Scholarships and funding programmes at the LISZT University

There are various sources of funding available to students of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

Financial support for projects (e.g. concerts, participation in workshops or competitions)

Studierendenrat of the LISZT University

The Studierendenrat (StuRa) of the LISZT University supports concerts, exhibitions, workshops, conferences/presentations, performances, and alternative/ experimental projects organised by our students. Research trips and the participation in workshops are eligible for financial support as well.

→ Financial support guidelines (PDF)

→ Application form for financial support (PDF)

Funding programme for young artists of the Liszt Foundation

The LISZT FOUNDATION offers financial support for the artistic projects of young musicians in need. The purchase of instruments, repairs and maintenance are not supported.

→ Further information

Financial support for the completion of a degree

International students and PhD students who will complete their studies within the next year can informally apply for financial support at the International Office (Platz der Demokratie 2/3, Mr. Ewen). You will be asked to submit two independent references by teachers of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.


  • informal request/ letter of motivation
  • overview about obtained qualifications (Transcript of Record)
  • two independent references by professors of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar

Selection criteria

  • good study performance
  • financial distress
  • completition of studies within the next year

350 Euros per month (altogether for 3 months)

Application deadline
31 May 2021

Only complete applications will be included in the selection procedure!
There is no entitlement to a grant!

Applicants will be informed in written form about the result of the selection process.

Scholarships and Prizes

Gesellschaft der Freunde und Förderer e.V.

The LISZT University's registered society of friends and benefactors awards scholarships to students in need, and to students of exceptional talent.

Charlotte Krupp-scholarship

The Charlotte Krupp-scholarship is awarded on the basis of exceptional artistic merit to students in financial need.

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The University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar awards 'Deutschlandstipendien' in support of talented students who promise exceptional careers or study results, and may have already done so.


Manuela Jahn
+49 3643 | 555 186

Scholarships at the Thuringian Opera studio

Each season (two terms), the Thuringian Opera studio gives five or six scholars the opportunity to gain experience on the professional opera stage, supported by tutoring at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

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DAAD Prize

The DAAD Prize is awarded to foreign students on the basis of exceptional artistic merit and intercultural engagement.

Sandra Domanetzki
International Office
Tel.: +49 3643 | 555 141

Graduate scholarship

The graduate scholarship is designed to support a doctoral, artistic or pedagogic project at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar.

Manuela Jahn
Tel. +49 3643 | 555 186

Erasmus+ scholarships for studying abroad

ERASMUS is an education project of the European Union with the aim to support the international student and academic exchange. It has, among other things, the task of arranging a 3 to 12-month period of study in a foreign country.

For study abroad up to two terms at a partner university with ERASMUS one has to apply to the International Office by the 31 January for the following academic year.

→ Further information

PROMOS scholarships for visits abroad

The PROMOS programme of the DAAD supports different visits abroad:

  • studies, between 1 and 6 months
  • internships, between 6 weeks and 6 months
  • language courses, between 3 weeks and 6 months
  • specialist courses (master classes/summer courses) up to 6 weeks
  • study visits, including competitions and concert tours (at least 5 students); up to 12 days

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YEHUDI MENUHIN Live Music Now Weimar e.V.

YEHUDI MENUHIN Live Music Now Weimar arranges concerts in schools, hospitals, sheltered workshops or prisons. Scholars receive a fee for their performance.



Further information:

Maria Pawlowna-scholarship

The scholarship annually enables one student of the Rimski Korsakov-conservatoire St Petersburg to study at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar for a full year.

Prize for theses with gender and diversity perspectives

In order to make this diversity of subjects visible at Thuringian universities and to promote young researchers and scientists, the Thuringian Competence Center for Equal Opportunities (TKG) is awarding the "Diversity Meets Science" prize for theses with gender and diversity perspectives, which is endowed with 2.000 Euros.

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