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Entrance exams

Application for winter semester 2024/2025 auditions

Application for winter semester 2024/2025 auditions is a two-step process:

Step 1: Online application

Applications for the auditions for winter 2024/25 will be possible online via the University Portal from 1 March to             1 April 2024, 11:59 p.m.

Step 2: Submitting the documents (by post)

Your application for admission as well as the documents to be submitted must be sent by post by 02 April 2024.                    The postmark counts.

Dates of the entrance exams

03 June - 08 June 2024 (Registration Deadline 1 April 2024)

Please note:

There will be no entrance examination for the winter semester 2024/25 in the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and Concert Examination with major orchestral conducting and with major trumpet.

Application for summer semester 2024 auditions

Registration for the qualifying examination for the summer semester 2024 is already closed.

Dates of the entrance exams

26 February - 02 March 2024 (Registration Deadline 1 December 2023)

Special date orchestra conducting will be held on January 29 and January 30, 2024.
Special date choir conducting and master church music will be held on February 09, 2024.

Special date Elementary Music Education Bachelor and Master will be held on February 22 and February 23, 2024.


General Deadlines for auditions

  • for winter semesters (study start October): 1 April
  • for summer semesters (study start April): 1 December

Please note

  • The Master's degree programme in Music, major subject Music Education, can only be commenced in the winter semester.
  • For the polyvalent two-main subject Bachelor's programme in Music as an Artistic Subject (Music Teaching at Grammar Schools), the first semester can only begin in the winter semester, while university changers can also begin in the summer semester.
  • For the Freiburg Opera Studio, the registration deadline is 1 December for the following winter semester.

Formal Requirements for the Entrance Examination

Formal Requirements for the Entrance Examination

  • Completed registration form (PRINTOUT) including supplementary documentation
  • Passport photo (please stick on the registration form)
  • Complete curriculum vitae (in tabular form) with the essential information about the previous education and, if applicable, artistic activity
  • Proof of payment of the registration fee of € 50 (not for FAB applications) to the following bank account:
    BW Bank Karlsruhe
    Account holder: LOK BA-WÜ / MHS FR
    Bank code: 600 501 01
    Account number: 749 55301 02
    Reason for payment: 9881663002730, Anmeldegebühr Aufnahmeprüfung (Please indicate!)
    IBAN: DE 02 6005 0101 7495 5301 02
  • High School diploma (if not in German: certified German translation)
  • For students without university entrance qualification: declaration by applicant confirming willingness to take extra an qualifying examination in addition to the regular entrance examination
  • University/college certificates/diplomas (if not in German: certified German translation)
  • Actual transcript of records
  • For FAB applicants: current school certificate stating anticipated high school graduation
  • For Bachelor of Music, Master of Music as well as Konzertexamen Freiburger Opernstudio applicants who are not German native speakers: certificate language test level B1; see § 2b of the Statutes on Enrollment
  • For minors: statement of consent by legal guardians

Requirements for the Entrance Exams

See Statutes on Enrollment; on the requirements in each subject in each program of study, see Appendix 1 to 7 of the Statutes on Enrollment (in German only)

See also the information on the individual Study Programs

Please note

Non-native German speaking applicants for Master courses as well as Konzertexamen Opernstudio have to proof German language proficiency level B1 GER  (Zertifikat Deutsch B1); see § 2b of the Statutes on Enrollment.

Sample Exams (in German)

Sample Exams Music Theory

Exam Schulmusik
Exam Bachelor of Music


Sample Exam Ear Training

Exam ear training

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