ERASMUS+ (Studierendenmobilität SMS) INCOMING

By studying abroad, you will improve your communication, language and inter-cultural skills, gain soft skills, highly valued by future employers. HMDK Stuttgart offers study periods for Erasmus+ Incoming for 1 – 2 academic terms

Admission for Erasmus+ students

Students from universities which have an Erasmus+ agreement with our University, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart (HMDK) may spend one or two semesters at HMDK as part of their academic studies.

How to apply

Please contact your university's Erasmus+ coordinator or International Office to find out if you are eligible for exchange to the HMDK in Stuttgart. You must apply through your home university and the procedures and deadlines will vary according to each institution.

  • Students from HMDK partner universities/ institutions must apply in the HMDK EASY application system
  • The application portal will guide you through the application process
  • Nominated students will then be invited to complete their application for exchange by sending the necessary forms:

  • Application Form (EASY – Dreamapply)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Motivation letter/formal letter
  • 3 Audios or Videos

English proficiency requirements

As a general rule, incoming Erasmus+ students to the HMDK do not need to document English language proficiency tests such as IELTS or TOEFL (with a few exceptions). We do however strongly recommend that students have a good command of German – a minimum of level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) – in order to follow courses taught in German.

The HMDK in Stuttgart expects that all nominated Erasmus+ students have been evaluated according to the CEFR framework at their home institution. Please contact the Erasmus+ coordinator at your home institution if you have questions about requirements on the agreement in question.

Erasmus Free movers

The HMDK Stuttgart does generally not admit Erasmus+ Free Movers. For questions or exceptions please contact our International Office.

Students on PhD level

Please note that exchange students on the PhD level will not be given student status at the HMDK Stuttgart, but are treated as guest researchers. These students will not receive the regular admission letter but must contact their host department for academic and practical follow up.


The application must be completed in the HMDK Stuttgart online application service portal: 
before: 15 March 2023.