The Conservatorium van Amsterdam has more than 100 bilateral contracts with partner institutions across the world. In the framework of these collaborations, such as the Erasmus+ programme, the CvA is organising exchanges enabling CvA students to study abroad for one semester and students of our partner universities to spend one semester at the CvA. Our partners include amongst others the following institutions: 


    Ruth Graf-Fleet International Relations Officer



    • Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris 
    • Conservatoire national supérieure de musique et de danse de Lyon
    • Rhythmic Music Conservatory, Copenhagen
    • Department of Music, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim 
    • Siena Jazz University 
    • Universität der Künste Berlin
    • Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin
    • Sibelius Academy, Helsinki
    • Royal College of Music, London
    • Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London
    • Hochschule für Musik, Cologne
    • Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna
    • Universität "Mozarteum", Salzburg
    • Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz
    • Popakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, Mannheim
    • Instituto Politecnico do Porto (ESMAE), Porto
    • Academy of Music, University of Zagreb 
    • Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz
    • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

    For a more comprehensive overview please click here

    Outside Europe

    • 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
    • School of Jazz, The New School New York
    • Manhattan School of Music, New York

    Incoming Exchange Students


    Admission is based on available study places for the chosen programme and the level of the student’s audition recording. The CvA aims to accept the same number of students as go abroad, but exceptions may be made for very talented exchange candidates.

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

    1. MA Composing for Film 
    2. MA Live Electronics 
    3. BA Music in Education 
    4. MA Musical Leadership  
    5. AEMA Hybrid Programme 

    The Erasmus code of the Amsterdam University of the Arts/Conservatorium van Amsterdam is NL AMSTERD07.  

    Application Process

    Academic year 2023-2024:

    • Call for applications opens: 1 February 2023
    • Call for applications closes: 1 March 2023 (for Autumn semester & Spring semester 2023/24)

    Outcomes of the application
    Students will be informed in the course of April/May about the outcomes of their application (depending on the programme they applied for).

    Accommodation for exchange students 
    The Conservatorium van Amsterdam does not have specific student housing available for exchange students. The CvA will provide accepted students with a number of resources on how to find housing in the greater Amsterdam area.  

    Outgoing Exchange Students

    CvA students can study abroad for one semester at one of our partner institutions - depending upon placement options and completion of the required subjects at the CvA. Information regarding the application procedure and deadlines can be found on MyAHK (under 'Studying Abroad') or by contacting the International Relations Officer.