What kind of language skills do I need?

Foreign Applicants for the bachelor degree programmes and most of the artistic master courses require a knowledge of German on level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR) by a recognized language test. German on level C1 is prerequisition for the music education master programmes and the master programmes choir and ensemble conducting and church music.

Equivalent certificates:
• Goethe-Zertifikat B1I C1 or
• TestDaF Level 2 I 3 or
• Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH-1 I DSH-2).

Classes are taught in German language and for all classes German on a good working level is essential. Please note: If the examiners find that an applicant's knowledge of German is not sufficient at the time of the entrance examination, the applicant is not admitted to the courses .

Every term, the HMT Leipzig offers special language courses of German language for beginners and advanced students.


Where to do I have to transfer the application fee?

Please transfer the application fee to the following account:

recipient: Hauptkasse des Freistaates Sachsen, AST Chemnitz


IBAN:            DE22 8600 0000 0086 0015 22

BIC:              MARK DEF1 860

Deutsche Bundesbank

Zeile 1:       7040 00380-9

Zeile 2:       BNR: Name, Vorname



Are there any age limits?

At the beginning of the admission semester the following age limits apply:


study programme
max. age
master's programme drama

24 years

bachelor's programme 1st semester every artistical study programme (exceptions: Composition/ Tonal Writung, Early Music, Organ, Choir and Ensemble Conducting)
For the enrolment in the 5th semester the age limit is raised 2 years.

Study programmes for a teacher education don´t have an age limit.

25 years

master's programme every artistical study programme (exceptions: Composition/ Tonal Writung, Electroacoustics, Early Music, Organ, Choir and Ensemble Conducting)

Study programmes for a teacher education don´t have an age limit.

30 years

master class [Meisterklasse] (exceptions: Composition, Electroacoustics, Early Music, Organ, Choir and Ensemble Conducting)

32 years



How does the programme for my entrance examination has to look like?

The programme for the entrance examination is a list of the pieces that you want to present to your examiners. A simple breakdown of the (movements, opus, etc.) and the composers / authors is sufficient. Please do not send music sheets, unless you are specifically asked for them. The sheet music for the accompanist or the examination board, please bring on the day of your examination.



Do I need the A-levels (Abitur)?

With the exception of the study programmes in dramaturgy, music education and musicology the A-levels is not strictly needed. You definitely will have to take part in aptitude tests or the ntrance examination.


What kind of documents are required?

If you register on the online portal, at the end of the application process, there will be a list of documents to be submitted. In any case, a CV, school and / or college certificates (if excisting) and a proof of the paid application fee is required. For the application in drama, the completed registration form for the aptitude test and a proof of the paid application fee issufficient. Any other documents will be asked for only in the 2nd round.


How many times can I take part in the entrance examinations?

Eine nicht bestandene Aufnahmeprüfung kann im selben Studiengang und Hauptfach einmal wiederholt werden (2 Versuche). Im Studiengang Schauspiel können Sie sowohl den Eignungstest als auch die Aufnahmeprüfung zweimal wiederholen (jeweils 3 Versuche). Bitte beachten Sie, dass eine Prüfung als "nicht bestanden" gewertet wird, wenn Sie unentschuldigt ferngeblieben sind.

A failed entrance exam can be repeated once in the same course and major (2 trials). The drama admission process can be repeated twice (three trials). Please note that absence without excuse will be seen as "failed" examination.


Entry requirements and quarantine regulations

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, entry requirements and quarantine regulations remain in effect, which you should be aware of when planning your entrance exam.

Quarantine is mandatory for applicants from risk areas!

  • a current list of risk areas can be found here:



  • Detail - Information about the quarantine obligation (procedure, end reasons, etc.) can be found here in german and english:


and here:



  • As well as here, in several other languages and with reference to the SMS received upon entry.



On these pages you will also find information for fully vaccinated or recovered persons.


Since the implementation of the quarantine regulations is done by legal decrees of the federal states, please also note the quarantine regulation for Saxony (german version only).


Do you have further questions?

Christa Franz

+49 341 2144 622


Departments of the HMT Leipzig

Departments of the HMT Leipzig

No matter if classical voice, jazz and pop, piano or drama