If you meet the diploma and language requirements and passed the artistic entrance exam you fulfilled the first two steps in our enrolment procedure. You still need to take the following steps.
STEP 3. Confirm your arrival
You need to send a copy of the following documents to email@example.com or bring them as soon as possible to the student office.
- ID card (or passport for foreign students);
- D-visum (for via-obliged foreign students);
- APS certificate (for Chinese students);
- copy of the diploma needed to enrol (see admission requirements). If the original is in a language other than English, French, German or Dutch, it must be accompanied by a legalized translation. Transcripts must include a complete description of the institutional grading system or other standards of evaluation with maximum grades and minimum marks indicated.
- document which grants you access to a university or university college (only if it isn't obvious in your diploma)
STEP 4. Determine the content of your study programme
Individual programme and transfer of credits
For Jazz go here.
Every student receives counseling to compose an individual study programme.
- New students who already studied at another institute of higher education will have to make a comparison between the standard program at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and their previous programme(s). As a result they might be asked to subscribe for some courses of the preparatory programme.
- Students may also be interested in applying for a transfer of credits or exemption, using the credits they obtained for similar courses in previous higher education programmes.
This will result in an individual study programme.
If you want to apply for an individual programme or exemptions you need to follow the next steps:
1. Follow the procedure in the guide:
2. Select the programme comparison that applies to you:
Orchestra instrument comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
Piano-pianoforte comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
Vocal studies comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
Guitar comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
Composition comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
Accordion comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
Harpsichord comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
BA orchestra instrument-MA conducting comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
BA piano-MA conducting comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
BA voice-MA conducting comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
Piano-pianoforte-accompaniment and coaching comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
Suzuki comparison of programmes 18-19.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
List of optional courses:
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 Magda Thielemans (firstname.lastname@example.org) will assist you in applying for facilitating measures to meet your individual needs.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
STEP 5. Confirm your study programme
After you have completed your study programme in iBaMaFlex and after this has been approved, your study contract will be made available via the e-mail box in iBaMaFlex. You must confirm the study contract there. New students also have to sign it manually.
STEP 6. Pay your tuition fee
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.
Tuition fees 2018-2019
Students from the European Higher Education 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, United Kingdom, Sweden) and Switzerland for a diploma or credit contract: tuition fee fixed part: 238,30 euro + 11,40 euro / ECTS
Other countries: tuition fee fixed part: 748,00 euro + 102,20 euro / ECTS
A student from inside the EER enrolling for 60 ECTS within a diplomacontract pays 922,30 euro tuition fee.
A student from outside the EER enrolling for 60 ECTS within a diplomacontract pays 6.880,00 euro tuition fee.
Course related fees 2018-2019
All Bachelor and Master students who register for 27 ECTS or more pay 65 euro, students with less than 27 ECTS pay 31 euro.
The following category of students pay 40 euro extra for tickets for concerts and performances:
- 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);
- students who register for the Bachelor in Dance.
Before you come and study in Antwerp you can try to apply for a scholarship through this website: http://www.studyinflanders.be/en/scholarship-programmes/.
If you encounter financial problems to pay your studies and want to apply for a diminished tuition fee or a study loan you can contact the social services of AP.
You need to make an appointment via the reception of Stuvo (T +32 3 220 59 00). Do this as soon as possible after registration and don't wait until the deadline for payment of your tuition fees. Someone from the social services is also present on the art campus on specific days. Ask the student administration office for more information or check on Digitap. If you meet all the requirements, you receive a scholarship. In that case, you are also eligible for a reduction of the tuition fee. More information can be found on: www.centenvoorstudenten.be/english/
However, if you are temporarily staying in Belgium because of your studies, your nationality might be an obstacle and you will not be eligible to request a scholarship from the Flemish Community. 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 or through the possibilities on the website http://www.studyinflanders.be/en/scholarship-programmes/.
STEP 7. You are enrolled
Student card en certificates
If you have completed all the steps, you can pick up your student card at the student administration office. You can also request a registration certificate.