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Fees

General Tuition Fees

There are no general tuition fees required by the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar for undergraduate studies which aim to achieve a degree as an initial qualification for the practice of a profession. Similarly, there are no general tuition fees required at the time for studies leading to a Master's degree which directly follow the completion of an undergraduate degree (a Bachelor's degree for example).

Since 2008, a tuition fee of 500 Euros per semester is required for graduate studies which do not directly follow an undergraduate degree.

Required Contributions

Upon matriculation, re-registration and application for a leave of absence, the following fees are required:

  65.00 Euros  --  for the Student Council
  91.00 Euros  --  for the semester train ticket (DB, ÖPNV, VMT)
    9.50 Euros  --  for the Student Body
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165.50 Euros  --  altogether

Fees for the Entrance Exam and Aptitude Assessment Process

For the entrance exams and the aptitude assessment process, a fee of 30 Euros is required.

Fees for Auditors

Starting on 1 October 2007, the fee for auditing students is 50 Euros per semester; this is an enrolment fee. If auditing students fail to pursue the studies they enrol for, there is no refund of the fee.

Long term studies

The government of Thuringia decided on 3 April 2003 to change the law applying to universities and introduce tuition fees for long term studies. The schools and universities of Thuringia are required to be acquainted with the required fees and in some cases to collect these fees upon matriculation or re-registration.

The fee is 500 Euros per semester.

The fee is required in the following cases:
  • when the standard duration of studies leading to an initial qualification for the practice of a profession or when the standard duration of consecutive programmes of study is exceeded by more than 4 semesters
  • when the standard duration of studies is exceeded by more than 4 semesters in a second programme of study ('Zweitstudium').
All programmes of study undertaken at universities in the scope of the HRG (Hochschulrahmengesetz – a law defining what constitutes a university) are counted. Programmes of study at conservatories are only counted up to the fourth semester.


The following circumstances could lead to a longer period of study without the requirement of paying tuition fees, or to a reduction or remission of tuition fees. In these cases a corresponding form must be filled out for validation:
  1. a one-time change of the programme of study by the end of the second semester
  2. when a student pursuing a second programme of study ('Zweitstudium') has completed a first programme of study with results which are significantly above the average for that programme and class
  3. when a student takes a semester off (suspension)
  4. time taken off to care for or raise children
  5. active participation in organisations of a university or conservatory
  6. presentation of a case of hardship
Fees are not required during leave of absence or with regard to BAföG.

It is highly recommended in planning a course of studies to carefully think through the possibilities of the applicability of tuition fees.

Additional fees

Information on additional fees – for example, for the late return of library books, fees for tests leading to a doctorate or lecturing qualifications, and fees for other public services – are to be found in the 'Allgemeine Gebührenordnung der Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar'.