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Study Music & Music Studies in Germany: 11 Universities with 13 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” Even if you don’t have Plato’s way with words - don’t worry, we don’t either - you likely largely agree if you are reading this text, as you are at least curious about studying Music in Germany, the land of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Händel - and Hans Zimmer and Rammstein, for something a tad more modern. The list of English-language programs is short, so consider learning German to at least an intermediate level to broaden your options, but even with only English skills there is still a place for you in multiple German Music/Music Studies programs… we encourage you to take a look and get shortlisting!

Overview

masters
13

Study Programs in English

universities
11

Universities

ranking
2

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (6 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 6,500 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 01 and January 20

Summer Semester

between April 01 and October 01

View all 13 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Music & Music Studies

#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

Tuition Fees

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6
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0
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3

3 English Degree Programs for Music & Music Studies in Germany

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
15.4% local admission restriction (local NC)
0% no admission restriction
84.6% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

69.2% directly at University
23.1% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
7.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Music & Music Studies in Germany

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

6 (3 programs )

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

6.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

6 (3 programs )

Maximum:

6.5 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

70 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (1 program )

3 English Degree Programs for Music & Music Studies in Germany

Program Features

2-8 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Music

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Music

Beginning

Winter intake

46.2%

Summer intake

15.4%

Winter & Summer intake

38.5%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Music & Music Studies

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Barenboim-Said Akademie

private (state-approved) Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 100

Program Fees: € 0

B.Mus. (Bachelor of Music)

Berlin School of Popular Arts

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 600

Program Fees: € 4,740

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Mus. (Bachelor of Music)

Berlin University of the Arts

public Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 4,100

Program Fees: € 0 - € 3,133

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Mus. (Master of Music)

Detmold University of Music

public Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 650

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Freie Universität Berlin

public University · No. of Students: 38,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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