To apply for the entrance examination, please go to Studielink and create an account. Applications received after 1 May will only be considered if there are still enough places available on the course. After you have applied via Studielink, you will receive an e-mail from the ArtEZ Student Affairs department. You will also receive information from the course about the admission procedure and the date on which you are expected at the Academy of Music. You will also receive a motivation form to complete plus a musical group assignment.
Date of the admission exam
Date of the entrance exam in 2024 is Saturday 8th of March
Application after May 1 will be viewed individually and is possible
Admission requirements for Music in Education
If you would you like to apply for the ArtEZ Tailor-Made Music in Education course in Enschede, you must meet the following conditions:
You have a degree from the former General Musical Education (AMV) higher vocational teacher training course
You have a bachelor degree in Music or Music Therapy
You (almost) have a PABO teacher training degree or a bachelor degree from a different teacher training course
General admission requirements
- this course is subject to language requirements;
- you must successfully complete an admission procedure.
The entrance exam consists of different elements for each version. For the three-year version, you prepare for all four elements. For the two-year version, you prepare for all the elements except for the Instrumental main instrument. For the six-month version, you prepare for the musical group assignment and the vocal main instrument plus a general interview.
For the entrance examination, you prepare the following
Work out an assignment that you can do in ten to fifteen minutes with a group of five to eight people, including yourself. Think, for example, of rehearsing a song, a small choir piece, an instrumental or rhythm piece, an ensemble or a musical movement performance. Bring the necessary materials, such as sheet music or a text with chord symbols, to the entrance examination.
- two instrumental pieces, performed on your main instrument. The pieces should differ in style, character and expression;
- two pieces in which you demonstrate your voice. Think, for example, of a pop song, musical song, classical song, children's song or jazz standard;
- if you play another instrument in addition to your programme, you are free to integrate it into your programme;
- if you have written a piece of music of your own, we look forward to hearing it.
- Four songs. These should differ in style, character and expression;
- In at least two of the four pieces you accompany yourself on a chord instrument;
- If you play another instrument in addition to your programme, you are free to integrate it into your programme;
- If you have written a song of your own, we would love to hear it.
Prepare for a conversation about your knowledge, experience and vision of the subjects of Culture and Arts and General Art.
The morning is filled with group assignments. An assessment committee, consisting of a number of main-subject teachers and students, looks at how you lead a group. Other admission candidates and a few students take part in the group assignments. Then all candidates play and sing the pieces and songs they have prepared, in the presence of the admission committee and the other candidates. You will also have a conversation with the other candidates about your experiences with music education and art and cultural education. The committee may ask you to perform a short improvisation.
This test is taken individually during the working day and takes about twenty minutes.
In an interview with the committee, your knowledge, experience and vision of the subjects of Culture and Arts and General Art will be examined.
At the end of the day you will hear whether you qualify for admission.
After the entrance examination, the admission committee advises the ArtEZ Academy of Music's Board of Examiners. The Board of Examiners checks that the procedure was followed properly and ultimately determines whether you are to be admitted. The result will be communicated to you in writing. If you qualify for admission, we will invite you to an interview about exemptions and course curriculum.
A positive admission result is only valid for the course you applied for. Admission or rejection for the Tailor-Made Music in Education course is binding for both ArtEZ locations (Enschede and Zwolle). The admission is only valid for the academic year directly following the entrance examination. Should you wish to start one year later, you can submit a written request to the Board of Examiners to prolong the validity of the results for a period of one year.
If you do not agree with the negative result because of the procedure followed, you can lodge a complaint with the Board of Examiners.
Optimally prepared for the entrance examination
If you wish to prepare for the entrance examination, come to the open day on the third Saturday in November. You can do an admission test.
You can also choose from one of the preparatory courses at ArtEZ Connected. This will increase your chances of being admitted to the ArtEZ Academy of Music in Enschede. You can choose between an all-inclusive preparatory course, an external preparatory course at one of our partner schools, an online preparatory course and a crash course in music theory