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Postgraduate Sound Cradle
Postgraduaat Sound Cradle

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 diploma of the Educational Bachelor's in Secondary Education for holders of a Bachelor's degree in the study area Music and Performing Arts or the Educational Master's in Music and Performing Arts or equivalent.
  • 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
    magda.thielemans@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 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 of financial assistance from the Social Service for a postgraduate programme. It is not possible to pay the tuition fee by instalments.

    Tuition fees 2021-2022

    Postgraduates 60 credits

    • Postgraduate Music - Chamber music
    • Postgraduate Music - Collaborative piano
    • 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: 3 900 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 650 euro
    Registration for additional credits: 65 euro per credit

    Postgraduates partial programmes 30 credits

    • Postgraduate Music - Suzuki Teaching Method Violin ESA 1-3 (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): 1 950 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 650 euro
    Registration for additional credits within the same programme: 65 euro per credit

    Postgraduate 30 credits

    • Postgraduate Music - Children’s  / Youth Choir conducting (one year programme)
    • Postgraduate Mantle of the Expert (one year programme)

    Registration for 30 credits: 1 950 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 650 euro
    Registration for additional credits within the same programme: 65 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.

    A student must have sufficient means of subsistence to cover all study, living and healthcare costs, including potential repatriation costs. The minimum amount is fixed and indexed every year by the government. It is currently 666 euro net/month (academic year 2019/2020). This amount is very limited. Besides the tuition fee and cost for flights and visa, students need in general approximately 9.000 euro per year:

    • Student room (rent, electricity, water and internet): +/- 450 euro/month
    • Meals: +/- 10 euro/day or +/- 300 euro/month
    • Mobility: bus/tram/metro : buzzy Pazz De Lijn +/- 212 euro/year; bicycle: Velo +/- 49 euro/year.
  • 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 (magda.thielemans@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.