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Application Form and Application Process

You will only be accepted into your program 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 (see Study Program and Downloads).

The entrance exams for the winter semester 2021/22 will take place at the scheduled examination times. You can find them here.

Information about the application process for the Bachelor of Arts Dance and Master of Arts Dance Studies you can find here.

The Student Registrar’s Office must evaluate your academic certificates to determine if you can be accepted to the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln. In Addition to your application form numerous documents are needed.

Please submit your complete application until the deadline.


In order to expedite the application process, please attach the following documentation to your application form:

  • Application form filled out in full indicating desired program of study and degree track.
  • Personally signed personal data sheet in table form, including information regarding the subjects and levels of previous music education.
  • Proof of higher education entrance qualification (general or subject-specific) or a recognized equivalent academic certificate. Please submit these documents as photocopies. If accepted, you must submit the officially certified photocopies or translations (in german language) upon registering at the University.
    If you do not have a proof of higher education entrance qualification, please sign up for the aptitude test to prove your outstanding artistic talent. (see application form)
  • International students should include a photocopy of all academic documents and transcripts from their school or academic institution in German. Officially certified photocopies will also be required upon registering for the University.
  • A list of the prepared pieces for the aptitude test. Please look at the regulations for your special aptitude test. (Please send us the list  at least 14 days before the aptitude test will start)
  • Payment of the application fee must be verified with a bank statement receipt when submitting the application.

Depending on your study program you have to submit further documents. Please check the application form and the regualtions for the aptitude test. (see Study Program or Downloads)

Postal Adress

You can find the postal adress in your individual applicaton form below.

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Music EMP/IP/GP

Bachelor of Arts Tanz

Master of Music

Master of Arts

Lehramt Musik

Konzertexamen / Promotion

Pre College Cologne / Jungstudium


A fee of €50.00 is required for the application for the Cologne, Aachen, and Wuppertal campuses of the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln.

Bank Account Information

Recipient: Landeskasse Düsseldorf
Bank: HeLaBa
Bank code: 300 500 00
Account number:1637719
IBAN: DE92300500000001637719

The following must be entered in the reference field:

7540.0000.0000.723/Last name, first name of the applicant in capital letters

Payment of the application fee must be verified with a bank statement receipt when submitting the application.

After your complete application has been reviewed, applicants will receive a registration confirmation from the Student Registrar’s Office with the exam dates.
Please note: It will take several days to process the application. 

We recommend that you contact the instructor under whom you wish to study no later than the registration date for the aptitude test.


For further information about the application process please contact:

Application Deadlines

01. March (for winter semester)

01. Oktober (for summer semester only for Church Music, General Music Teaching, Orchestra, PreCollege Cologne)