In order to apply to the Bachelor’s or Master's 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 following this LINK.
The three steps must be completed by 31 March 2021.
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 2021). 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 2021.
Candidates to the following study programmes must share links to their video auditions in the applications portal:
Programme of the auditions
For the Bachelor of Arts in Music, Master of Arts in Music Performance, Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy, and Master of Arts in Specialized Music Performance:
For the Bachelor of Arts in Musica and Movement and for the CSI-DFA Double Master’s degree:
Conditions that must be observed
Link(s) to the video recordings
The video audition must be uploaded to a video sharing web platform (preferably YouTube or Vimeo) and the link(s) must be copied to the admissions portal.
Links to Dropbox, GoogleDrive, WeTransfer, or similar services will not be evaluated. Video recordings must be watchable from a web browser without having to download files, or being prompted to insert passwords. Admission commission members must thus be able to directly watch the video recordings at the time of selection without restrictions.
Example link: https://youtu.be/ZuB6r1f18Gg
Deadline: 31 March 2021.
The application fee of 100.- CHF (plus transaction costs), can be paid in any of the following ways:
Deadline: 31 March 2021.
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, and with the intentions of providing all candidates with the same admission conditions, the University of Music has decided to modify admissions procedures as follows:
All live auditions for the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy, and the Master of Arts in Music Performance - Major in Instrumental/Vocal Performance, for all instruments, have been substituted by video recording (which should have been shared through the admissions portal). Admissions committees will evaluate the video auditions during the month of April.
The first auditions for the Master of Arts in Specialized Music, for all instruments, have been substituted by video recording (which should have been shared through the admissions portal). Should the admissions committee consider a candidate admissible for the second round of admissions, a second video recording with a different 30 minute programme will be requested.
All live auditions for the Bachelor of Arts in Music and Movement have been substituted by video recording (which should have been shared through the admissions portal).
All live auditions for the CSI-DFA Double Master’s degree have been substituted by video recording (which should have been shared through the admissions portal). The admissions committee will only evaluate the video recordings of those candidates who will have passed the written exam on 12 April 2021.
The following admissions tests will be held online during the month of April, according to specific calls:
The following admissions tests will take place during the month of April, in ways that still need to be defined. Specific information will be communicated via email to all applicants as soon as they become available:
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.