Bilateral Exchange Programmes

Students from our partner institutions are warmly welcome to apply for a semester exchange at University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

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)

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.

Academic schedule

  • 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:

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 GradeECTS GradeDefinition
1,0   AEXCELLENT - outstanding performance
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   DSATISFACTORY - fair but with significant shortcomings
3,7 - 4,0   ESUFFICIENT - performance meets the minimum criteria
4,1 - 5,0
UNSATISFACTORY - Substantial improvement necessary; considerable further work is required

ECTS credits:
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:


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:

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. 

Student Mobility| Freemovers

The University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar offers international students the opportunity of associate studentships of up to two semesters (freemover).

Eligibility Criteria

  • you must have completed at least two semesters of a Bachelor's or Master's degree at your home university
  • enrolment at your home university during your associate studentship
  • successful audition at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar

The associate studentship allows you to pursue your chosen subject in the context of German culture, in particular the culture of Thuringia and the historic town of Weimar; you will encounter specific teaching methods, materials, and interpretations nurtured at the University of Music Weimar.

The studentship's central focus lies on the programme's core subject / the main performance option. Further courses such as chamber music, musicological lectures, minor options in piano, Lied performance, repertoire studies, etc. may be selected depending on the teaching capacities available. A teaching plan is determined at the beginning of the programme. Students of orchestral instruments are required to perform with the University's orchestra if requested to do so. In general, associate students do not obtain the right to be examined. Degrees cannot be obtained in this programme.

The official regulations for admission ('Immatrikulationsordnung') to the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar regulate the application and enrolment process.

You can receive further information from our International Office