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Erasmus Incomings

We are pleased that you are interested in the Erasmus+ programme for an exchange at HfM.

The International Office is here to help and your contact point for questions regarding your exchange:

  • Application
  • Organising your studies
  • Problems and questions during your exchange
  • Certificates

Please contact the International Office after your arrival in Berlin and before your departure.

Our academic calendar can be found under Dates & Deadlines.


It is not possible to apply directly to HfM. You must apply through your own institution within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. Your International Office will then forward your complete application as a PDF to the International Office of HfM.

Application Deadline

  • 1 April for both winter semester (October start) and summer semester (April start)

Application Documents

  • Erasmus+ Application Form (PDF, 78 KB)
  • Learning Agreement (DOCX, 89 KB)
  • CV
  • Recordings of three works of various styles totalling approximately 30 minutes via links.
    The recording is still required if you have already auditioned or will audition for a professor.
  • Several compositions/reworkings/arrangements of varying orchestration in the form of written,fixed scores (Composition, Histrorical and Contemporary Compositional Technique, Electroacoustic Music)
  • Transcript of Records

Please note, incomplete applications will not be considered.

ATTENTION! Exception for Erasmus applications for Jazz: Please apply via Universität der Künste through EASY!

Learning Agreement

The Learning Agreement should include a listing of all the courses you would like to attend at HfM. We offer special Erasmus+ courses for:

  • Strings/Harp/Winds/Percussion
  • Piano/Guitar/Lied Interpretation for Pianists
  • Orchestral Conducting/Choral Conducting/Correpetition
  • Composition/Historical and Contemporary Compositional Technique/Electroacoustic Music
  • Voice

It is also possible to choose from our offered electives which change every semester.

Please clear any changes to your Learning Agreement directly with your home institution.

Language Requirements

  • Language of Instruction: German
  • Language Level Required: German or English, B1
  • HfM offers German language courses as electives for Erasmus+ students

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