Admission procedure

In order to study at Codarts, you must first audition. On this page you will find our complete admission procedure.

Update: 09 February 2022 – online auditions

Step 1: register via Studielink, click here

  • Register in Studielink.
  • After registration you will receive login details for Osiris Aanmelding (please read this guide).
  • Complete the registration in Osiris Aanmelding, upload a passport photo, upload your motivation letter (please click here) and your musical CV.
  • Upload (YouTube) links to your music recordings with video (see Step 2).

Your motivation, musical cv, and links to music recordings can be adjusted in Osiris Application until 15-02-2022 at the latest at 16.00 hours

Step 2: Music recordings for online portfolio

You need to provide at least 3 (video) recordings in contrasting styles by different composers or your own work can be heard and seen (per performance maximum 3 minutes). Preferably played with a combo / band.

You can upload separate links to these videos in Osiris Application. Links for example to YouTube or Vimeo. We advise to set the link of your videos to ‘hidden’ so your videos are not visible for the public.

If you only have music recordings, please use SoundCloud, Tidal or Spotify.

Please note: The requirements for Composition differ; please click here. Also the requirements for Flute differ; please click here.

* Please note that we do not accept CDs or DVDs, nor MP3s.

Step 3: Invitation for the online audition

Based on your digital portfolio in Osiris Application, the admissions committee decides whether you will be invited for an online audition at Codarts. The result of the preselection will be send out by the Administrative Service Center (ASC) per email.

Click here for an overview of the audition dates in March 2022 (week 13).

Step 4: The online audition

The content of the audition reflects the requirements that the programme and subsequent professional practice will impose on the students.

During the online audition, your aptitude, knowledge, skills and developability will be tested for the course of study you plan to follow. The audition consists of three different parts:

Practical part
During the online audition you have to pre-play. Please check out further instructions for your instrument here. The audition for conducting takes place on site. Candidates for conducting are responsible for their travels and stay in Rotterdam.

Theoretical part
An online (via Zoom) theory & solfège exam with a theory teacher.
You will find a sample entrance examination solfège here, a sample entrance examination theory & solfège here.

Motivation interview
During the interview, the following aspects will be discussed:

  • General motivation.
  • The image/idea you have at Codarts.
  • How you think about disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity.

Please note: You are responsible for being available on the audition days as mentioned on the website

Step 5: results audition

Together with the admissions committee, the management of the study programme will determine  whether you can be admitted. Codarts has a limited number of study places available, so it may take some time before you finally hear by email whether you have been admitted or not.

Do you have questions? Please email us at