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Conservatorium van Amsterdam

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Sponsor: IES Abroad

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands


This program allows Northwestern Music majors to directly enroll at the largest and most diverse conservatory in the Netherlands, where they have the opportunity to take classes in the departments of Classical and Jazz that vary from music performance, theory, and composition. Students who study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam should be strong Performance, Composition, or Theory majors with the motivation and intention to become professional musicians, music scholars, or composers.

Program Type: Affiliated


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


  • This program is affiliated for Music majors only.
  • Students must be of Junior or Senior standing when the program begins. 

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an IES Abroad application by the program's deadline        (IES forwards application materials to the Conservatorium, who makes the final admissions decision).

Languages: English, Dutch

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to enroll in a Dutch language and culture course on the program.


Self-catered apartments with other IES Abroad and/or international students.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $35,245

Billed by Northwestern: $22,285

  • Tuition: $19,725
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $12,960

  • Housing & insurance: $4,775
  • Meals: $3,900
  • Airfare: $1,250
  • Local transportation: $450
  • Books & supplies: $200
  • Personal expenses: $2,000
  • Residence permit: $385

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