To register on the Bachelor and Master's degree programmes you must complete the following steps:
The online application form can be completed by following this link.
The pre-registration dossier should include the following documents:
Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
The University of Music reserves the right to ask for further documents (e.g. translations or certificates), should it find any of the documents in the application dossier to be lacking in clarity or comprehensibility, with particular attention to the diplomas.
The application fee of 100.- CHF (plus transaction costs), can be paid in any of the following ways:
In the applications portal, it is possible to upload all the documents of the application dossier, as well as it is possible to make the payment of the application fee with credit card or PayPal account. The uploading of the application dossier documents, as well as the payment of the application fee, must be completed before 31 March.
Access to the applications portal is possible in one of the following ways:
Applications outside of the deadline can only be accepted if there are places available.
Note: candidates who don't have a scanner at home may use a (free) scanner app on their mobile phones or, if not available, take a high-quality picture of each document. All uploaded documents must be readable.
Admission exams take place in April at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano. Information about the admission exams will be promptly provided by email to all eligible candidates.
Candidates who do not sit the admission exams are automatically excluded from the selection process.
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.