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
1. Fill out the confirmation form (only for programmes with an artistic entrance exam)
To ensure your enrolment, you need to confirm it. Fill out the form you will receive via email.
! Attention, the confirmation email is not an official registration, this is only the confirmation we need to start the enrolment process
2. Complete your web registration as soon as possible
Before we can proceed with your enrolment, we need some documents from you. Please upload the following documents using the button ‘Documenten’ via the account that you used for your web registration: https://inschrijven.ap.be/Default.aspx – Change Registration:
- A copy of your ID-card or passport
- A 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.
- A proof of admission to higher education (only if it’s not clear on the diploma)
If it applies:
- D-visum (for visa-obliged foreign students);
- APS certificate (for Chinese students);
If you already have it in your possession:
- Your residence card or other proof of residency.
Everything you need to know about a residence permit can be found on the AP website.
! Important message for NON EER candidates !
We advise you to start your visa application procedure as soon as possible, so you don’t run the risk of missing the start of the first semester
STEP 4. Determine the content of your study programme
Individual study path and transfer of credits Classical Music
For Jazz go here.
An individual study path is any study path that deviates from the conventional model path of 60 credits and is determined in a personal contract every academic year. You can obtain exemptions by proving that you obtained a credit certificate in a previous study within higher education that corresponds with the content of a specific course in your new study programme.
Collect the necessary evidence:
- Scan or copy the obtained diplomas and certificates + the detailed overview of previously obtained credits and courses on the basis of the diploma supplement or transcript of records
- A brief official description of the content and objectives of the course for which the student wishes to obtain an exemption, based on official study information from the previous university college or university.
If you only want to apply for a few exemptions, and you collected all evidence as described above, you can directly upload them in the exemption module in iBaMaFlex. A manual for this can be found below.
If you wish to apply for many exemptions, please use the manual and select and fill in the relevant programme comparison here below, collect all the data, prepare yourself thoroughly and make an appointment with your study path coach Charlotte Saelemakers via this online planning tool (from 12 september).
If you need technical assistance with your preparations and online registration of exemptions in the module, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Your application will be discussed at the admissions committee. Once your application is in order, and you completed your study programme in the SPA module in iBamaflex, your study contract will be available via iBaMaFlex (e-postbox). You will need to confirm the contract there. It is only then that you are properly enrolled in the Conservatoire. Welcome!1. Follow the procedure in the guide:
2. Select the programme comparison that applies to you:
Manual online exemptions module in iBamaflexapplication/pdf
Programme comparison and exemptions Classical Musicapplication/pdf
Composition comparison of programmes.xlsxExcel/Spreadsheet
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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 (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 digitally in iBaMaFlex..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.