Be in possession of a diploma of secondary education : for Belgium, the "Certificat d’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur" (CESS), or an equivalent diploma of secondary education for students from abroad.
Attention : For any diploma of secondary education obtained outside Belgium, it is necessary to make a request for equivalence ("demande d’équivalence"). It is obligatory to make this request for equivalence by registered mail to the Equivalences Service of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels ("Service des Équivalences de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (FWB)"). The process has to be paid for, and this cost should be met by the candiadate. You can make the payment online, on the website of the Equivalences Service. The prodedure may differ depending on the country of origin of the diploma in question.
It is recommended that applicants start to prepare their file for application for equivalence before taking the admissions test.
All the necessary information regarding requests for equivalence of diplomas can be found on the official website of the "Service des Équivalences de la FWB" :
Be in possession of a Bachelors in the relevant discipline.
Be in possession of a Masters in the relevant discipline, awarded by a Belgian Arts College.
For all masters degrees obtained outside Belgium, it is necessary to make a request for equivalence ("équivalence de diplôme"). This equivalence must be presented to the secretary's office before registration. All the necessary information regarding requests for equivalence of diplomas can be found on the official website of the "Service des Équivalences de la FWB":
The deadline for registration for the teaching degree (Agrégation de l’Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur, or AESS) is 20 September. This deadline is needed in order to organise the allocation of tutors before 1 October.
The "young talents" programme is available for music courses, and is open to students who are registered in regular schooling. The entrance examination follows the same criteria as for all other students (same programme and same level required).
Teaching at the Conservatoire happens in French. Although French language skills are not required for admission to the conservatoire, and most teachers also speak English, it is still necessary to have a good level of French in order to study here sucessfully.
There is no age limit for applicants, nor a limit on the number of times candidates can apply.
The Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles welcomes students from all over the world, and there is no quota regarding admission of students from abroad.