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To look at the bigger picture, expand horizons and learn from others

The University of Music and Drama Rostock (hmt) has built a large and diverse network of international cooperations with a main focus on the exchange of students and professors.

Every year, many students of the hmt visit a partner university. Since the professors of the hmt Rostock hold guest lectures at partner universities, they are familiar with the universities and colleges and can advise their students in the selection.

The main international programme in which the hmt participates is the SOCRATES and ERASMUS+ programme of the European Union. A participation in this programme is easier and less complicated than an individual application at a foreign university. Those who switch to other universities within the programme, do not pay tuition fees. In addition, the student will receive a monthly mobility allowance, depending on the resources available.

Study abroad/ ERASMUS+

Study abroad/ ERASMUS+

The ERASMUS+ programme enables students (and teachers) to study abroad at a partner university. Interesting advantages are: the possibility of acceptance of the credit points achived at the partner university and also to receive funding from the German academic exchange service (DAAD).

For further information, visit the pages of the ERASMUS+ programme of the hmt. 

Explorations in Music in Education

Explorations in Music in Education

Various European colleges which train school music teachers work together to offer annual courses known as "Explorations in Music in Education", since 2012 called "Musical interaction and learning in schools and communities". Besides the hmt Rostock, the colleges involved are:

  • College of Nyiregyháza (Hungary)
  • Umeå University (Sweden)
  • Liverpool Hope University (UK)/since 2012
  • College und Manchester Metropolitan University (UK)
  • Copenhagen Institut for Social Educators (Denmark)
  • Lemmens Instituut Leuven (Belgium)
  • Colleges in Polen and Norway

These colleges are linked by the European college programmes ERASMUS/SOKRATES, and the partnership is organised under the roof of the International Working Group for MUSIC EDUCATION for the northern countries of Europe (ArGe Nord).

This partnership enables lecturers and students on music education courses to familiarise themselves with the educational and didactic goals and procedures of teaching music to children and young people at general schools in the various countries and to put them into practice in their own work.
The “Explorations in Music in Education” were first held in 1997 and take place every alternate year at one of the colleges belonging to ArGe Nord.

International Office

International Office

For further information regarding your education and daily life at the hmt as a foreign student, please visit the pages of the International Office.



Prof. Dr. Bernd Fröde
fon +49 381 5108-123
fon +49 170 1535052

International Office

Isabel Haberkorn
fon +49 381 5108-224

room M 101


Online portals with information about spending time abroad

German academic exchange service


Studying abroad

ERASMUS student network

Online portals with information for international students

Campus Germany

Internationale Studierende in Rostock