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STEP 2. If you meet the diploma and language requirements you will need to pass the artistic entrance exam as a second step.

Dates artistic entrance exams Plucked instruments

Below you can find the dates for the artistic entrance examinations. Do you want to get notified about the latest updates concerning the entrance examinations or the Music programme? Enrol for our Infomail Music.

We strongly advise students from outside the EU to participate in the first session of the entrance exams because of Visum issues and the time needed to arrange their stay in Belgium.

Sessions Entrance exams Date Hour deadline
Session 1 Guitar April 30, 2022 10:00 April 18
  Harp May 2, 2022 16:30 April 18
  Aural practice and General music theory April 27, 2022 13:00 April 18
Session 2 Guitar August 27, 2022 10.00 August 15
  Harp August 27, 2022 10.00 August 15
  Aural practice and General music theory September 1, 2022
August 15

2. Pay the administration fee after registration
To be certain that you can participate, the administration fee (40 euros) has to be paid within two weeks after registration. The payment needs to be done online within the application tool. The application fee is non-refundable.

 As soon as we have checked your payment, we will send you a link to an online entry form. Due to the summer closure, candidates for session 2 who complete their registration and payment before July 5 will receive their online form by July 10, the others by August 20.

3. Prepare yourself for the entrance exam

We ask all students from the Economic European Community (EEC) to take the entrance examination live. Foreign candidates who do not live in Europe can take the (orientation) artistic entrance examinations for instrument/vocal studies and composition exceptionally by video recording.

All candidates must make an online motivation video. Candidates who participate online will also make a recording of their practical test. You can add links to your recordings in the online form. We only accept Vimeo and Youtube links (without password). Be sure to test beforehand that all links work properly for external visitors. 

To prepare yourself you can find underneath:

  • guidelines for the repertoire together with instructions for the general music theory exam,
  • instructions for the other entrance exams, if applicable.

4. The day of the entrance exam
Live entrance examinations will take place at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, Desguinlei 25, 2018 Antwerp. Candidates are expected to be available on the day(s) of the admission test and to be present at the announced time.

In case of online entrance examinations, the jury will use the video links provided in the online form for the evaluation. 

5. Publication of the results of the entrance exam
Within seven calendar days from the decision, the results of the artistic entrance exam are sent by e-mail to the e-mail address specified by the candidate.
A prospective student may only enroll once per academic year, based on the same entrance exam unless specifically requested by the jury after the first participation.


STEP 3 till 7. After the artistic entrance examination