Welcome to Istituto Monteverdi’s international page. This section is dedicated to international students and study placements.


Istituto Monteverdi is proud to welcome a large number of international students each year. We maintain partnerships with various conservatoires all over Europe thanks to the Erasmus+ scheme, which you can find out more about by browsing the “Erasmus” dropdown menu in the International tab. If you are interested in studying here for a full degree, take a look at the Course Catalogue  where you will find a full list of possible courses. Our students receive a first-rate musical education in small class sizes which promote a friendly, tight-knit atmosphere at the conservatoire. Here in the city of Stradivarius and Monteverdi, music is at the heart of the community, and students have access to world-class expert teachers, as well as diverse opportunities to attend concerts and performances, whether here, in nearby Milan or elsewhere in northern Italy. Recently, our students have performed in cities including Trentino and Lugano, Switzerland; while we have exchanged masterclasses and concerts with conservatoires ranging from Lille to Tallinn, Estonia and Goryeong, South Korea. We also hold regular concerts here in Cremona, a town whose rich musical heritage continues to draw attention from musicians worldwide. International students are a very important part of our community, making up as much as a quarter of the student population. Whether you are interested in an Erasmus placement of a few months to a year, or in studying here for a full degree, we hope you will find Istituto Monteverdi a welcoming place to further your musical education, under the tuition of internationally respected experts.

Erasmus+ Programme

Istituto Monteverdi is proud to maintain Erasmus+ partnerships with top musical institutions across Europe. Students of these conservatoires who are interested in a study placement at Istituto Monteverdi can apply through their institution, and we also offer traineeships to applicants from other European universities. For more information about Erasmus+ placements at Istituto Monteverdi, please follow the links below:

Our Partner Institutions

Forms and Documents

Diploma Supplement (ECTS Credits Conversion)

ECHE – Erasmus Policy Statement

Staff Erasmus Placements

Non-EU International Students

Those from non-EU countries who are interested in applying for a course at Istituto Monteverdi must make a preliminary application through the Italian Embassy in their home country – please note, you can only apply to one Italian institution at a time through this process. If you are considered eligible for a student visa but do not receive a place at Istituto Monteverdi you can then apply to other institutions. All of the instructions are in the following link:

For more information about Non-EU International students placements at Istituto Monteverdi, please follow the link below:

Studenti extra-UE

Available Courses

See below for a list of courses on offer and classes taught on our degree courses. Triennio is a bachelor’s degree, biennio is a two-year master’s.

Tuition Fees ( for Non-EU International students )

Information on tuition fees for all of our courses can be found here:

Tuition fees 2020/2021

Language Policy

Please follow this link for information on Istituto Monteverdi’s Language Policy.

All courses are taught in Italian and students are required to have a level B1 understanding of Italian to attend. Information on where to receive Italian language coaching is available here:

Italian courses for International Students

Term Dates Academic year 2020/21 and Teaching Schedules

Calendari e Monte ore


Istituto Monteverdi does not have its own halls of residence, however; there are various different student accommodation options to choose from in Cremona. Please see our Accommodation page for details:


If you have any questions about international study at Istituto Monteverdi please check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or feel free to contact us at: