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.

Application deadline
for the academic year 2024/25 (winter semester 2024/25 and summer semester 2025) is 15th March 2024.
(Application deadline for the academic year 2023/24 (winter semester 2023/24 and summer semester 2024) was 15th March 2023).

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.

The following application documents for one or two semesters of study at a partner university must be submitted in full and digitally by 15 March 2024. 

application portal

  • Application Form
  • 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.

Tution fees for Eramus+program

Students, who participate in an Erasmus+ exchange at the HMDK Stuttgart, have to pay the following fees:
Studierendenwerksbeitrag ab WiSe 23/24: 86,50 €
There are no further fees.

Please note that this fee does not entitle you to unlimited use of the public transport system. For information on the various so-called "semester tickets", please visit the VVS website: