Lectures, Dates, deadlines and further information about your studies

Lecture Directory

Winter Semester 2020/21

Term dates

The winter term commences on 1 October and finishes on 31 March each year, the summer term commences on 1 April and finishes on 30 September each year.

Lecture periods
summer semester 2020

Lecture period: April 20 – July 12, 2020. The lectures and lessons only take place in terms of online teaching. A catch-up period is planned for presence teaching from 1 September until 2 October 2020, as far as
the circumstances and legal framework allow it.

winter semester 2020/2021

Music, musicology and music education: 5.10.2020 - 29.1.2021
All private lessons and orchestral projects take place between October 5, 2020 and January 29, 2021.
All group classes start on November 2, 2020 and also end on January 29, 2021.

Teaching degree in theater: 2.11.2020 - 29.1.2021

Acting: 1.9.2020 - February 2021

Public holidays: October 3, 2020 and October 31, 2020
Christmas vacation: 19.12.2020 - 3.1.2021

summer semester 2021

Department of Music: 4 April 2021 - 16 July 2021
No individual or ensemble lessons during the aptitude test week from 7 June - 11 June 2021; however, students are required to take part in the college orchestra project
Lecture period for musicology, music theory and music peadogogy seminars: 4 April – 16 July 2021 

Department of Musicology and Music Education: 4 April - 16 July 2021
Apptitue Test for Lehramt Musik: 14 June and 15 June 2021
Apptitue Test for Lehramt Theater: to be announced

winter semester 2021/22

Institute for Music: 04.10.2021 - 13.02.2022

Musicology, music theory and music education courses: 04.10.2021 - 30.01.2022 (also in the week of the aptitude tests)

Institute for Musicology, Music Pedagogy and Theater Pedagogy: 04.10.2021 - 30.01.2022

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 € 199,50 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: 
Reference: 20201studentnumber
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. 


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 15 October for the winter semester
  • on 15 April 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

  • 1 August for the winter semester
  • 1 March for the summer semester
Opening hours

during the lecture period:
07.00 am – 11.00 pm Monday to Friday
08.00 am – 11.00 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
09.00 am – 12.00 noon Monday to Friday
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 02.00 pm – 04.00 pm

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. Password required.

Student accommodation

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.

The student welfare service informs about dormitories and Corona

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 accommodation as soon as you receive your letter of acception.

Further tips to accomodation please find on the page ROSTOCK & SURROUNDINGS.

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.

For further information, please check the page INTERNATIONAL/ERASMUS+.

Religious communities in Rostock
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: +49 381 377 987 620, esguni-rostockde

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: on Mondays, 06.30 pm Holy Mass, KSG-Cellar (Community Center of the Catholic Christusgemeinde); on 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 is 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: on Wednesdays, 07.30 pm

For further information, check the pages of the SMD

Further religious communities in Rostock

Jewish Community Rostock, Augustenstraße 20,  18055 Rostock, fon +49 381 459 07 24

Korean Protestant Community Rostock, Am Pulverturm 4, 18059 Rostock, fon +49 160 7737862

Mosque of Rostock „Der Islamische Bund in Rostock e. V.“: Erich-Schlesinger-Straße 21, 18059 Rostock, fon/fax +49 381 400 75 95

Keep fit!

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.  

Student Advisory Service

Study advisory service for students at the Department of Music
Students on the Bachelor’s course at the Music Department are counselled and supervised by their main subject teacher. They will also supported and advised by the head of the Department of Music and by the Pro-Rector Ms. Prof. Dagmar Gatz.

Study advisory service for students at the Department of Drama
Students at the Department 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.

International Office

The International Student Office is a college facility set up to assist foreign students. We know about the struggles international students are dealing with and can therefore give you the best possible help.

We are happy to help with any questions or problems you may have:

  •     If you’re looking for a room or apartment in Rostock
  •     If you need help with your registration and timetable
  •     If you need help dealing with local authorities
  •     If you need someone to correct your written work
  •     We also offer a German course if there is enough demand.

We organize a lot of events to connect you to your fellow students:

  • Welcome of the First-Semester-Students at the beginning of each semester
  • Christmas party with concert and great presents
  • Barbecue in the inner courtyard of the hmt – with German sausage
  • Excursions around Germany and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will make you feel like a local soon

Dörtje Peters (Head of the International Office) and Anna Hermes (Student Assistent)
fon + 49 381 5108 220
room M1 03

Further Information

Visit the International Office on facebook

Links to online platforms with information for foreign students:
Campus Germany
Study in Germany Rostock e.V.
The Health Insurance System in Germany