Erasmus & Exchanges

Ukrainian students


We deeply sympathize with Ukraine and would like to help conservatoire students wherever we can. Whether we can, we will provide you with appropriate education, depends on your main subject/instrument and the level you are at the moment. Click here to read more.


Performing Worldwide


Conservatorium Maastricht does not only operate at the centre of the Euregion, it is also home to over 42 different nationalities. Students from around the globe opt for our high-quality education, our unique teaching staff, our flexibility in language and study programmes and our people-oriented approach. Many of our graduates go on to have international careers, performing all over the world. All the more reason for us to work actively on the further internationalisation of our activities. We do everything we can to prepare you for an international career, we encourage you - also financially - to spread your wings, we collaborate with foreign conservatoires, venues and cultural institutions, motivate foreign students to study in Maastricht, invite international guest lecturers, but also like to see our teaching staff spread their expertise on an international level.

In order to make this easier for you as a student, but also for teaching staff, we have set up an International Office. You can contact this service centre if you intend to go abroad for your studies, training courses, or to teach. The International Office is also available for questions (incl. about scholarships) from foreign visitors to Conservatorium Maastricht, whether you are here for an Erasmus+ exchange or to teach masterclasses.

For more information, please contact:

If you would like to know more about our teaching staff, management team or student ambassadors, then surf to our team.

Conservatorium Maastricht participates in the Erasmus+ exchange programme. The aim of this programme is to stimulate exchanges between students in EU countries as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Turkey. Millions of students have already taken advantage of the Erasmus+ programme. You may be next! Participants get the opportunity to study or do a work placement abroad for a period of three months, which is officially recognised, so you will be awarded credits. We feel this is a chance you should grab with both hands.

How does it work?

If you are not enrolled with us, but at another conservatoire, and you want to come and study here, this is possible if your institution has an agreement with Conservatorium Maastricht. If that is not the case, please contact Nicole Lemmens ( The Erasmus+ code for Conservatorium Maastricht is: NL HEERLEN 14. In order to be admitted, you need official documents (ask for information at your conservatoire) and you need to audition with us. As a guideline the number of ECTS for one semester is 30 and for one academic year 60. However depending on the courses you take the number of ECTS can vary.

Incoming exchange students can enroll through our online application system Osiris. They are required to upload; 1) Learning Agreement, 2) Application form Erasmus (AEC), 3) Valid passport/ID and passport photo, and 4) 2-3 YouTube links. 

Application procedure

Incoming exchange students have to submit an online application through Osiris (study information system). This is possible starting from January: Click here.

Deadline for application for a start in semester one will be 15th April 2023 (end of May the results will be known). An exchange starting in semester 2 is unfortunately not possible.



Practical information


Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, which Conservatorium Maastricht is part of, has a limited number of rooms for foreign students. E-mail the Housing department of the International Office ( or look at

Learning Dutch
You can take an intensive Dutch course, prior to your Erasmus exchange.
On (only accessible with a Zuyd University login) you will find all kinds of practical information about studying abroad.

Study abroad
If you are planning to study abroad, please make sure you have good international insurance cover for medical costs, travel and stay:

The Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies de Musique et Musikhochschulen (AEC) is a European cultural and educational network which provides advice to conservatoires. You will find more information about their activities, members, projects and publications on

Nuffic is the main Dutch organisation for internationalisation in education. To visit their website, go to