Office of Academic Affairs

Information for Incoming Conservatory Exchange Students

International students are only eligible to apply for study at the Eastman School of Music through the Conservatory Exchange Program if they are enrolled at one of our partner institutions. Students may apply for an exchange period of one or two academic semesters.

Our current conservatory exchange partners are:

  • Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (Paris, France)
  • Hochschule für Musik (Würzburg, Germany)
  • Royal Danish Academy of Music (Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Royal College of Music (London, England)
  • Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, England)
  • Staatlich Hochschule für Musik (Freiburg, Germany)
  • Sibelius Akatemia (Helsinki, Finland)
  • Univertität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (Vienna, Austria)

Interested students from these schools should contact their institution’s conservatory exchange representative to discuss the requirements and application process. The representative can give you access to the online application portal.

Our online application process requires students to create an account and submit the following information:

  • Application form with basic biographical information
  • Academic transcript
  • Representative portfolio of the student’s work
    • For performance applicants this may be audio and/or video recordings
    • For academic or other applicants this should be samples of written work and/or artistic output
  • 3 Recommendation letters (One letter must be from the conservatory exchange representative at the student’s home institution)
  • Personal written statement of 1-2 pages discussing how the exchange will help with the student’s future educational and career plans

The application deadline to study at Eastman during the 2020-2021 academic year is April 1, 2020.