If you register before March 1, 2023 and pass the admission procedure and also meet the statutory requirements you are guaranteed a place at the programme.
Application between March 1 and May 1 is possible but we can not guarantee a place in the Classical programme.
You must register before March 1, 2023. Applications after 1 March will not be accepted.
If you want to study at Conservatorium Maastricht (part of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences) and take the entrance examination, you first need to register via Studielink. This is the national application website for higher education in the Netherlands. It is also available in English and German. Do not worry, you only need to pay for your studies if you are admitted to the programme. Conservatorium Maastricht doesn’t handle an audition fee.
When you sign up choose at Educational Institution for Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and for study programme for Music.
After registration at Studielink, you will receive a proof of registration and a student number.
Non Dutch applicants will also receive (from email@example.com) an invitation for an online application to upload your documents (passport, diploma, etc.)
From the ICT department of Zuyd University (firstname.lastname@example.org) you will receive an email with your username and password. This is sent to the e-mail address you entered in Studielink. This gives you access to several online facilities of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, such as Zuyd e-mail, the electronic study platform Moodle, Teams and the Zuyd information portal Zuydnet.
Do not confuse your username and password with the login data you have created for Studielink.
Non-European applicants will also receive a questionnaire around May from Zuyd University and Osiris for the application of the resident permit/visa.
If you need help with your application, please contact the Zuyd Enrolment Office, email@example.com.
Information entrance exam
The audition consists of a practical exam and a theoretical exam.
For the practical exam you need to provide some documents (including an audition video). This part must be completed before March 1. The detailed information will be sent to you by email. Information about the specific admission requirements is also available on our website, see this page and choose your main subject. See this page and choose your main subject.
On the basis of the result of the submitted documents, it will be decided whether you will be invited to take the second part of the theory exam and invited to take a live audition / streaming or you will be rejected.
The live auditions / streamings will take place between March 15 to April 10, 2023. These dates will be published on the website around January.
The first part of the theoretical exam will take place online. You will receive the necessary instructions by email on time.
The second part of the theory exam will take place between March 15 to April 10, 2023.
After both parts (practice and theory) have been completed, a decision will be made and you will receive notification of the results of the admission procedure no later than 1 May 2023.
Information theory exam
The theoretical part of the entrance exam consists of two elements: an online test of 50 minutes via platform 'Moodle' about fundamentals and an online individual oral exam of 30 minutes.
For fundamentals you can expect questions about scales, intervals, dom7 chord, triads and inversion. A nice training toolis: musictheory.net or teoria.com
For the oral exam we will make a selection from the elements below:
Rhythmical and melodical dictation, see examples
Sight singing of melodies and rhythms, see examples
Hearing intervals and triads
Repeat a melody by singing
Repeat a rhythm by singing
Recognize the tonic in a melody
Fundamentals: small selection of control-questions on scales, chords, intervals