Dates, deadlines and further information about your studies

Summer Semester 2017

The summer semester 2017 starts on april 1st 2017 and ends on september 30, 2017.

Lecture period

Music and music education April 3rd, 2017 – July 14th, 2017
(No lectures during the aptitude test week from June 12-16, 2017; however, students are required to take part in the college orchestra project)

Acting March 27th, 2017 – July 7th, 2017

Periods without lectures

14.04.2017 (Good Friday)
17.04.2017 (Easter Monday)
01.05.2017 (Labor Day)
25.05.2017 (Ascension Day)
05.06.2017 (Whit Monday)
There are also no lecures in the period from May 29th until May 31st 2017. 

Re-registration for the winter semester 2017/18
June 1st - July 1st 2017
Extended deadline until July 15th, 2017
With higher study fee from July 16th, 2017

Preview of lecture times

Winter Semester 2017/18

Music and music education: October 4th, 2017 – February 9th, 2018
No lectures during the aptitude test week, but students are required to take part in the college orchestra project.


Periods without lectures
October 31st (Reformation Day)

December 23rd 2017 - January 7th 2018 (Christmas Holidays)

Opening hours

during the lecture period:
7 am – 11 pm Monday to Friday
8 am – 11 pm Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
Practice times end one hour before the building closes.
Please check the notices during the lecture-free period.

Student Administration Office/International Office
9 am – 12 noon Monday to Friday
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 pm – 4 pm


The entrance and final examinations take place at the end of the lecture period. Exceptions may be agreed.

The deadline for the interim and final examinations ends

  • on october 15th for the winter semester
  • on april 15th for the summer semester

but at least 8 weeks before the examination date.

The application for leave of absence or for extending studies (exeption: Leave of absence due to an internship) has to be proposed until

  • august 1st for the winter semester
  • march 1st for the summer semester
Forms and documents

On the following pages you can find all important forms for studying, as for example re-registration, application for exams, suspension etc. as download.

Student advisory service

Study advisory service for students at the Institute of Music

Students on the Bachelor’s course at the Music Institute are counselled and supervised by their main subject teacher. They will also supported and advised by the spokespersons of the Institute of Music and by the Pro-Rector Ms. Prof. Dagmar Gatz.

Study advisory service for students at the Institute of Drama

Students at the Institute of Drama are supported by a personal mentor from the first day on of their education.

The personal mentor helps with all problems of the university life and gives support with the artistic and pedagogical tasks. The personal mentor informs you in individual and group talks about your performance level and gives advice how to organize your studies more effective. 

Your personal mentor will also inform you about any organizational issues and is accompanying you until your final exams. 

Study advisory service for students of Music Science, Music Pedagogy and School Music

Students who study music as a subject of their Bachelor of Education are supervised by their main subject teachers. If there are any questions regarding general problems with the organization of their studies and exams, they are counselled by the teachers of heir subjects. 

Office hours of university teachers and professors

The office hours of the university teachers and professors can be looked up here (currently only in German)

Sprechzeiten der Lehrenden

Semester and tuition fees

The Rostock University for Music and Drama does not charge any general tuition fees. No fees are charged for undergraduate courses or graduated courses until the students obtain their second professional qualifications.

The semester fee of € 175,00 has to be paid for every semester. It includes the costs for public transport, the student welfare service and the student council. It has to be transferred on the following account: 

IBAN: DE 79 1305 0000 0201 0189 18

According to §2 No 1 of the statue of University fees, taking part in further education studies is chargeable. 

Calls for contests

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb
Musicians can apply until november 1st 2017 for the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy contest", in the categories "piano" and "composing". 

Musicians can apply for a scholarship of 5.000-8.000 Euro in the categories Piano Duo, Vocals, Transverse Flute, Cembalo and string quartet until October 31st, 2017. 

Psychosocial Counceling

The hmt offers a psychosocial counceling by Dr. Jessica Stockburger. For an individual appointment call 0151 263 73 001.

If you have any questions regarding issues with self-management, problem-solving or social security or have questions about the organization of your studies with diseases or handicaps, contact the student welfare service. The page is in German only, but the psychosocial counsellor can also speak English.

Meditation class

Regular meditation can have positive effects on your daily life. If you are interested to learn meditation techniques to reduce stress, you're welcome to join the meditation class. It's open for all members of the hmt and is led by Silvio Dalla Torre.

When and where?

Every tuesdays and thursdays form 7.30 till 8.30 am in room O1 06.


As a student of the hmt you can take part in the courses of the University sports of the Rostock University. They offer a wide range of courses, including team sports like football, volleyball, handball and hockey, but also martial arts, horseback riding, sailing, stand-up paddeling, yoga, pilates and many more.  

Scholarships and Financing your studies

The student welfare service can help you with any questions about financing your studies.

Please note that there are special determinations for international students. Please contact the International Office or find a suitable scholarship at the link list on the right.


Peter Käsche
Student and examination administration
fon +49 381 5108-220

Student accommodation in Rostock

The student welfare service runs ten halls of residence in the Hanseatic city of Rostock, offering accommodation for 2,200 students. They are within easy reach of the city centre by bike or public transport. Furnished rooms are available for rent from about € 140 a month. All student rooms have internet access.

Many students prefer private accommodation or share apartments/houses. The quarter known as the “Kröpeliner Tor-Vorstadt” with its numerous cafés and pubs is a very popular residential area for students.

Please note that the principle to be applies is first come, first serve. Make sure that you propose for an acoomodation as soon as you receive your letter of acception.

Click here for Rostock student welfare services.

International Office

If your are an international applicant, please check the page of the International Office for further information about your stay in Rostock, helpful checklists, language courses and events.

Studying abroad/ERASMUS+

According to the educational programme of "Lifelong Learning", the ERASMUS+ programme provides possibilities for a stay in a foreign country for students and teachers/professors. They can benefit from financial support and the possibility of transferring their credits. 

For further information, check the page of the ERASMUS+ programme of the hmt.

The Protestant Students' Association (ESG)

The Protestant Student's Association (ESG) offers:

  • talk about questions of life and belief
  • varous theme events in context of University - Society - Church
  • Worship service
  • Parties
  • Excursions and travelling

Adress: Evangelische Studierendengemeinde (ESG), Am Alten Markt 19, 18055 Rostock 

Contact: Fon: 0381 377 987 620, esg(at)uni-rostock(dot)de

For further information about the programme, visit the pages of the ESG

Catholic Student's Association (KSG)

The Catholic Student's Association (KSG) offers a place:

  • where students of different subjects can meet
  • where students can discuss questions of belief, science and life
  • which is open for people of every denomination and nationality
  • where you can feel at home

Church service: mondays, 6.30 pm Holy Mass, KSG-Cellar (Community Center of the Catholic Christusgemeinde); sundays, 10.30 am, High Mass with the Catholic Christusgemeinde, Häktweg 4-6, 18057 Rostock.

For further information, check the pages of the KSG

Hochschul-SMD Rostock

The Hochschul-SMD ist a christian network for students and University associates and is connecting christians of various communities and subjects. Whoever likes to join for events and dinners or who has questions about belief, is welcome at:

Landeskirchliche Gemeinschaft, Hundertmännerstraße 1, 18057 Rostock

Opening hours: wednesdays, 7.30 pm

For further information, check the pages of the SMD

Further religious communities in Rostock

Jewish Community Rostock, Augustenstraße 20,  18055 Rostock, fon 0381 459 07 24

Korean Protestant Community Rostock, Am Pulverturm, 18059 Rostock, church services: sundays 11,30 pm, fridays 7 pm. 

Mosque of Rostock „Der Islamische Bund in Rostock e. V.“: Erich-Schlesinger-Straße 21, 18059 Rostock, fon/fax 0381 400 75 95

After finishing your studies

You have successfully finished your studies and need help for your future career? There are several pages on the internet with helpful information, for example pages especially created for Bachelor graduates