If you wish to spend one or two semesters as an Erasmus+ exchange student at one of our partner conservatories, please apply via JVLMA International Office.
Fill it in and mention the semester you would like to spend as an exchange student, and three partner institutions you would like to send your application to (please ask your professor for advice). Submit it by the 15th of December.
NB! Please provide the email address you check regularly, as all the conversation regarding your studies with the home and host institution Erasmus coordinator will take place via email.
After the 15th of December your application will be discussed at the Department and Rectorate. At the beginning of the 2nd semester you will be informed whether you have been selected to participate in the Erasmus+ mobility.
Students who have received a positive evaluation and are admitted to Erasmus+ mobility must start to prepare recording and application documents for the potential host institutions.
Please check the list and requirements of our partner institutions. To be on the safe side, please check the website of the host institution as well.
The beginning and end dates of the semester differ in every country. Check the dates on the partner institution’s website.
It is very important to prepare a very high quality recording. The standard Erasmus application consists of three works, various styles approx. 15 minutes in length. Composition students should send the scores as separate pdf files as well. Many conservatoires have specific requirements, for instance the length (10 or 30 minutes), repertoire (number of works, genre, century etc.), audio or video, links. Please check the requirements very carefully before preparing your application.
Many conservatoires use the Online application platform EASY (check the information on the partner institution’s website).
But some of the schools still expect the application package to be sent via regular mail.
The Erasmus+ Application package normally consists of the following items:
- AEC Application form which must be filled in well in advance before the deadline and sent via email to your home Erasmus coordinator (those who apply via EASY may create it online)
- AEC Learning Agreement – also filled in well in advance and sent to the home coordinator (those who apply via EASY may create it online)
- CV written in the official language of the receiving country or in English. Please concentrate on your artistic experience, list the largest concerts and projects as well as masterclasses.
- Motivation letter addressed to the professor you wish to study with, the Head of Department or the International Office. Write about your own experience and reasons why you have chosen this institution, do not use Internet templates!
- Grade report (Transcript of Records) of the previous studies. Your home Erasmus coordinator will take care of it.
- Recording as requested by the host institution requirements. If there are no specific requirements, you must prepare a recording of 3 works, various styles, 15 – 20 minutes long.
NB! You are expected to prepare all the documents and send to the home International office on time. Your application is valid only if it is sent to the host institution by your home Erasmus coordinator.
The host institutions usually announce the results a few months after the application deadline. The estimated waiting time is 4 – 12 weeks.
If the application has been successful, the student receives the Erasmus+ mobility grant according to the period of time that is written in the Acceptance letter. The mobility grant depends on the country you are going to and the amount of money allocated by the State Education Development Agency (Valsts Izglītības Attīstības aģentūra).
Please find more information about the amount of the grant here (available only in Latvian)
All the Erasmus+ students and Trainees must pass the Online Linguistic Support Test before and after the Erasmus+ studies, and depending on the test results (<B1) study the host institution’s language online before and during the Erasmus+ studies.
Transcript of Records
At the end of your Erasmus+ study period the host institution will issue (as a hard copy or electronic document sent via e-mail) the Transcript of Records which reflects the results of your Erasmus+ studies. Please ascertain that all the courses you have studied and all the assessments (grades) you have received during your Erasmus studies have been listed.
On the next day after the ending of your Erasmus+ mobility period you will receive a link to a large and detailed survey about your Erasmus+ studies. Please contact your home International Office before submitting it.