Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts

Master of Music, M.Mus

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English


The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts is the personalized component: students receive a two-year scholarship and can tailor the program in accordance with the needs of their emerging career. Students may use their scholarship for taking courses with professors at Fontys and even with external professors and artists.
Before the entrance exam, it is important to think about your career goals. In your personal development plan, you outline your professional goals for the upcoming years of study. This plan supports your personal qualities and interests, and sketches where you see yourself as a professional in two years. Your plan will be evaluated by the exam commission and is part of the application procedure.

Graduation profiles

As a student, you can choose one of two graduation profiles:

  • Performance 
  • Performance with focus on education

The Performance profile emphasizes performance during your career as a Master’s student. When you choose the profile Performance with focus on education, you will follow a lecture series on education. In addition, your research project will be education-oriented. As the majority of students usually opt for the Performance profile, the education programme is only offered when at least five students apply for this profile


The joint Master of Music programme at Fontys and the Maastricht Academy of Music has been accredited by the NVAO, the organization for accreditation in higher education in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Year 1

  • Major
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Music Philosophy
  • Research
  • Personal Performance Training
  • Education (optional)
  • Optional modules

Year 2

  • Major
  • Research
  • Education (optional)
  • Optional modules
Find more details on our website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Prerequisite for admission is a Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent. As the Master of Music programme is taught in English, students have to prove having sufficient command of the English language. For international students, English proficiency can be demonstrated through at least a 5,5 score in an IELTS test.

Some applicants may be exempted from submitting language proficiency test results, as follows:

  • applicants from a country where English is the official language 
  • applicants who have a diploma of secondary education from a EU country who have completed English at graduation level 
  • applicants who have followed at least two years of their previous education in English.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 7211 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


Are you a talented student with a non-EU / non-EEA nationality and do you wish to study in the Netherlands at Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts?
The Holland Scholarship provides a partial scholarship for the first year of your studies within our Master of Music programme. The scholarship of €5.000,- is financed by Fontys University of Applied Sciences and the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Please find more information on our website.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.