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Welcome Weeks

This year’s welcome weeks will take place from 4 October until 28 October and is a great opportunity to learn more about Hanns Eisler, your new course of study, as well as register for classes. You will be able to meet relevant contact persons in the administration, as well as lecturers and fellow students.

There will be an informational event on October 4 during which new students can get tips to ensure a smooth transition into the semester. On October 7, Patrons and Friends of Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin e. V. and the student union will host welcome events.

The official lecture period begins 7 October.

4.10.13:30-14:30Information Session: Master
4.10.15:00-16:30Information Session: Bachelor
5.10.15:00-19:00 + 20:00In Search of the Berlin Sound – get-together
7.10.14:30-16:00Welcome Reception
7.10.16:00AStA Welcome Meeting
14.-18.1011:00-11:30Library Tour
15.10.18:00Welcome Ceremony
25.10.21:00AStA Meet and Greet

04.10. Information Sessions: Studying at Hanns Eisler

13:30-14:30 H
15:00-16:30 H

Neuer Marstall/Galakutschen-Saal I
Schloßplatz 7
10178 Berlin

The General Study Advice office will provide students with important information regarding organsation, structure, and logistics regarding your studies.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Required and elective modules for Bachelor and Master programmes
  • Module and exam registration
  • How to create your timetable
  • Helpful tips for the website
  • Contact partners and their office hours
  • Any questions you might have about your studies!

05.10. In Search of the Berlin Sound – get-together

15:00-19:00 H

Charlottenstraße 55
10117 Berlin

"In Search of the Berlin Sound – a special event for the beginning of the semester"

Prof. Andrea Tober and Karl Heinrich Wendorf cordially invite you to a musical exploration of the music city of Berlin. We will start at Hanns Eisler before we traverse the city and later plunge into the Berlin nightlife culture! Come see (and hear) for yourself!

From 20:00 H evening programme (a binding registration is required: kh.wendorf(at)hfm-berlin.de).

07.10. Welcome Reception with Patrons and Teachers

14:30-15:30 H

Neuer Marstall/Foyer, 1st floor
Schloßplatz 7
10178 Berlin

Patrons and Friends of Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin e. V. will welcome new students to Hanns Eisler with a coffee, cake and snack reception. Our AStA and representatives of major and minor subjects will be in attendance as well to welcome all new students.
We will have snacks and coffee starting at 14:00 H.

Further information about Patrons and Friends of Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin e. V.

07.10. AStA Welcome Meeting

Starting at 16:00 H

Neuer Marstall/Marstall Bühne
Schloßplatz 7
10178 Berlin

Members of the student parliament (StuPa) and the AStA (general students committee) will introduce themselfs and their work at HfM. You will have the chance to hear directly from seasoned students what the school life and the first few weeks will be like. All students will have the chance to hear more about the AStA mentoring programme.

More information about AStA

14.-18.10. Library Tour

11:00-11:30 H

Meeting point: Library, 3rd Floor/Charlottenstr. 55

Library tour including information about various services, the online catalogue, and conditions of use. You can register for your library card directly at the library.

More information about library

15.10. Welcome Ceremony

18:00 H

Neuer Marstall/Krönungskutschen-Saal
Schloßplatz 7
10178 Berlin

Hanns Eisler would like to welcome all of its new students at the academic welcome ceremony for the new academic year. Renowned faculty will provide an artistic programme for the evening.

Hanns Eisler invites students, teaching faculty and administrative staff, friends and supporters of Hanns Eisler, Berlin concert-goers as well as personalities from the political and cultural communities of Berlin to our welcome ceremony for the new year in the Krönungskutschen Hall in the Neuen Marstall. Receipients of the Deutschlandstipendien will also be announced.

25.10. AStA Meet and Greet

Futher information will be provided soon

All new and returning students are invited to spend an evening getting to know one another at a local cafe and bar. The event ist organized by the AStA.

28.10. #eislerlab

19:00 H

Neuer Marstall/Cafeteria
Schloßplatz 7
10178 Berlin


Guests include Dr. Merlinda Dalipi, Prof. Nicolas Altstaedt (tbc), HfM Students
Moderation: Karl Heinrich Wendorf

For the fourth time, the #eislerlab invites you to come exchange ideas with us! – with live music, exciting guests and discussions, as well as a get-together with students, teachers, and guests.

In cooperation with AStA HfM Hanns Eisler