Incoming students: Why studying in Karlsruhe?

Sofia von Atzingen

General information

Application deadlines

for the next winter term:
31 March

for the next summer term:
30 November



Friederike Müller
T +49-(0)-159-

F +49-(0)721-66.29-266

Kati Reeb
T +49-(0)721-66.29-276

Office hours
Tuesday-Thursday 9.00-11.00 a.m.
Schilling House - 1st floor

Postal address
Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe
International Office
Postfach 6040
D - 76040 Karlsruhe


International Student Service (ISS)

Students from abroad will find advice and support from the International Student Service, which works in close cooperation with the AStA (Allgemeiner Studierendenausschuss).



Assia Weissmann
Haosi Howard Chen


It's a privilege to study here

The Karlsruhe University of Music is one of the most progressive music academies in Germany. It combines classical with modern, tradition with innovation and is characterized by future-oriented thinking and the examination of the great European musical tradition. Students from over 60 nations study and work together on a campus that is one of the most beautiful in Europe.

The artistic output is first-class: Many of the graduates give concerts on the most important national and international stages as instrumental soloists, singers or chamber musicians, work in their home countries as musicologists, teachers or journalists. In addition to the traditional music education, students also benefit from the opportunity to get to know music-related, modern media and technologies, either in connection with artificial intelligence, sonic arts or 3D-MotionCapture. The Landeszentrum für Musikjournalismus und Musikinformatik teaches and conducts research on these topics and also deals with cognitive processes in the perception of music.

The University of Music is not only a centre of academic education. As one of the leading concert organizers in Karlsruhe and the surrounding area, more than 400 events are held here every year. With these and numerous other educational offers and initiatives, the Karlsruhe University of Music is firmly anchored in the city and the region.

Through numerous international cooperations, the University is connected with its partner institutions in Europe and the world. These include colleges of music, universities and music academies in almost all European countries, but also the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, the University of Michigan in AnnArbor, the UniRio and the UFRJ in Rio de Janeiro, and the Kunitachi College of Music Tokyo.

How to apply for an exchange study

If you are interested in an exchange programme at the Karlsruhe University of Music, please contact the International Office of your home university first. We will only accept applications for the ERASMUS+ programme if they have been submitted via the European Online Application System (EASY):
For further information please contact your home university.

The following documents are required for all applications:

  • an application form
  • a meaningful curriculum vitae
  • a personal letter of motivation
  • a letter of recommendation by your main subject teacher
  • a Learning Agreement
  • the audio or video file of a recording of the applicant (must be certified as an original by an authorised person)

To select courses, seminars and lectures and enter them in the application form, please select one of the following links that applies to you:


How you can prepare for your exchange studies

Finden Sie hier eine Liste themenbezogener Links
Here you can find a list of topic-related links

University of Music


Studying in general
Studying in Karlsruhe

Students' Union (Studierendenwerk)

Dormitories · Private accommodation

Youth hostel

Public dormitories

Protestant student residence (only for female students)

Catholic dormitory

Dormitory of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) e. V.



Guest house Kaiserpassage

On the campus of the university there are about 50 rooms available in smaller apartments.
Further information is available at Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe and at .

Deutsche Bahn  

Karlsruhe Transport Association (Karlsruher Verkehrsverbund)

Other addresses
Aliens Department of the City of Karlsruhe · Public Order and Citizens' Office
(Ausländerbehörde der Stadt Karlsruhe · Ordnungs- und Bürgeramt)
Kaiserallee 8 · 76124 Karlsruhe
T +49-(0)721-1.33-3388

General Local Health Insurance (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse AOK)
Kaiserstraße 5 · 76131 Karlsruhe
T +49-(0)0721-46.47.17-0