Here you will find general information about the admission procedure and the entrance exam. The specific admission requirements for your instrument are described per department on the page of the principal subject of your choice.
This year the entrance examinations at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam will take place in a different format due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The adjusted audition procedure will ensure that everyone who wishes to audition at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, will be able to do so. More information can be found under Entrance Examination.
Admission to the bachelor's degree programme
In order to be admitted to the bachelor programme at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, candidates should possess a graduation certificate from an institution of secondary education a recognised equivalent of a Dutch VWO or HAVO certificate.
In certain cases candidates whose qualifications do not match or fall short of the minimum entrance requirements may still be admitted after an additional admission inquiry which demonstrates that the candidate is expected to take the study succesfully. This inquiry may be made by the exam committee and/or through an external institute, chosen by the conservatory. The fees are for account of the candidate. Candidates should also pass the entrance examination.
The entrance exam
The entrance exam consists of two parts, a practical part and a theoretical part. The admission requirements for the practical part for each principal subject may be found under the department and principal subject of your choice.
Admission to the master's degree programma
The master entrance exam consists of a practical exam only. The admission requirements can be found on the page of the principal subject of your choice.