Conservatorio di Milano

Admissions

First and second Academic level, (bachelor and master) pre-preparatory and preparatory courses of the Milan Conservatory are accessed through an admission exam.

Admissions calendar

a) EU students and non-EU applicants regularly residing in Italy

  • From 1 to 30 April 2023: registration to the entrance exams for all courses
  • Last week of May: Italian test on-line for foreign students (check Language requirements for more info)
  • 23 May – 10 June 2023: musical auditions in presence
  • From 1 to 31 March 2023: applications to the preparatory course of Music Therapy only. This course is required for access to the the II level Academic Diploma in “Theories and Techniques in Music Therapy” ;
  • From 26 to 29 April 2023: admission exams to the preparatory course of Music Therapy.

b) Non-EU students requiring VISA*

  • From 15 March to 30 April 2023: Pre-enrolment for all courses
  • Last week of May: Italian test on-line (check Language requirements for more info)
  • First half of June: musical auditions in presence

(*) Pre-enrolment is mandatory for students requiring a visa.
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c) Chinese Students (Turandot) pre-enrolled in a.y. 2021/22

  • 23 May – 10 June 2023: musical auditions in presence
  • September 2023: Italian language test (only for successful applicants)

Check here whether you can submit directly your application or you need to pre-enroll.

Exams, programs & tests

All musical exams will take place in presence. The Italian Language test and the theoretical test of musical culture only, will take place on line.

Italian Language test for foreign students

Foreign candidates must take an Italian Language test.
The test will be organized on-line during the last week of May.
Dates and more information to be announced shortly.

Exemption is possible under specific conditions. >>> READ MORE

Musical tests

The entrance exams may include 2 tests:

  1. Instrumental assessment: compulsory for all study courses and transfers. Below are the links of the exam programs. These programs are also valid for transfers from other Italian Music Higher Education Institutions.
  2. A theoretical test of musical culture: compulsory for admissions only to the first preparatory level and first academic level (bachelor) courses except for exemption (see below). More information about this test here.

For admissions to preparatory courses and first level academic courses both tests are compulsory, except for exemption (see below). Candidates who fail to participate in even one of the two tests will be dismissed.

Admission to pre-preparatory and second level academic courses (two years) does not include the theoretical test, but only the practical test.

Exemption from the theoretical test of music culture

Candidates for admission to first level preparatory and first academic level (bachelor) courses are exempt from the theoretical test of musical culture:

a) for admission to first level academic courses (three years):

  • Candidates in possession of another I and / or II level academic diploma or the previous system
  • candidates who have already passed the theoretical test of musical culture for admission to the academic year 2021/2022

b) for admission to preparatory courses:

  • Candidates in possession of another first and / or second level academic diploma or the pre-reform system
  • Candidates in possession of a propaedeutic or pre-academic (third level) certification exclusively issued by the Milan Conservatory, in “Rhythmic Theory and Music Perception” and / or in “Harmony Theory and Analysis”

Exam programs

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Master
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Single
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Vocational masters
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Preparatory
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Exam fees

Check this page for relevant information on admission exam fees and payment methods.

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