Assistant Director, Operations & Development
Program sponsor: IES Abroad
Northwestern music majors have the opportunity to directly enroll at the largest and most diverse conservatory in the Netherlands, with access to instruction in classical and jazz music performance, theory, and composition. Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA) applicants should be strong performance, composition, or theory majors with the motivation and intention to become professional musicians, music scholars, or composers. With students attending CvA from all over the world, the vast majority of courses at the CvA are taught in English.
The CvA’s facility, which includes recital halls, classrooms, and practice rooms, is located in the center of Amsterdam, across the street from the Muziekgebouw, the purpose-built home of contemporary music and jazz in Amsterdam.
Affiliated for music majors only; junior or senior standing when the program begins; 18 years of age; In good standing at home school; 3.0 GPA or better (if below can complete additional requirements).
None; however, students are required to enroll in a Dutch language and culture course on the program.
4 to 6 Northwestern units.
Self-catered apartments with other IES Abroad and/or international students.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated IES Abroad programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to an IES program, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to IES to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include only your IES tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
You will receive a separate invoice from IES for your housing and insurance abroad. It is your responsibility to pay IES directly by their deadline.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly to IES.