All you need to know about applying to us

    APPLICATION DEADLINES AND DOCUMENTS

    Detailed information on the contents and requirements of the entrance examinations in the individual subjects can be found on the pages of the respective degree programme. This information can also be found in the enrolment regulations.
    Admission to study at the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart is possible for the summer semester and the winter semester of a year.

    Admission only for the winter semester:

    • Bachelor and Master Jazz & Pop
    • Bachelor of Puppet Theatre
    • Bachelor of Speech Training/Speech Art
    • Master Media Speech
    • Master Rhetoric
    • Master Speech Art
    • Bachelor Elementary Music Education
    • Supplementary studies in elementary music education
    • Master Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy
    • Master Theory and Practice of Experimental Performance
    • Master New Music Ensemble Conducting
    • Masters in Further Education (Wind Band Conducting, Choral Conducting, Instrumental and Vocal Pedagogy)

    Admission only for the summer semester:

    • Bachelor Drama

    1) Registration for admission to the entrance examination is now only possible online via the homepage of our homepage.
    Please create only one applicant account!
    If you are applying for more than one degree programme, please print out a corresponding number of applications and submit them on time and in full. We actually need all the required documents for each application, as the applications go to different examination boards.

    Dates:

    • for the winter semester 2024/25: 1 March to 3 April 2024
    • for the summer semester 2025: 1 October to 1 November 2024

    Please refrain from telephone or written enquiries regarding your application documents. After the application deadline, we will process the documents promptly. You will receive the invitations with all information in good time by e-mail. We ask for your patience.

    2) For admission to the entrance examination, the online application must be printed out, SIGNED and submitted BY POST to the examination office with the following documents by the deadline:

    • a curriculum vitae in table form with details of address, e-mail, date of birth, school-leaving qualifications, studies, previous training and, if applicable, artistic activities.
    • proof of payment of a processing fee of 50 € per application.
      Recipient: LOK BA-Wü
      IBAN: DE 02 6005 01017495530102
      BIC-CODE: SOLADEST600
      Reason for payment: 8587200001142 - NAME, FIRST NAME - Applicant number
      Please be sure to state the complete purpose of use!

      Important notice:
      If the processing fee of 50 € has not been credited to our account in time, the application for the given semester can no longer be considered.
      The processing fee will only be refunded if the entrance examination is cancelled by the university (not if applicants cancel on their own initiative).

      The fee cannot be carried over to the next application phase either.
    • a copy of the higher education entrance qualification (usually Abitur certificate)

    • For applicants who do not have a general higher education entrance qualification, a declaration that they intend to take part in the talent test for admission to the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart in accordance with § 58, Para. 7 LHG.

    • for applicants to the Figure Theatre programme, a medical certificate stating that there are no contagious diseases.

    • for applicants to the degree programmes in Acting and Speech Training/Speech Art, an ENT doctor's certificate stating that no voice or speech disorders are present

    • in the case of minors, a declaration of consent from their legal guardians

    • Applicants who have previously studied at another university must enclose proof of study periods and examinations already taken with their application.

    • Please do not enclose an extra passport photo with your application documents. We also ask you not to use extra application folders. The environment and we thank you.

    • Please sign and return the application within one week after application deadline to HMDK Stuttgart. The address is already noted on the application.

    If the documents are not written in German, they must be submitted in a certified German or English translation. Incomplete applications for admission or applications not submitted by the deadline may be rejected. In these cases, there is no entitlement to admission to the entrance examination. 

    You are already studying at HMDK Stuttgart and would like to apply for another degree programme?

    An application is also possible for in-house applications exclusively online in the student portal. This applies to a subsequent as well as an additional degree programme. Please note that there is also a processing fee of 50 € per application. Without the online application, in-house applications cannot be considered. This does not apply to students who are transferring from the Bachelor's teaching degree to the Master's teaching degree. Written information to the Examination Office is sufficient.

    Please note:
    The HMDK Stuttgart carries out the procedure for charging fees (semester fee + any other fees that may be incurred) including the hearing electronically.
    Fee notifications are only available electronically in the student portal (under "Bescheide/Bescheinigungen").
    Fees and contributions for which a fee notice is not required can be found in the student portal under the "Payments" tab.
    Electronic access as defined by § 3a of the State Administrative Procedure Act (Landesverwaltungsverfahrensgesetz) is required for this. § 3a of the State Administrative Procedure Act (LVwVfG) is required for this.
    When you enter your email address or the HMDK Stuttgart provides you with an email address, access is deemed to have been opened in accordance with § 3a LVwVfG.
    If you can credibly show that electronic communication is not reasonable for you, exceptions are possible.

    Please check your fee account regularly to avoid overdue fines and blocking of enrolment and re-enrollment.  Students will be informed by e-mail in good time before the start of the semester about re-enrollment and payment of the semester fee, as well as any applicable tuition fees.


    Information for Applicants from the People's Republic of China on the APS Certificate
    (Certificate of the Academic Evaluation Centre, Cultural Department of the German Embassy in Beijing)

    Due to a decision of the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of 17.03.2006 as amended on 10.12.2015, all applicants from the People's Republic of China are requested to submit additional evidence before registering for the entrance examination at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart.

    This means:
    1. you are studying in China or have already completed your studies there:
    An application to the HMDK Stuttgart is only possible on presentation of an APS certificate.
    To do this, you must register online at (https://www.aps.org.cn/portal/apsPortal/index.jsp) and then submit the printed confirmation of registration and the other required documents to the Academic Evaluation Centre at the German Embassy in Beijing. They will review your documents and, if necessary, invite you to an interview. If the result of the examination is positive, a certificate will be issued.
    You send this certificate to the university together with your application documents.
    Applicants who present the certificate and the invitation to the entrance examination will be granted a visa by the German Embassy in a simplified procedure.
    Applicants who are already in Germany must also submit an APS certificate to the HMDK. 

    2. you have not yet studied in China:
    An application to the HMDK Stuttgart is only possible on presentation of a copy of a certificate of non-verifiability.
    To receive one, you must be invited to take the entrance examination at HMDK Stuttgart.
    You can find further information at: https://www.aps.org.cn/verfahren-und-services-deutschland/kunstlerverfahren


    Information for Student Applicants from India on the APS Certificate
    Indian students who wish to apply for a German student visa must have their academic performance evaluated by the Academic Evaluation Center (APS) and obtain an APS certificate before applying for a visa.
    Application is possible from 01 November 2022.

    This means:
    You are studying in India or have already completed your studies there:
    To do so, you must register online at https://aps-india.de and then submit the printed confirmation of registration and the other required documents to the Academic Evaluation Centre at the German Embassy in New Delhi. They will assess your documents and, if necessary, invite you for an interview. If the result of the examination is positive, a certificate will be issued.
    You send this certificate together with your application documents to the university.
    Applicants who present the certificate and the invitation to the entrance examination will be granted a visa by the German Embassy in a simplified procedure.
    Applicants who are already in Germany must also submit an APS certificate to the HMDK.


    Who needs proof of German language skills B-2 level?

    • Foreign applicants for a Bachelor's degree programme: Language course B 2
    • Foreign applicants for a Master's degree in Music Education: Language course C 2

    In the case of insufficient German language skills, admission can be granted on the condition that the applicant acquires the language skills within six months and proves them by passing an examination. Failure to pass the examination will result in forfeiture of admission.