Admission Procedure

To be able to study at Codarts, you must first audition. On this page you will find everything about the admission procedure.

To be admitted to the Bachelor of Music Department of Codarts, you take an entrance exam that consists of several parts. 

Step 1: register via Studielink (click here)

– Register in Studielink
– After registration you will receive login details for Osiris Application
– Complete the registration in Osiris Application, upload a passport photo, upload your motivation (click here) and your musical cv
– Upload (YouTube) links to your music recordings (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. 

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 4 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.

N.B.: The admission requirements for jazz composition differ from the above requirements. Click here for the admission requirements.

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

Step 3: invitation for the audition

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

The exact audition dates in March 2022 (week 13) will be published on our website in due time.

Step 4: the audition

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

During the 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
At the audition we will test your talent, knowledge, skills and development possibilities for the study programme you intend to follow. For the specific requirements per instrument click here. A rhythm section will be provided by Codarts. If you wish to play with your own band please let us know via  

Theoretical part
You will be tested on your theoretical knowledge. For the specific requirements click 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 rhythm section

Motivation interview
An online (via ZOOM) interview will take place in which you will discuss the following aspects:

  • Disciplinary                        
  • General motivation
  • The image/idea you have at Codarts
  • How you think about Disciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity and Transdisciplinarity;

For an example of Transdisciplinarity, watch this video about the Codarts Incubator project: : Incubator 2019 – YouTube.

During this interview your level of verbal English will be assessed.

Step 5: results of the audition

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

Any further questions regarding the audition procedure? Please email

Any further questions regarding the bachelor programme itself? Please email