Tuition Fees & Scholarships
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 Erasmus Exchanges) from foreign visitors to Conservatorium Maastricht, whether you are here for an Erasmus exchange or to teach masterclasses.
Unfortunately, you cannot study for free. Nevertheless, there are lots of opportunities to fund all or part of your studies, both nationally and internationally. We have listed them for you. If you have any further questions or you want to apply for a scholarship, please do not hesitate to contact Jane Smeele for an appointment at the International Office. If you are a foreign student, we also recommend that you register with Jules Maastricht and have a look at mymaastricht.nl
In any case, you should be aware that - depending on your situation - students from the EU pay the annual statutory tuition fees, and non-EU/EEA students pay the institutional tuition fees. To see which amount applies to your situation, go to the website of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (Conservatorium Maastricht is part of Zuyd University).
Opportunities to fund all or part of your studies
- Dutch students can apply for student finance with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
- Students who have to pay the institutional tuition fees, (such as non-EU EU/EEA students) may be eligible for a Zuyd Excellence Scholarship (Knowledge Scholarship). This is subject to certain conditions, however. Students must obtain at least 45 of the 60 ECTS in the year they receive this scholarship, and spend five hours a month working as an ambassador for Conservatorium Maastricht. More information is available on the Zuyd scholarships.
- For students from outside the European Economic Area who want to do a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has set up the Holland Scholarship programme. You will find more information and the conditions on Zuyd International.
- FOR CONSERVATORIUM STUDENTS ONLY: in order to support young talented musicians financially, Conservatorium Maastricht has set up the Conservatorium Maastricht Foundation (CMF). Friends of the CMF donate money to help talents like you get the most out of their studies. For more information and the conditions, go to www.cmfoundation.nl or check out this form.
- The Geveke-Engeln Foundation offers financial support, in the form of a loan, to a limited number of students who wish to purchase an instrument but lack the means to do so. For more information, send an e-mail to Raissa Reintjens.
- The Staetshuys Fund offers financial support to young (under 31) classically trained singers for extra lessons, participation in competitions, masterclasses, travel and accommodation. You will find more information on their website.
- Conservatorium Maastricht has also set up the Mobility Fund to stimulate internationalisation and to enable students to take lessons, workshops and masterclasses outside the Netherlands (not including travel and accommodation expenses). You can apply to the Mobility Fund for a reimbursementof the cost of study-related activities (up to €150). The conditions are that you must be enrolled in the Bachelor's or Master's degree programme at Conservatorium Maastricht, that the activity is related to your studies and that you give notice of your plans in advance. You can only apply for one reimbursement a year. This is on a first come, first served basis, as the Mobility Fund only has a limited budget available. Please include in your application: a copy of your passport, bank account number (IBAN/BIC), proof of participation, proof of payment and the course amount, your name, address, mobile phone number and e-mail address. If you are a Bachelor's & Master's student, apply by e-mail to Jane Smeele.