high quality written assignments.

    The Royal Conservatoire Antwerp does not organise language courses. Students are free to take courses at a language institute of their own choice.  

    More info:
    taalpunt@ap.be
    petra.vangeel@ap.be

    For the master of arts & education in Music and performing arts a Dutch language proficiency level B2 is mandatory.

 

STEP 2. Register for the artistic entrance examination

The dates and information about the artistic entrance exams postgraduates in Music can be found underneath the different sections

Classical Music:

Jazz Music:

  • Jazz: bass guitar, double bass, drums, flute, guitar, clarinet, piano, saxophone, trumpet, violin, voice (other instruments possible on request).

 

STEP 3 till 7. After the artistic entrance examination

Additional information

  • Tuition fees postgraduates

    In September or October you’ll receive an invoice for the tuition fee and course related fees based on your signed study contract. The invoice will be sent to your AP-mail. It is not possible to get a scholarship or financial assistance from the Social Service for a postgraduate programme. It is not possible to pay the tuition fee by instalments.

    Tuition fees 2023-2024

    Postgraduates 60 credits

    • Postgraduate Music - Chamber music
    • Postgraduate Music - Composition
    • Postgraduate Music - Concert soloist: instrument
    • Postgraduate Music - Concert soloist: vocal
    • Postgraduate Music - Orchestral instrument
    • Postgraduate Music - Jazz

    Registration for 30 to 60 credits fixed amount: 4 200 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 700 euro
    Registration for additional credits: 70 euro per credit

    Postgraduates partial programmes 30 credits

    • Postgraduate Music - Suzuki Teaching Method Violin ESA 1-2 (two year programme)
    • Postgraduate Music - Suzuki Teaching Method Violin ESA 4-5 (two year programme)
    • Postgraduate Sound Cradle (two year programme)

    Registration for 30 credits (one year): 2 100 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 700 euro
    Registration for additional credits within the same programme: 70 euro per credit

    Postgraduate 30 credits

    • Postgraduate Drama as a teaching tool

    Registration for 30 credits: 2 10 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 700 euro
    Registration for additional credits within the same programme: 70 euro per credit

  • Financial support

    For general information about international scholarships, please check http://www.studyinflanders.be/en/scholarship-programmes/ and https://www.studentsonthemove.be/en/.

    In order to receive a scholarship from the Flemish Community, you must fulfill multiple conditions. If you are temporarily staying in Belgium because of your studies, national conditions will be an obstacle and you might not be eligible to request this scholarship. If you do not meet the requirements, you will have to fund your studies yourself and (if possible) apply for financial assistance and/or study aid in your home country. For more information about the scholarship of the Flemish Community, please check https://centenvoorstudenten.be/english/scholarship-flemish-community/.

    Students from outside the European Economic Area are not eligible for financial aid from the AP University College. It is not possible to pay the tuition fee in instalments.

    Looking for an accommodation? What about the rental agreement? And the prices? Do you need insurance? Visa? Learn all about it on the practical information page of AP University of Applied Sciences and Arts Antwerp:

    https://www.ap.be/en/international/practical-information

    For incoming master's students from abroad, there is also the Mastermind scholarship (read the requirements carefully). 

    The Conservatoire also offers some internal scholarships (between 1,500 and 3,000 euros per selected student) to regular students of the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp: the Soroptimist scholarship, the Orange scholarship and the Bolster scholarship. Every year an internal call is made for these. 

    There are also external support initiatives such as:

    This is just a sample of what support is offered by externals. KCA staff regularly posts opportunities for support for projects, workshops, competitions and residencies on the student platforms Intranet and DigitAP.

  • Students with specific needs

    If you have specific needs you can request facilitating measures.

    You can request these if you:

    • have a (learning) disability (dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorder, adhd, a motor, visual or aural disability,…);
    • suffer from a medical or psychological problem;
    • combine top sport / work / family with studying.

    The studentcounselor Petra Vangeel (petra.vangeel@ap.be) will assist you in applying for facilitating measures to meet your individual needs.

  • Regulations and year calendar

    You can find the Education and Examination Regulations, ICT Regulations and Library Regulations on the general regulations page of the AP website. You can also find the specific year calendar of the Conservatoire on this page.  

The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp warmly welcomes (Erasmus) exchange students to its Music programme. We offer a dynamic and internationally oriented environment that allows you to have a high level, artistic and interpersonal experience.

Here below we provide you with all the information necessary to realise your (Erasmus) exchange. If you encounter any difficulties during your application please contact international.kca@ap.be.

Application procedure

1 If you are interested in spending a study period at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, you are required to first contact the international coordinator in your home institution. You might also first need permission from your teacher(s) or coördinators in your home institution.

2 Please feel free to contact our teachers and cordinators (for jazz contact Els Smedts) in order to introduce yourself and to better prepare your application. You can reach them by mail which is always firstname.lastname@ap.be. You find their contact details also in the dedicated pages on our website.

3 You need to collect the following materials:

  • Letter of Motivation - please mention which year you wish to enter (Bachelor 1,2,3 or Master 1,2)
  • Letter of recommendation by your main teacher or coordinator
  • CV or biography
  • Transcript of records (official document of your home institution stating your obtained results so far)
  • Media file(s): active web link(s) to an online platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) where the media file(s) can be played. Composition candidates should upload scores of at least three (preferably four) of their own compositions, together with audio recordings of the works. Exchange candidates are not required to do a live audition; a recording is sufficient.

4 Apply through our online platform Mobility Online:

  • The official deadline for application for the whole academic year AND for semester one or two is 1 May. The final result of your Erasmus application will be known the latest by 1 July.
  • You can apply through the Mobility Online application system from the 15th of March till 1st of May.
  • ERASMUS CODE of the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp is B ANTWERP 62
  • In the application you can also enter the preferred study courses you want to take. You can find the relevant programmes, study subject names and ECTS on the programme page of your section on our website. You are free to select from all courses in all programmes. Please also read about how we organise our courses in the study guide for your section and check out our study guide with optional courses.
  • Please note that without uploads of the documents/items (as described above), the application cannot be considered valid.

If you need help, mail to international.kca@ap.be.

Please note that without uploads of these documents/items (as described above), the application cannot be considered valid.

Master Mind

Foreign students who want to subscribe for a Master programme in Flanders can apply for a Master Mind scholarship. All information about the procedure can be found through this link. After that we will request you to also register in EASY so we can propose your application internally.

Staying at the Conservatoire

Registration
Upon arrival, all Erasmus students need to register at the student secretariat immediately. Students staying longer than three months will also have to register as a residential at the city public services. It is our student secretariat that will initiate this registration.

To facilitate this, students should bring:

  • Confirmation of your status as an Erasmus student (document from your home institution;
  • Valid travel documents for students from EU member states: valid identity card;
  • Valid travel documents for students from outside the EU: Passport and Residence permit or visa (Visum 'type D' or a student visa: you have to apply for those at the Belgian embassy or consulate in your home country before leaving for Belgium. It is possible that this application takes several months to be processed. It is therefore advised that you start the visa application procedure well in advance.)
  • Health insurance proof.

After registration, students will be issued a student card of the Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen. The student card is needed to prove one's student status, e.g. to borrow a book at the library.

Fees
Exchange students are not required to pay any tuition fees.

Student housing
Exchange students are asked to organise their own housing. The Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp does not have a dorm and we do not provide personal assistance.
Certified student housing is advertised on a well functioning website:
www.studentkotweb.be
The AP University College has a very limited number of student rooms available at the city center. Please contact the AP student services for these: +32 3 220 54 00.

Student jobs
Student jobs can be found on:
www.studentjobweb.be

Music courses

To give future students the opportunity to prepare for their entrance exam and to offer extra tutoring to present students, we organize music courses during the Easter and summer holiday. We also developed specific partnership projects with preparatory music schools: 

 We organize a music course in April and one in August. For 5 days we offer up to 40 young talented musicians lessons and coaching by our professors. Some use this opportunity to prepare for their (entrance) exam. You can find all the information in the calendar by clicking through to the months of April (Easter course) and August (summer course).

Young talents

Young, promising musicians who did not yet obtain their secondary degree but have reached the acquired musical level, are given the opportunity to enrol in the bachelor programme, through a special enrolment procedure with exceptional admission requirements. Meanwhile, they can finish their secondary school.

Young Conservatoire

This is a collaboration between the Conservatoire, déKunsthumaniora Antwerpen and a selection of music academies (DKO). We offer promising musicians from the age of 15 till 18 a unique preparatory and complementary programme to their regular DKO lessons with: Chamber music, Ensemble and Music theory. They are also allowed to participate in masterclasses, lecture recitals and workshops by international experts and by our professors for instrument, voice and improvisation. 

Get to know us

Book an introductory lesson: as a candidate student in Classical Music you can meet the various main subject teachers, in light of participating in the entrance exam. You can attend some lessons of Conservatoire students, play for a teacher or, if necessary, make an appointment for an introductory lesson. To request an introductory lesson, please send an e-mail to the section coordinator of your choice:

Join us for one of the many concerts and shows by our students. Please check our online calendar and subscribe to our newsletter. Please visit our Facebook page.

Visit us during the INFODAY. Every year we organise a big event with open classes, workshops, concerts, info sessions etc. to inform future students and for people curious about our Conservatoire! Keep an eye on our Calendar.

 

Infomails

Would you like to be kept updated on the dates of info moments, entrance examinations and news about the programme? Then register here for the infomail.