Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts

Music, M.Mus

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English


The unique dimension of the Master of Music at Fontys University of Applied Sciences 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
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Auditions are scheduled in April and May/June. After applying for the audition through Studielink, you will receive your audition date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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.

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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.

After your application to the Master of Music, you will be invited for an audition and an interview. The practical audition forms the core of your admission to the program. In addition, all applicants must submit a personal development plan, sketching their professional plans for the upcoming years of study. 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    7211 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7211 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Tilburg

700 - 1100 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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.

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