Why apply at the hmt?

Studying at hmt – this means intensive learning in a creative atmosphere at one of Germany’s most beautiful university buildings, the Katharinenstift in the heart of Rostock’s old town. We offer ideal conditions for a successful course of study in music, theatre or music education.

  • Intensive support and flexible structures
    A good university course has to be based around the requirements of the student’s future artistic or educational career. Along with a challenging course of artistic training, the university consequently sets great store by practical experience and variable study structures which take changing requirements in the student’s future profession into account. We also support you when you start your career after completing your course.
  • Professional conditions
    With more than 300 public events a year, the university offers you many opportunities to give public performances in highly professional conditions: we have a concert hall and theatre with a full stage and an orchestra pit which can be lowered, a chamber music room, an organ room, digital sound studios, a multimedia studio and a well-stocked library.
  • International flair
    Our students come from more than 40 different countries. The university itself also has an extensive network of international contacts, and offers its students opportunities for cultural encounters and exchange throughout the world.

A 360°-tour with student Henning Schiever through our building from a student's point of view.
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Like the idea of studying by the sea?

If you are interested in studying at the hmt, you will now want to know how to apply. The institute holds aptitude tests which are necessary for admission; these vary depending on the course. You can find out what is required for the aptitude tests in each subject by looking at the information to each course.

The following information will tell you how good your German has to be if you are a foreign student.  Information about the required German language skills!

Applicants for the Bachelor of Music degree course: samples of music theory and aural training tests are available to help you prepare.

In cooperation with hmt Rostock, the Deutsche Tonkünstlerverband M-V (German Society of Musicians in the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania) holds courses every summer and winter term to prepare applicants for the aptitude tests at the German music colleges.
Next course dates: 17th and 18th of Mai, 2014
Here you get to the registration at DTKV.

Please apply online!
And don’t forget to transfer the aptitude test fee. If you have questions about your online application, please contact
Peter Käsche
Fon +49 (0)381 5108 220

Click here for instructions on how to apply online.

Study Information Day

The Study Information Day at our university will be on 16th April 2016, 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Prospective students get information on study opportunities and guidance on the aptitude tests.

Crash Course Music Theory (Harmony and Counterpoint, Ear Training)

The Associaton of the German Musicians (Deutscher Tonkünstlerverband M-V , DTKV) offers a crash course in preparation of the aptitude tests at German Academies of Music:

Saturday, 16th of April 2016, 10 a.m. - 18 p.m.
Sunday, 17th of April, 2016, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Further information and application form: Deutschen Tonkünstlerverband M-V.(only in German)

Special features of the music education course

If you decide to study music education (for secondary school/high school or drama in education), you will have to study another subject in the Faculty of Philosophy at Rostock University.

Depending on the form of education and the subject you choose, you will have to register at Rostock University in time or submit an application if student numbers for your chosen subject are restricted. Passing the aptitude test at hmt Rostock will make admission to the university easier, as this automatically admits you to a prior selection process.
Further information about the "Education/Teaching" course at Rostock University.

Information provided by
Mrs. Hanka Paschedag
fon +49 381 5108 222
fax +49 381 5108 201

Dates of aptitude tests


for courses starting in the winter semester 2016/17: 01.06.-03.06. and 06.06.-07.06.2016

Drama in Education

for courses starting in the winter semester 2016/17: 07.07.-08.07.2016

Music Education

for courses starting in the winter semester 2016/17: 13.06.-14.06.2016


between the end of November and mid-April for courses commencing in the following winter semester

Impressions courses

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Aptitude test dates:


Registration deadlines for aptitude tests

Music, music education and musicology:
• December 1 for the following summer semester
• May 1 for the following winter semester

Drama in education:
• May 1 of each year

• March 15 of each year

As the university is not too huge, the atmosphere here resembles the one of a big family. That does not only promote better communication among students, but also a closer relationship to the instructors. Yet there are many opportunities to perform in one of the numerous concerts. I even came to play repeatedly as soloist with an orchestra, which is rather uncommon elsewhere. The hmt combines musical education with an enjoyable setting for living and learning.

-Lilit Grigoryan, Master's student of hmt majoring in Piano

Lilit Grigoryan, photo: hmt

Aptitude test fees

A fee of 30 Euro is charged for processing your application for admission. Please transfer this amount to the following bank account when you submit your application:

Ostseesparkasse Rostock
Account no.  2010 18934
Bank code 130 500 00

Purpose:   "Course"

For transfers from abroad:
IBAN    DE35 1305 0000 0201 0189 34

Please send us a proof of transfer (bank statement, bank payment slip) for your own safety.

No course fees

The hmt does not charge course fees. However, you will have to pay a contribution of € 156 each semester; this covers the costs of the semester ticket, student services and the student council.

Course start

You can start courses in music every winter or summer semester; the courses in acting, drama in education, music education and musicology begin every year in the winter semester.

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