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How to register for the Bachelor and Master's degree programmes

To enrol on the Bachelor and Master's degree programmes you must complete the following steps:

  1. Fill in the online pre-registration form
  2. Prepare the pre-registration dossier with the required documents
  3. Pay the application fee
  4. Send the dossier to the Conservatorio della Svizzera italianaby 31 March
  5. Wait for the invitation to sit the examinations
  6. Confirm your registration

1. Fill in the online pre-registration form

The online pre-registration form can be completed by following this link.

Once the online form has been completed, you must print out the pre-registration form (following the instructions on the final screen of the form), date and sign it. 

2. Prepare the pre-registration dossier with the required documents

The pre-registration dossier should include the following documents:

  1. Printed, signed, and dated pre-registration form
  2. Copy of high school diploma or equivalent qualification[1]
  3. Copy of any music study qualifications
  4. Curriculum vitae et studiorum (academic)
  5. Copy of identity document (national identity card or passport)
  6. Letter of motivation
  7. Criminal record check (only for candidates for the CSI-DFA double degree Master's)
  8. Certification of B2 level proficiency in the Italian language (only for the Bachelor and Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy)[2]
  9. Copy of the application fee payment

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

3. Pay the application fee

The application fee of 100 CHF can be paid in any of the following ways: 

  1. Online payment using a credit card
  2. Payment by bank transfer 

4. Send the file to the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana by 31 March

The complete file should be sent by normal post to the Academic Services Office of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana by 31 March, to the following address: 

 

Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana
Segreteria (iscrizioni)
via Soldino 9
CH-6900 Lugano
Switzerland

 

Applications outside of the deadline can only be accepted if there are places available[3].

5. Wait for the invitation to sit the examinations

Admission exams take place in April at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana. Candidates who are considered eligible to sit the admission exam will be informed in good time of the exact date and time of their examination. 

Candidates who do not attend the admission examinations without giving sufficient reasons are automatically excluded from the pre-registration process.

6. Confirm your registration

Candidates who pass all the admission examinations will receive a letter of admission and a registration confirmation form by ordinary post and by email. This form must be signed and returned to the Academic Services Office of the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana as instructed in the letter of admission. Once registration has been confirmed, you will officially become a student at the Conservatorio. Registration confirmation is binding. 

 

 

Note 1 – Candidates who are sitting their diplomas (high school or conservatoire) in the current academic year should attach a self-certification that the qualification will be obtained by the start of the academic year of the programme being applied for.

Note 2 –For admission to the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Movement and the Master of Arts in Pedagogy, candidates who are not native speakers of Italian must present a certificate proving that their level of Italian language is at least B2 according to the Common European Framework for Modern Languages. (Celi 3 level, www.cvcl.it).
Students who are native speakers of Italian, French, German or English, or students who can demonstrate a level of B2 language proficiency in one of these languages according to the Common European Framework for Modern Languages, may apply for exemption from this rule. They must, however, demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge of the Italian language and reach Celi3 level by the end of their first year of study.

Note 3 – Previews are also accepted by e-mail, but the original paper documentation is still required.

Contact

Academic Services Office

servizi.accademici@conservatorio.ch