Before entering the study programme you have to take an entrance exam (audition). This consists of two parts, a practical part and a theoretical part. They both take around 30 minutes and will take place on the same day. You hear that day if you passed the exams.
The entrance examinations will take place in May and June. You can download a schedule with dates of the entrance exams. Please note that there might be changes in dates, so check with the Education Administration if the dates that are in the schedule are still right.
Admission Procedure 2013-2014.
Skype audition for non-European students
If you are a non-European student you can ask for an audition on DVD. Your dvd-audition will/can be followed by a skype-audition. The content of the skype-audition will be based on the dvd. With these two auditions the head of the department will make a decision about your admission. Download the DVD Requirements: Audition on DVD 2010 (pdf).
PLease send your files as follows:
- Save all your material in one folder and make it a .zip file. The name of this document should consist of: your full name + 'application' + name of the instrument + "classical" or "jazz". For example: Joe Philips_application_piano_jazz.zip
- Send the file via a website like WeTransfer.com or YouSendIt.com to the following email address: AdmissionPCC@org.hanze.nl
English study programme and language skills
The study programme of the Jazz department and the classical department are offered in the English language. In order to be admitted to the first year, a demonstrable English language skill level IELTS 5 is required. This corresponds to a TOEFL score of 500, or a CEF score B2. For a number of educational units in years 2, 3 and 4, an IELTS level 6 is an entry requirement. During the intake procedure, the conservatoire determines the foreign students’ English language skill level through a test. Students with a skill level lower than IELTS 5 are expected to take part in an English language course in their home country before entering our school.
Application for an entrance exam
The application consists of two parts, firstly you have to send us some documents and secondly you have to apply for registration at the website Studielink (click on the English banner in the top left part of this site to go to the English page). We prefer to get your application before May 1, 2013. Only after we have received your documents and your Studielink registration, we can start planning an entrance exam for you. For more information you can contact the Education Administration at +31-50 595 1312 /1314 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Part 1:
You have to send the following documents to the Education Administration of the Prince Claus Conservatoire, Veemarktstraat 76, 9724 GA Groningen:
2 small pictures of yourself (passport photo)
25 euro's in cash, these are the costs for the administration
1 copy of your passport
2 copies of your highschooldiploma (one of the original and a certified translation of this diploma in English/German)
2 copies of your list of marks belonging to this diploma (one of the original and a certified translation of this list in English/German)
a letter of motivation (for a description click here
composer, titel and sheetmusic of the program you will be playing during the examination
- we need to know whether we have to provide accompaniment for you or if you will bring your own. If you don't send any sheetmusic we assume you will bring your own accompaniment.
* Part 2:
You can go to the website Studielink to apply. The conservatoire will be contacted about your application. In Studielink you will receive a page of your own. You can monitor the progress of the enrolment procedure. Note that without registrating to Studielink you cannot be invited to the auditions.
International Student Office (ISO)
If you are a foreign student, please go to the site of the International Student Office. Here you will find all the information you need. Note that you still have to apply to the Prince Clause Conservatoire as well (part 1, above).
Composition, Music and Studio productions (CMS)