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: 04.10.2022 - 27.01.2023
Public holiday: 31.10.2022
Christmas vacation: 22.12.2022 - 04.01.2023
Lecture period: 03.04. - 14.07.2023
07.04.2023 Good Friday
10.04.2023 Easter Monday
01.05.2023 Labor Day
18.05.2023 Ascension of Christ
29.05.2023 Whit Montay
Lecture period: 09.10.2023 - 02.02.2024
Public holiday: 31.10.2023
Christmas vacation: 21.12.2023 - 03.01.2024
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 € 239,10 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 University Information Day (HIT) will take place digitally in April 2023 and will be supplemented by an introductory meeting at the hmt Rostock. At the digital HIT, we provide information about our degree programs, the admission requirements and student life in various virtual rooms. Of course, questions can also be asked.
On another date you can also get to know the hmt Rostock on site: We will guide you through the building, there is another opportunity for advice in general and on music teaching and the German Musicians' Association M-V (DTKV) offers an intensive music theory course to prepare for the aptitude tests for German students music colleges.
- Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 10 a.m. | digital university information day with advice on the courses
- Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Getting to know the hmt Rostock: guided tour, advice, music theory course
The event overview and registration will be available from March 1, 2023.
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
On the following pages you can find all important <link login-intranet external-link internen>forms for studying, as for example re-registration, application for exams, suspension etc. as download. 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.
Self-organized housing exchange for hmt members.
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.
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
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
- 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
fon + 49 381 5108 243
room OZ 07
- Checklist before arrival
- Welcome brochure to the hmt
- Checklist after arrival
- Language courses
- Lista de comprobación para el comienzo de semestre
- Lista de comprobación después la llegada a Rostock
Links to online platforms with information for foreign students:
Study in Germany Rostock e.V.
The Health Insurance System in Germany