Students from our partner institutions are warmly welcome to apply for our ERASMUS programme at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar (Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar; ERASMUS code D WEIMAR02).
How does it work?
Please carefully fill in the application form and the form "Learning Agreement" both issued by your home institution, and also submit your curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation.
Students studying music performance should add a YouTube link with their own recordings or, should the need arise, scores of their own compositions. Forms and recording/ composition have to be submitted to the ERASMUS office or International Office of your home institution. They will send it to the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar. Applications sent by students directly to our school won't be accepted. Please send your application to erasmus(at)hfm-weimar.de.
→ Application form
→ Study regulation
Please observe the deadline for ERASMUS applications of your ERASMUS office. It might differ from the deadline set by the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar which is March 31st for both the winter and summer semesters of the following academic year. Applications submitted later will be taken into consideration if there is still a free place with the major subject teacher.
- winter semester 1st October to about 15th February
- summer semester 1st April to about 15th July
- Christmas break usually about 20th December to about 5th January
- semester breaks 16th February to 31st March and 16th July to 30th September
Language of instruction
The language of instruction is German. To be taught in English or other languages is sometimes possible, but please don't expect this. B2 German language skills are recommended. Further information about this level can be found here: www.goethe.de/ins/de/ler/kst/enindex.htm
All ERASMUS students are invited to strengthen and improve their German language skills before starting the semester. German language courses are free for ERASMUS students and are offered by the Sprachenzentrum, at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Tel: +49 3643 | 582 392.
Please make your online application for the German language course here:
There you will also find further information.
Description of the grading system at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
The assessment is done by marks at a scale from 1,0 to 5,0. The following marks are corresponding to the following ECTS-Grades:
|ETCS Grade||ECTS Grade||Definition|
|1,0||A||EXCELLENT - outstanding performance|
|1,3|| B||VERY GOOD - above the average standard but with some errors|
|1,7 - 2,3|| C||GOOD - generally sound work with a number of notable errors|
|2,7 - 3,3||D||SATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings|
|3,7 - 4,0||E||SUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria|
|4,1 - 5,0|| F||UNSATISFACTORY - Substantial improvement necessary; considerable further work is required|
1 full academic year = 60 credits
1 semester = 30 credits
1 term/trimester = 20 credits
Please note that the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar is not able to provide or arrange accommodations. They are provided by the institution "Studierendenwerk Thüringen". Please apply online after admission as soon as possible here: https://www.stw-thueringen.de/en/housing/
Insurance coverage is not automatically provided. Students have to make arrangements themselves. Information and assistance can be provided by the contact person listed at the end of this information. More can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=559
Student welfare arrangements
The school has traditionally a very good "looking after system" for international students. It includes meetings, excursions, parties and counselling and is run by staff members of the department of Academic and Student Affairs assisted by experienced students. The programme includes orientation meetings before the semester starts.