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Auditions / Entrance exams

ATTENTION: For most subjects, a video (.mp4) must already be uploaded with the application. Please note the specific requirements in the qualifying examination for your subject.

General information

Specific requirements

ATTENTION: Applications are not possible for  French horn, Trombone, Orchestra conducting, Composition (electroacoustic - Bachelor), Electric guitar, Drumset, Jazzpiano (Bachelor) and Flute (Concert diploma).

This page is under construction, news are coming soon. If in doubt, you can find the information on the German site.

Legislative background

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In addition to fulfilling formal requirements, applicants for diploma, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and for the programme in music education must demonstrate their artistic aptitude for their chosen subject in an audition/examination. The legislative basis of the application process, for the entry examinations/auditions, and for their assessment can be found in
§ 61 of the Thüringer Hochschulgesetz, the enrolment regulations, and the audition regulations of the University of Music  FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

The entrance exam/audition assesses the chosen main subject or the instrumental core subject, as well as the minor subjects piano, music theory, and aural skills. In a number of programmes, the main subject is assessed in multiple sessions. If the examination board concludes that the candidate does not hold the required skills for a study of the main subject or the instrumental core subject, the remaining parts of the examination may be omitted. The submitted examination programme is for the assessors' information only. It requires neither permission nor rejection. The assessors are not compelled to hear all pieces offered by the candidate. They may select from the programme and / or interrupt the candidate during their performance.

Exemption from examinations
Candidates may be exempt from individual parts of the entrance examinations (with the exception of the main subject) on written request and only if courses and exams in the relevant minor subjects have already been taken, for example at a different institution. Documentation of such prior coursework is to be submitted by a candidate in advance of the entrance examination.

Should you be unable to take the entrance examination, you must inform the relevant Department immediately.

The result of the entrance examination is communicated in written form within ca. four weeks. Generally, a successful examination entitles the applicant to take up the proposed programme in the following term only. Candidates who fail the entrance examination will be allowed to take the examination for the same subject only one further time, normally at the next available application date. In exceptional cases, the repetition of individual examination sections may be permitted at an earlier date if the candidate has demonstrated a particular aptitude in the examination for the main subject. This is the case if the candidate has achieved at least 3.0 points more than required for the successful completion of this part of the examination. Decisions on these matters are made by the examination board.


Please be aware that you may be required to stay in Weimar for more than one day for your entrance examinations.

The Studierendenrat of the LISZT University arranges free accomodation at students during the auditions. For further information and offers please visit the group on Facebook.

Accommodation should be available during the examination period at the following places:

Youth Hostel Germania
Carl-August-Allee 13
99423 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 850 490
(very close to the central station)

Youth Hostel Am Poseckschen Garten
Humboldtstr. 17
99423 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 850 792
Bus number 6, stop Cranachstraße

Youth Hostel Maxim Gorki
Zum Wilden Graben 12
99425 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 850 750
Bus numbers 5 and 8, stop Friedhof or Wilder Graben

Labyrinth Hostel
Goetheplatz 6
99423 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 811 822
E-mail: info(at)weimar-hostel.com
Bus numbers 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, stop Goetheplatz

Accommodation service at the Tourist-Information
Markt 10
99421 Weimar
Tel.: +49 3643 | 240 013


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