Studying in Trossingen

Please read the following pages carefully. You will find important information about studying in Germany and the requirements for admittance to the Trossingen University of Music. If you have any questions, please contact:

Examination office, Application, entrance examination, general information about the courses
Martina Lenke

Erasmus office, International Exchange
Birgit Hermle-Marquart


In Germany, the academic year consists of two semesters: a winter semester from October to March, and a summer semester from April to September. The entrance examinations in Trossingen take place twice a year (normally in February/March and in June/July). The courses begin in the subsequent semester.

The requirements for admittance to the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen are basically the same for German and foreign students. However, all foreign students have to meet the following additional requirements: because most courses are given in German, applicants have to provide proof of knowledge of the German language. Also, applicants have to provide proof that they are capable of financing their studies.

Please note: the following information applies only to candidates who are applying for full-time study. Regulations regarding application and residence are different for exchange students (e.g. Erasmus, California exchange program) or scholarship holders, who intend to spend only a limited amount of time in Trossingen. This also applies to students who are enrolled in the Continuing Education Program.

Please check our Infothek-site for applicants to find out about the application procedure. Please send by mail the completed application form as well as the other required documents to:

Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen
Schultheiss-Koch-Platz  3
D-78647 Trossingen

Application english (pdf)  

Please make sure to enclose certified translations of any official documents in a foreign language.