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Entrance exams

Application for winter semester 2024 auditions

Application for winter semester 2023/24 auditions is a two-step process:

Step 1: Online application

Applications for the auditions for winter 2023/24 will be possible online via University Portal from 1 March to 1 April 2023, 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 01 April or 01 December. The postmark counts.

Dates of the entrance exams

12 to 17 June 2023 (Registration Deadline 1 April2023)

Special date Elementary Music Education Master will be held on June 05, 2023 and Elementary Music Education Bachelor will be held on June 06, 2023

Special date orchestra conducting will be held from May 15 till May 17, 2023.

The special date choir conducting and master church music still to be announced .


General Deadlines for auditions

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

Please note

  • In the Bachelor Music main subject Elementary Music Pedagogy and Master Music main subject Music Pedagogy, the study can only begin 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. The next aptitude test will take place in the winter semester 2023/2024. The entrance examinations for the summer semester is only open to university changers.
  • 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
  • For minors: statement of consent by legal guardians

Requirements for the Entrance Exams

see Immatrikulationssatzung
Immatrikulationssatzung (in German only)

see the individual
Degree 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).

Sample Exams (in German)

Sample Exams Muic Theory

Exam transfer students
Exam Schulmusik
Exam Bachelor of Music


Sample Exam Ear Trainng

Exam ear training

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