All you need to know about applying to us


I. EntranceExaminationCheck (EEC)

The EntranceExaminationCheck (in short: EEC) offers a free and non-committal opportunity to prepare for the entrance exam. It is possible for any person interested in studying at the Stuttgart University to participate, whether they have already applied or not. Application is required for participating (see below). For the classical spectrum, there is one EEC in autumn and one in spring to prepare students for the entrance examinations in music theory, aural training, piano, vocals, improvised song-playing and conducting. For the areas of jazz/pop, there is a separate jazz/pop EEC in January providing guidance on applying to this field of study, and on the examination elements of aural training and theory.

Dates of the next EECs

  • 08. February 2020 | Jazz & Pop-APC (application due 01. Februar 2020 to Prof. Rainer Tempel)
  • 18 April 2020 | Classics EEC (application due 04 April 2020)

Requirements of the entrance examinations

Which partial examinations must be taken during the entrance examination depends on the chosen course of study. The sites with information on different courses of study include the link "Requirements of the entrance examination" on the right-hand side. Here you will find a concrete description of the different partial examinations and the contents of each. We recommend that in the EEC, in addition to the offers related to music theory and aural training, you take advantage of the auditioning opportunities relevant to your desired study programme in order to prepare properly.

II. Preparation for the (instrumental) major field of study

Please contact one of our major field lecturers and request an audition, without obligation. This gives you a chance to get to know the lecturer who may teach you in the upcoming years, as well as derive feedback and tips for further preparation. To contact the teaching staff, please refer to the respective faculty's or institute's website or the register of persons (see links on the right).

III. Preparation for music theory / aural training

Option 1

To familiarize yourself with the examinations, look at a sample of the entrance examination in music theory here:
Sample of music theory entrance examination 

and a sample of the entrance examination in aural training here:
Sample of aural training entrance examination

with the solutions:
Solution to the sample entrance examination in aural training

Option 2

The Stuttgart music school - among others - offers courses of one or two semesters in length for preparation for the entrance examination to universities of music who offer instruction in the subjects of music theory and aural training (for more detailed information, please refer to