Master's degree programmes

Notes on the Application Process

Documents Required to Register for the Entrance Examination

  • Form "Application for Admission to the Entrance Examination" (Anmeldung zur Eignungsprüfung/Eignungsverfahren der Hochschule für Musik Würzburg, currently only available in German)
  • Consent to data processing: please sign the third page "Privacy policy"  (German: Datenschutzerklärung)
  • Copy of the valid identity card or passport
  • Copy of the school graduation certificate
  • Proof of payment of the €30.00 application fee for the examination via bank account statement, transfer confirmation or cash payment slip
  • biometric passport photo
  • For applicants who will not have turned 16 by October 1st of the application year: Please submit a document from the responsible party confirming that you are no longer required to attend school.
  • Applicants from the People's Republic of China: original certificate from the academic testing center (Akademische Prüfstelle) of the German embassy in Beijing confirming the authenticity of the certificates.
  • Proof of a university degree or an equivalent degree
  • Applicants for MA Church Music and MA Music Theory:
    You must submit proof that you are qualified to study at a higher education institution pursuant to § 29 QualV. This is usually a secondary school diploma or a university qualification examination. If you do not have this, you still might qualify for admission to the University if the examination results show that you are exceptionally talented in your field of study.

Additional Notes on the Application Process

  • Applicants for MA composition:
    You will undergo a pre-selection before being invited to the entrance examination / qualification procedure. For this, proof of a special talent for composition is required by submitting at least three original compositions. The compositions presented should be composed for different instrumentations, with or without the use of voice or electronics. Please enclose a written declaration that you wrote these on your own.
  • Applicants for MA music theory:
    Please submit various works with artistic (style copy / composition / arrangement) and academic intent (written analyses or thesis of at least 15 pages), whose scope and style are defined in the SEPEV. Please enclose a written declaration that you wrote these on your own.

Qualification Procedure

The qualification procedure will take place at the University between the end of May and the end of June. The exact requirements can be found in the  SEPEV  (Statues on the Entrance Examinations and Qualification Procedures at the University of Music Würzburg, currently only available in German) and on our overview page for the contents of the entrance examinations and aptitude tests.

You will be informed by mail whether you have successfully passed the qualification procedure. In the letter, we will ask you to accept your spot at the University by a certain deadline. If you do not accept your spot by the deadline, your application will not be considered.

Once you have enrolled at the end of September (see the exact dates on the University website), you will then be a student of the University of Music Würzburg starting on 1st October.

Bank Details

The University bank account must have received the application fee of €30.00 by the application deadline (31st of March).

Tip: Transfer the money at least four weeks before the application deadline. This usually ensures that we receive the money on time. When transferring money internationally, please note that the transfer sometimes takes a long time.

Recipient: Bundesbank Regensburg für HfM WÜ
IBAN: DE08 7500 0000 0074 3015 40
BIC / Swift: MARKDEF1750 Bundesbank Regensburg
Memo – 1st Line: 1563014/7032/06020
Memo – 2nd Line: Gebühr EP last name, first name

Language Proficiency

Important Note for Enrollment after Passing the Entrance Examination

Foreign applicants must also submit a certificate of German language proficiency equivalent to the level required for the specific degree he/she wishes to apply for.

  • Master Performance
    Level B1 of the CEFR; except Master Vocal Correpetition, which requires Level B2 of the CEFR
  • Master in Performance and Pedagogy
    Level C1 of the CEFR
  • Sorry, we cannot accept certificates of participation in language courses that do not end in an official test.

Please see the additional information on our page Registration.

Last updated: 25.03.2020