Admission procedure

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

Step 1: Register via Studielink, please click here
a. Register in Studielink.
b. After registration you will receive login details for Osiris Aanmelding (please read this guide).
c. Complete the registration in Osiris Aanmelding, upload a passport photo, upload your motivation letter (please click here) and your musical CV.
d. Upload (YouTube) links to your music recordings with video (see Step 2).

Your motivation letter, musical CV and links to music recordings with video can be adjusted in Osiris Aanmelding until 15-02-2022 at the latest at 16:00.

Step 2: Music recordings for online portfolio
Through the music recordings, your performance of at least 3 works in contrasting styles by different composers can be heard and seen (at least 3 minutes per fragment).

– You can upload the 3 videos as separate links in Osiris Aanmelding.
– Please note that we do not accept CDs, DVDs and MP3s via email.

N.B.: The requirements for Composition differ; please click here.

Step 3: Invitation for the audition
Based on your digital portfolio, the admissions committee decides whether you will be invited for an entrance exam at Codarts. Our student administration (ASC) will inform you. The audition dates in March will be published on our website in due time.

Step 4: The audition
The content of the audition reflects the requirements that the study programme and subsequent professional practice will impose.

At the audition, your aptitude, knowledge, skills and developability will be tested for the study programma you want to attend. The audition consists of three parts:

a. Practical part
During the admission you have to pre-play (there is a rehearsal pianist). Please check out further instructions for your instrument here.

You are responsible for:
– being available on the audition days as mentioned on the website;
– your travels to and stay in Rotterdam;
– sheet music for the piano accompaniment.

b. 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.

c. Motivation interview
During the motivation interview, the following aspects will be discussed:
– general motivation;
– the image/idea you have of Codarts;
– command of the English language;
– how you think about disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity. For an example of transdisciplinarity, please watch this video (about the Codarts project Incubator).

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