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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

A university entrance qualification certificate, namely Abitur, or a relevant subject-specific high school exit examination certificate is required to study at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. Alternatively, an equivalent certificate that is recognized by a competent government body will also be accepted. You will only be accepted into your programme of choice once you have proven your artistic talent by means of an aptitude test. The bachelor’s and master’s degree tracks have different application processes.

Please read through the appropriate specifications for the aptitude tests under study program under download center. 

Studying without general high school exit examination

However, if you display excellent artistic talent during a specialized aptitude test, you may also study at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln without the academic certificates mentioned. In that case, proof of having attended school is sufficient to begin studying at the University.

International Applicants

Additionally, international applicants must possess excellent German language skills. More information about requirements for international applicants can be found at: International Applicants.


For questions, please contact Studiensekretariat.