Lectures, Dates, deadlines and further information about your studies
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 period: 09.10.2023 - 02.02.2024
Public holiday: 31.10.2023
Christmas vacation: 21.12.2023 - 03.01.2024
Lecture period: 02.04. - 12.07.2024
29.03.2024 Good Friday
01.04.2024 Easter Monday
01.05.2024 Labor Day
09.05.2024 Ascension of Christ
20.05.2024 Whit Monday
Lecture period (project time/orchestra rehearsals) at the Institute of Music: 1 October 2024
Start/period of the courses: 7.10.2024 - 31.1.2025
Lecture Period: 7.4. - 18.7.2025
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 € 278,40 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.
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 (exception: Leave of absence due to an internship) has to be proposed until
- 1 August for the winter semester
- 1 March for the summer semester
The next University Information Day (HIT) will take place on April 6, 2024. We will present our degree programs, provide information about admission requirements and student life, and offer tours of the building.
The event overview and registration will be available from February 2024.
In addition, an intensive music theory course to prepare for the aptitude tests for German students music colleges will be offered to prepare for the qualifying exams.
Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2024, 10 - 13 Uhr and 15 - 18 Uhr, and Sunday, April 7th, 2024, 10 - 13 Uhr
Fee: 40,00 €
Closing date for application: March 28th, 2024
Registration card and transfer info
during the lecture period:
07.00 am – 11.00 am Monday to Friday
08.00 am – 11.00 am 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
08.30 am – 11.00 am noon Monday to Friday
Mondays and Thursdays 02.00 pm – 3.30 pm
In our intranet please find all important documents for your studies, as for example re-registration, application for exams, suspension etc. Password required.
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 accommodation please find on the page ROSTOCK & SURROUNDINGS.
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+.
The Protestant Student's Association (ESG) offers:
- talk about questions of life and belief
- various theme events in context of University - Society - Church
- Worship service
- Excursions and travelling
Adress: Evangelische Studentengemeinde (ESG), Ulmenmarkt 3, 18057 Rostock
For further information about the programme, visit the pages of the ESG.
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.
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.
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 paddling, 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 for study, research and teaching.
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.
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
We organize some events to connect you to your fellow students such as a Welcome of the First-Semester-Students at the beginning of each semester or some excursions around Germany and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will make you feel like a local soon
- Checklist before arrival
- Checklist after arrival
- Language courses
- Lista de comprobación para el comienzo de semestre
- Lista de comprobación después la llegada a Rostock