• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Students work together with their teachers, with each other and in regular contact with the professional world, to develop into valued and competent musicians within the Classical Music Bachelor's programme offered by the Zuyd University of Applied Sciences.

Main subjects

All orchestral instruments, piano, organ and guitar are offered as main subjects. There are programmes in conducting (choral, ensemble, wind/brass band and orchestral), music theory, and composition. Within vocal studies, there is a strong focus on opera. 

The curriculum as a whole is characterized by a wide range of subjects, with chamber music and ensemble playing as vital elements. There are masterclasses, (orchestra) projects, operas, trainee placements etc.


The curriculum consists of Instrumental, Vocal Studies, Composition, Music Theory and Conducting and your Specialization. Make your choice to find information about your teachers and specific admission requirements.



Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Bassoon 
  • Cello 
  • Clarinet 
  • Double Bass
  • Euphonium 
  • Flugelhorn
  • Choral Conducting 
  • Composition 
  • Ensemble Conducting - Contemporary Music 
  • Music Theory
  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Wind/Brass Band Conducting 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

The application process consists of an entrance examination/audition, as well as a number of practical steps you need to take.

If you want to study at Conservatorium Maastricht, you need to have obtained a secondary school diploma (Abitur, Fachhochschulreife or International Baccalaureate diploma (IB): at least 24 points, European Baccalaureate (EB), High School: GPA average at least 3.0; two A-levels (grades do not matter).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7850 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7850 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Several types of scholarships are available for talented and highly motivated international students.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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