Questions about applying
Do I have to pass a proficiency test to be admitted?
Yes. The focus is usually on artistic-musical presentation. The proficiency test for the bachelor's degree programs also includes exams in music theory and ear training.
Applicants for the master's degree program and for doctoral studies in Musicology must prove their suitability in an admission interview.
Further information on the requirements for the various degree courses can be found on the website:
What is the language of instruction?
German. Foreign applicants must demonstrate adequate mastery of German.
When is it possible to commence studies?
It is only possible to commence studies in the Music, Music Education, Music and Media, and Audio and Video bachelor's programs in the winter semester.
In the Music, Music Promotion and Orchestral Playing master’s programs, in the Solo Performance and Composition Excellence Programs, as well in the case of Schumann Junior it is also possible to commence studies in the summer semester.
In the master’s program Klang und Realität it is only possible to commence studies in the summer semester, in the master’s program Artistic Music Production only in the winter semester.
When do applications close?
Applications for the winter semester close on March 1.
Applications for the summer semester close on October 31.
For the master's program and the PhD program in Musicology, applications for the summer semester close on February 15, and for the winter semester on August 15.
Important: The date-of-receipt stamp of the university applies for all application deadlines.
When do the proficiency tests take place?
The dates of the proficiency tests are determined by the examination board. As a rule, the proficiency tests for the winter semester take place in June and for the summer semester at the end of January/beginning of February.
How much does it cost to take the proficiency test?
The university charges a fee of €50 for participation in the proficiency test.
Where do I send my application?
Applications must be submitted online, along with access to the online application portal Muvac. Further information can be found here (German).
Any more questions?
There are professional tutors at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf who will help with all questions regarding application and study. In addition, of course, the Student Secretariat also helps with questions and problems.
What can I expect at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf?
Take a tour with Tina Kunischewski from the Events Office: