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To register on the Bachelor and Master's degree programmes you must complete the following steps:
In this page you’ll find all necessary information in order to successfully complete the application procedure for all Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes.
The online application form can be completed by clicking here
All required documents must be uploaded by 31 March. Access to the applications portal is possible in one of the following ways:
Incomplete applications will not be evaluated (applications which are incomplete on 31 March). 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 following documents must be uploaded to the applications portal:
Deadline: 31 March.
The application fee of 100.- CHF (plus transaction costs), can be paid in any of the following ways:
Deadline: 31 March.
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.
Entrance examinations take place during the month of April at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Switzerland). Details on the different types of admission examinations can be found on the respective pages of our study programmes under the "Admission Exams" section:
Admissions exams are held at the Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Switzerland) during the month of April. You can check the calendar of the auditions at the following LINK.
The presence of all candidates in Lugano for the live audition is of fundamental importance, as it guarantees a complete, careful and as objective as possible evaluation for admission.
However, in some particular cases (e.g. for travel from non-European countries, or for proven health reasons, as in the case of subjects considered at risk), candidates may contact the Academic Services office (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 15 to coordinate the way in which possible online admissions exams may take place.
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 – 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.