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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.

  • Diploma requirements

    You have a degree Secondary Education awarded by the Flemish Government, a degree Higher Education or a degree or certificate that is being acknowledged as equal by law, European guidelines or any other international agreement.
     

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.

    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

    Example:
    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.
  • 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

    If you encounter financial problems to pay your studies and want to apply for a scholarship or 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. However, if you are temporarily staying in Belgium because of your studies, the nationality conditions will 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.

    More information can be found on: www.centenvoorstudenten.be/english/

  • 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.

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

  • Diploma requirements

    Folowing diplomas grant admission to the master programme Music

    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music, main subject Instrumental/vocal grants direct admission to the master study in Music, main subject Instrumental/vocal;
    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music, main subject Music Theory /composition grants direct admission to the master study in Music, main subject Composition;
    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music, main subject music Jazz/popular music grants direct admission to the master study in Music, main subject Jazz/popular music.

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

    • an academic bachelor's diploma in Music with a specific main subject grants direct admission to a different main subject after screening of the competencies needed to begin the study, based on study load, credits, learning content and end competencies of the bachelor study 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, on condition that the student follows a bridging programme.

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.

    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

    Example:
    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.
  • 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

    If you encounter financial problems to pay your studies and want to apply for a scholarship or 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. However, if you are temporarily staying in Belgium because of your studies, the nationality conditions will 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.

    More information can be found on: www.centenvoorstudenten.be/english/

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Additional information

  • Tuition fees postgraduates

    Postgraduates 60 credits

    • Postgraduate Music - Chamber music
    • Postgraduate Music - Accompaniment and coaching
    • 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: 3.600 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 600 euro
    Registration for additional credits: 60 euro per credit

    Postgraduates partial programmes (two year programme)

    • Postgraduate Music - Suzuki Teaching Method Violin ESA 1-3
    • Postgraduate Music - Suzuki Teaching Method Violin ESA 4-5

    Registration for 30 credits (one year): 1.800 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 600 euro
    Registration for additional credits: 60 euro per credit

    Postgraduate 30 credits (one year programme)

    • Postgraduate Music - Children’s  / Youth Choir conducting

    Registration for 30 credits: 1.800 euro
    Registration for 3 to 10 credits: 600 euro
    Registration for additional credits: 60 euro per credit

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.

Underneath we provide you with all the information necessary to realise your Erasmus exchange at our Conservatoire.

Application procedure

If you are interested in spending a study period at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp in the framework of Erasmus+, you are required to contact the Erasmus coordinator in your home institution. You will first need permission from your teacher(s) in your home institution.
The official deadline for application for the whole academic year or for semester one or two during the 2018-2019 academic year is 1 May 2018.
The final result of your Erasmus application for the 2018-2019 academic year will be known by 1 July 2018.

ERASMUS

Erasmus students can apply through the AEC online application system EASY, as developed by DreamApply: https://aec.dreamapply.com. If you encounter any difficulties during your application please contact international.kca@ap.be.
ERASMUS CODE for applying at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp is B ANTWERP 62
If you cannot select an Erasmus programme please select “Bilateral” this means that we do not yet have an agreement with your institution but will look into it after you got accepted.
When choosing a programme in the application you also need to enter the requested study subjects. You can find the relevant programmes and study subject names and ECTS on the programme page of your section.

With your EASY online registration, you are asked to upload the following documents/items:

  • Letter of Motivation - mention which bachelor year you wish to enter
  • CV or biography
  • 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. Erasmus candidates are not required to do a live audition; a recording is sufficient

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

If you do not succeed in applying through EASY please send the following documents as attachments in one mail to international.kca@ap.be.

  • Erasmus+ application form completed and signed
  • Learning Agreement completed and signed
  • Letter of Motivation - mention which bachelor year you wish to enter
  • CV or biography
  • 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. Erasmus candidates are not required to do a live audition; a recording is sufficient

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

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.

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
Erasmus 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

 

1. To give future students the opportunity to prepare for their entrance exam and to offer extra tutoring to present students we organize music seminars. We also developed specific partnership projects with preparatory music schools: 

 - during the Easter and Summer holidays we organize music seminars. 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. 

 - Young talent: young, promising musicians who did not yet obtain their secondary degree but have reached the accuired musical level, are given the opportunity to enroll in the bachelor programme, through a special enrollment procedure with exceptional admission requirements, and in the mean while they can finish their secondary school.

 - Young Conservatoire, is a collaboration between RCA, 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. 

2. Get to know our teaching staff and programme by: 

 - an introduction lesson: if you are considering to come study at the RCA you can meet our professors by attending one of their lessons or by requesting an introduction lesson. You can do this by mailing to the section coordinator of your section (go to the "contact"-tab of your section-page). 

 - joining us at one of the many concerts and shows by our students. Please check our online calendar and subscribe to our biweekly newsletter. Please visit our Facebookpage.

 - visiting us during the "Open Deur". 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.