Administration

University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico in New Mexico’s largest city Albuquerque has been a partner institution of the University of Music Wuerzburg since 2013. As part of the partnership, students of the University of Music Wuerzburg have the opportunity to study in the USA for one or two semesters.

Semester dates:

Winter semester: August to December
Summer semester: January to May

Language of instruction: English

Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Completed application form (download right)
  • Link with about 15 minutes of music (at least 3 different styles)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Transcript of Records (in English)
  • Letter of recommendation from the principal instrument teacher (in English)
  • Proof of language skills in English (at least B2 CEFR)

The application deadline is the 31 January of each year for both semesters of the coming academic year.

Eastman School of Music

The Eastman School of Music is a college at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, and has been a partner institution of the University of Music Wuerzburg since 2014.

As part of the cooperation with the Eastman School of Music, students of the University of Music Wuerzburg have the opportunity to study in the USA for one or two semesters.

Semester dates:

Winter semester: August to December
Summer semester: January to May

Language of instruction: English

Application

Applications to study abroad at Eastman School of Music should be submitted via an Online Application Portal.

Before students apply via the portal, they must be nominated by the International Office. For nomination, the following documents must be submitted to the International Office by 31 January:

  • Completed application form (download right)
  • Link with about 15 minutes of music (at least 3 different styles)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Transcript of Records (in English)
  • Proof of language skills in English (at least B2 CEFR)

After nomination, students create their own account and upload the following documents to the application portal:

  • Application Form (generated online)
  • Transcript of Records (in English)
  • Recording with approx. 15-20 minutes of music (at least 3 different styles)
  • 3 Letters of recommendation
  • Detailed letter of motivation (in English, approx. 1-2 pages)

The application deadline is the 15 April 2018 for both semesters of the academic year 2018/2019.

St. Petersburg State Conservatory “N.A. Rimski-Korsakov”

The St. Petersburg State Conservatory “N.A. Rimski-Korsakov” has been a partner institution of the University of Music Wuerzburg since February 2011. The aim of the partnership is to promote exchange projects between students and teachers from both universities.

As part of the cooperation with the St. Petersburg Conservatory, students have the opportunity to study in Russia for one or two semesters. In addition, faculty and administrative staff can spend time abroad.

Semester dates:

Winter semester: September to January
Summer semester: February to July

Languages of instruction: English, Russian

Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Completed application form (download right)
  • Link with about 15 minutes of music (at least 3 different styles)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English or Russian)
  • Letter of motivation (in English or Russian)
  • Transcript of Records (in English)
  • Letter of recommendation from the principal instrument teacher (in English or Russian)
  • Proof of language skills in English or Russian (at least B2 CEFR)
  • Copy of passport

The application deadline is the 31 January of each year for both semesters of the coming academic year.

Important: If the application is successful, a GO-EAST scholarship can be applied for at the DAAD.

Hokkaido University of Education

The Hokkaido University of Education has been a partner institution of the University of Music Wuerzburg since June 2014. As part of the cooperation with the Japanese university, students, who are regularly enrolled at the University of Music Wuerzburg, have the opportunity to study in Japan for one semester or an entire academic year.

Semester dates:

Winter semester: October to February
Summer semester: April to August

Languages of instruction: English, Japanese

Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Completed application form (download right)
  • DVD/link with approx. 15 minutes of music (video; at least 2 different styles)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Transcript of Records (in English)
  • Letter of recommendation from the principal instrument teacher (in English)
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Questionnaire (download right)
  • Proof of knowledge of Japanese (at least N4 / Level 3 JLPT)
  • 3 passport photos (4cm x 3cm)
  • Copy of passport

The application deadline is the 31 January of each year for both semesters of the coming academic year.

Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance

The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance (JAMD) has been a partner university of the University of Music Wuerzburg  since March 2013. The contact to the Israeli university was established by Zvi Plesser, a faculty member at JAMD, who taught cello and chamber music as a guest lecturer at the University of Music Wuerzburg during the academic year 2013/2014. His teaching residency was made possible by the DAAD.

As part of the cooperation with JAMD, study visits for one or two semesters as well as short-term stays for teaching purposes (e.g. for projects or masterclasses) or joint artistic and musicological projects (e.g. by student groups of both universities) are possible.

Semester dates:

Winter semester: October to February
Summer semester: March to July

Languages of instruction: English, Hebrew

Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Completed application form (download right)
  • CD/DVD/link with about 15 minutes of music (at least 3 different styles)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Transcript of Records (in English)
  • Letter of recommendation from the principal instrument teacher (in English)
  • Proof of language skills in English or Hebrew (at least B2 CEFR)

The application deadline is  the 31 January of each year for both semesters of the coming academic year.

Downloads

Application Form

UNIRIO

The Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro – or short UNIRIO – in Rio de Janeiro is the newest partner institution of the University of Music Wuerzburg: the cooperation agreement with the UNIRIO was signed in July 2018. As part of the partnership, students of the University of Music Wuerzburg have the opportunity to study in Brazil for one or two semesters.

Semester dates:

Winter semester (1st Semester): March to July
Summer semester (2nd Semester): August to December

Languages of instruction: English, Portuguese

Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Completed application form (download right)
  • Proof of enrollment at the home institution (in English or Portuguese)
  • Current transcript of Records (in English or Portuguese)
  • Copy of passport
  • Letter of motivation (in English or Portuguese)

The application deadline for the 1st semester of the academic year (March to July) is 15 November. The application deadline for the 2nd semester of the academic year (August to December) is 30 April.

Downloads

Application Form

Scholarships and Financial Aid

PROMOS

The University of Music Wuerzburg offers PROMOS scholarships for the funding period January to December of each calendar year for

  • participation in a specialised course at a foreign university (e.g. summer school)
  • participation in a competition at a foreign university
  • participation in a study trip (without concert performance) to a foreign university with a group of students from the university accompanied by a teacher
  • a grant for studies abroad at a foreign university which is not an ERASMUS+ partner university
  • a grant for an internship lasting at least 6 weeks and no longer than 12 months outside the ERASMUS+ area

German and international students who are regularly enrolled at the University of Music Wuerzburg are eligible to apply. Exchange students are not eligible for PROMOS funding.

Funding

Depending on the type of stay abroad, funding under the PROMOS scholarship includes

  • a destination-dependent travel allowance
  • a grant for course fees
  • monthly partial scholarship payments for study visits and internships (up to 6 months)
  • a residence allowance

Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Completed application form (download left)
  • Letter of motivation with detailed description of the project
  • Curriculum vitae (not for study trips)
  • Language certificate (not for study trips)
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Letter of recommendation from the principal instrument teacher
  • For study trips: detailed project description incl. calculation

The application deadline is the 31 January of each year for the following calendar year.

University scholarships

German and international students, who are regularly enrolled at the University of Music Wuerzburg, can apply for an internal university scholarship. Only students, who have already completed their first semester of studies at the University of Music Wuerzburg, are eligible to apply. They must demonstrate financial need and exceptional talent. Applicants prove their need by stating their personal financial circumstances and those of their parents in the application form and by providing documentation (e.g. account statements of their parents, their own account statements, tax returns of their parents). Exceptional talent must also be confirmed in a letter of recommendation from the principal instrument teacher.

Funding

Funding in the form of internal university scholarships includes

  • for students with German citizenship: study grant for studies outside the ERASMUS+ area in the form of a monthly partial scholarship
  • for international students (not exchange students): study grant for studying at the University of Music Wuerzburg in the form of a monthly partial scholarship

In addition, students of the University of Music Wuerzburg can apply for a one-time stipend of up to €500.00 for the purchase of books, scores and other teaching and learning materials from the Oskar-Karl-Forster Foundation. The prerequisite for this is BAföG eligibility.

Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the secretary of Vice President AD Hummel (office H 011):

  • Application form for internal university scholarships or application form for Oskar-Karl-Forster Foundation scholarships (download right)
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Letter of recommendation from the principal instrument teacher
  • Copy of your own bank statement showing the account movements of the past 2 months
  • Proof of the parents’ income
  • Official decision of the BAföG office (only for applications to the Oskar-Karl-Forster Foundation)

The application deadline is the end of April for the current summer semester and the end of November for the current winter semester.

Postings and more detailed information on the application and awarding of internal university scholarships can be found on the university website.

Other scholarships to help finance studies abroad

  • BayCHINA – Scholarships for study, internships and research in China
  • BAYHOST – Scholarships for study, language courses, internships and research in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
  • BAYLAT – Scholarships for study, internships and research in Latin America
  • BayIND – Scholarships for study, internships and research in India
  • BayFrance – Mobility grants and funding for students of German and French universities, who are planning to study abroad in Bavaria or France
  • DFJW scholarship – Scholarships for stays abroad in France at a French Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse, a Conservatoire à rayonnement régional, an Ecole des beaux arts or an Ecole supérieure d’art dramatique for students of German colleges of art, music, theatre or dance
  • Carlo-Schmid-Program –  Scholarships for internships in international organizations and institutions of the European Union
  • Fulbright Commission – Scholarships for students with German citizenship for study in the USA (as part of German-American university partnership programs)
  • GFPS-scholarships -Scholarships for German students for study or language courses in Poland and the Czech Republic and for Polish, Belarusian, Czech and Ukrainian students for study in Germany
  • GO EAST – Scholarships for study, summer and winter schools and internships in Central and Eastern Europe and in the CIS countries

Further scholarships and funding opportunities for financing a stay abroad are available from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD):

Other scholarships specifically for music students

Our Partner Institutions Worldwide

Students, teachers and administrative staff, who are interested in going abroad outside the ERASMUS+ area, can apply at one of six partner institutions of the University of Music Wuerzburg:

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Brazil

Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro

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Israel

Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Jerusalem

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Japan

Hokkaido University of Education, Sapporo

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Russia

St. Petersburg State Conservatory “N.A. Rimski-Korsakov”, St. Petersburg

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USA

Eastman School of Music, Rochester

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

ERASMUS+ for Students – OUTGOING

The European Union’s ERASMUS+ education programme supports international exchange in the fields of education, youth and sports. Under this programme, students of the University of Music Wuerzburg not only have the opportunity to study or do an internship in one of the 33 programme countries, but also receive a financial grant in the form of a mobility allowance for their stay abroad. The programme countries include the 28 countries of the European Union as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey and Macedonia. Studies in Switzerland can be funded under the Swiss-European Mobility Programme (SEMP), which is similar to ERASMUS+.

Students can be funded under ERASMUS+ if they are regularly enrolled at the University of Music Wuerzburg and have already completed their first year of study. If you are interested in studying abroad, it is important to start planning as early as possible.

The team of the IO will gladly answer all of your questions concerning ERASMUS+!

Study Abroad

Studying abroad at a European partner institution of the University of Music Wuerzburg can be funded by ERASMUS+ for at least 3 months and at most 12 months. If you are interested in studying at a university in the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland or Turkey, which is currently not a partner university of the University of Music Wuerzburg, please contact the IO team. If possible, we will then sign an ERASMUS+ cooperation agreement with the respective university!

Funding

Students can receive ERASMUS+ funding for a total of 36 months during their university education. Students can be supported for 12 months per study cycle, i.e. in Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes. Students in single degree programmes (e.g. state examination) can be supported for up to 24 months and additionally for 12 months in doctoral studies.

ERASMUS+ funding includes

  • destination-dependent financial subsidies* for study abroad
  • exemption from tuition, registration, examination, laboratory and library fees at the host university
  • support in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of the stay abroad
  • if applicable, an Erasmus+-sponsored online language course within the Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
  • if necessary, special grants for a stay abroad with children
  • if necessary, special grants for special needs

* Financial aid for study abroad is divided into three groups of countries:

Group 1 (€420 per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg,
Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Group 2 (€360 per month): Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria,
Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
Group 3 (€300 per month): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey


Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • AEC Application Form (download right)
  • Learning Agreement (download right)
  • CD/DVD/link with about 15 minutes of music (at least 3 different styles)
  • Curriculum vitae (in English)
  • Letter of motivation (in English)
  • Transcript of Records (in English)
  • Proof of language skills in the respective language of instruction (at least B2 CEFR) or in English (at least B2 CEFR)

Important: Please check on the website of the respective host university whether other or additional application documents have to be submitted!

The application deadline is the 31 January of each year for both semesters of the coming academic year.

After the stay abroad, the following documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Confirmation of Arrival and Departure (download right)
  • Fully completed Learning Agreement
  • Transcript of Records
  • EU online questionnaire (request is automatically sent by e-mail)
  • Narrative experience report (in addition to the online questionnaire!)

Internships

Internships in the countries of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Norway, Switzerland or Turkey can be funded with ERASMUS+ for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 12 months. Students of the University of Music Wuerzburg first find their own internship position and then apply for ERASMUS+ funding together with the IO team. The internship can be completed at universities as well as in all public and private institutions. Only internships at the institutions of the European Union and all institutions managing EU programmes are excluded from funding as well as all national and diplomatic representations of the home or country of origin of the funding recipient and all UN institutions and their sub-organisations.

Internship opportunities can be found on the website erasmusintern.org, which was developed by students of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN).’

Funding

Students can receive ERASMUS+ funding for a total of 36 months during their university education. A combination of study and internship abroad is also possible: students can study at a foreign university and complete an internship during one mobility phase.

Funding for an ERASMUS+ internship includes

  • destination-dependent financial subsidies* for the internship stay
  • academic recognition of the internship
  • support in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of the stay abroad
  • if applicable, an Erasmus+-sponsored online language course within the Online Linguistic Support (OLS)
  • if necessary, special grants for a stay abroad with children
  • if necessary, special grants for special needs

* The funding rates for internships are also ranked according to three groups of countries:

Group 1 (€520 per month): Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg,
Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
Group 2 (€460 per month): Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Austria,
Portugal, Spain, Cyprus
Group 3 (€400 per month): Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia,
Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey


Application

The following application documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Internship contract
  • Learning Agreement for Traineeship (download right)
  • Curriculum vitae and letter of motivation (in German or English)
  • Certificate of enrolment
  • Proof of language skills in the respective national language (at least B2 CEFR) or in English (at least B2 CEFR)

The application deadline is the 31 January of each year for both semesters of the coming academic year.

After the stay abroad, the following documents must be submitted to the International Office:

  • Confirmation of Attendance (download right)
  • Fully completed Learning Agreement for Traineeship
  • Internship certificate or confirmation of internship
  • EU online questionnaire (request is automatically sent by e-mail)
  • Narrative experience report (in addition to the online questionnaire!)

International Office

Herzlich willkommen! Welcome! 欢迎! Bienvenue! Добро пожаловать! ¡Bienvenido! 어서 오십시오!

The International Office supports

  • Students enrolled at the University of Music Wuerzburg in organising and completing studies and internships abroad
  • Faculty of the University of Music Wuerzburg in organizing and completing international projects, foreign teaching residencies and special training courses
  • Staff of the University of Music Wuerzburg in organising and completing training courses abroad
  • International students and teachers in organising and completing their studies and work at the University of Music Wuerzburg

Address

University of Music Wuerzburg
International Office
Hofstallstraße 6-8
97070 Wuerzburg

Office Hours

Mon 10:00 – 12:30
Tue   13:00 – 15:00

and by arrangement

Information

ERASMUS+ for Students – OUTGOING
Study abroad at an ERASMUS+ partner institution or ERASMUS+ internship

ERASMUS+ for Students – INCOMING
Study at the University of Music Wuerzburg

ERASMUS+ for University Faculty and Staff
Continuing education or teaching residency at an ERASMUS+ partner institution

Our Worldwide Partner Institutions
Study abroad or teaching residency at a partner institution outside of the European Union

Scholarships and Financial Aid
PROMOS, other scholarships and financial aid for German nationals and international students

International Concert and Choir Tours
Grants for international concert or choir tours

Contact

Dirk Bräuer

Kommissarischer ständiger Vertreter der Kanzlerin | Leitung International Office
Phone: +49 (0)931 32187 - 2315
Fax: +49 (0)931 32187 - 2800

Room: H E 015

Nadja Schmittner M.A.

Erasmus-Programm, PROMOS, DAAD - Projekte, Beratung für ausländische Studierende
Phone: +49 (0) 931 32187 - 2316

Room: H 034