The Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA) has an extensive partner network with leading conservatoria around the world. In the framework of these collaborations, we can offer students the opportunity for an exchange period while earning credits for the programme at their home institution. 

Important: The Conservatorium van Amsterdam is part of the Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten/Amsterdam University of the Arts (NL AMSTERD07). 

This page only provides information regarding exchange applications for the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. If you would like to apply for an exchange at one of the other Academies of the Amsterdam University of the Arts, please check the website of the Academy you are interested in.


    Ruth Graf-Fleet International Relations Officer


    Incoming Exchange Students

    Who can apply?

    The Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA) welcomes exchange applications from students from our partner institutions as part of the Erasmus+ programme as well as via bilateral agreements. You are advised to first contact the exchange coordinator at your home institution to discuss a possible exchange and get approval for the exchange. 

    Erasmus+ Programme 
    Are you studying at a partner institution from one of the 28 EU member countries or from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, Turkey and Switzerland? Then you can apply for an exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. 

    Bilateral Agreements  
    If you are studying at one of the following partner institutions, you can also apply for an exchange at Conservatorium van Amsterdam: 

    United Kingdom 

    • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire 
    • Royal College of Music, London 
    • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, London 

    United States 

    • Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, Los Angeles 
    • Frost School of Music, University of Miami 
    • Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University, Philadelphia 
    • The New School, New York 
    • Manhattan School of Music, New York 


    • Escola de Música do Estado de São Paulo 

    Important Dates and Deadlines 

    Application Deadline 2024/2025 
    1 March 2024 (autumn semester, spring semester, full academic year) 

    Academic calendar 2024/2025 (dates to be confirmed) 
    Autumn semester: 2 September 2024 – 20 December 2024 or 31 January 2025 (depending on department) 
    Spring semester:  6 January 2025 – 30 May 2025 or 30 June 2025 (depending on department) 

    Outcomes of the application 
    You will be informed in May/June about the outcomes of your application (depending on department) 

    General Guidelines 

    The Conservatorium van Amsterdam uses EASY Mobility Online to manage all exchange applications. We can only accept applications for Erasmus+ study mobility. We unfortunately do not have any possibilities for Erasmus+ traineeships. 

    Please note that due to the programme structure and/or language of instruction, the Conservatorium van Amsterdam unfortunately cannot accept exchange applications for the following programmes:  

    • BA Music in Education  
    • MA Musical Leadership   
    • MA Composing for Film  
    • MA Live Electronics  
    • AEMA Hybrid Programme 
    • DNOA Dutch National Opera Academy 

    Language requirements  
    Exchange students are expected to have an adequate level of English proficiency of at least CEFR level B2. You can use the CEFR self-assessment grid to evaluate your level of English proficiency. You are not required to submit proof of your English language proficiency with your exchange application.   

    Application Process
    Accommodation for Exchange Students 

    The Conservatorium van Amsterdam unfortunately does not have specific student housing available for exchange students. We will provide accepted students with several resources on how to find housing in the greater Amsterdam area.  

    Outgoing Exchange Students

    CvA students can also apply for an exchange semester at one of our partner institutions. Please check the information regarding the application procedure and deadlines on the CvA intranet or contact the CvA International Relations Officer.