Study funding

Students from countries of the European Union in their first degree studies do not pay tuition fees at the HMT Leipzig.

According to the 20th Social Survey of the Student union "The economic and social situation of students in Germany 2016" the costs of a study without tuition fees amount to an 323€ arises to rent, followed by food costs (168€) and public transport / car etc. (94€).
The cost of living crucially depends on the choice of the city. In a city comparison regarding the average monthly rent (including additional costs) Leipzig performs well above-average with 264€.

The HMT and its partners offers scholarship programmes to support students to make their ends meet.

Scholarship programmes at the HMT Leipzig

The University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and its partners annually offer scholarship programmes for the students to financially support them.

Costs of study at the HMT

Semester fee

A current fee of 240,00 € applies for enrolment [1st semester] and re-registration [the following semesters].
The fee is made up of 235 € for the student union Leipzig (Studentenwerk Leipzig) thereof
fee for social services/DSW-fee: 11,20 €
fee for financing cafeterias and canteens: 63,80 €
MDV-semester ticket (public transport): 155,00 €

  • and 5,00 € for the work of the HMT student council (Studierendenrat). The payment of this fee is mandatory for all students enrolled.

Study programme fees

  • second degree studies [see scale of fees § 7, para. 3]: 900 €
  • For students who are not nationals of a member state of the European Union, a unitary fee is charged for all programmes except the master class studies [see scale of fees § 7, para. 2 an 4]: 1.800 €
  • guest auditors [lectures, seminars, music theory group classes]: 50 €
  • guest auditors [artistic individualised lessons, lessons in artistic small groups]: 750€
  • special class for talented youngsters: 600€

The fees for the different study programmes are to be paid for each semester, the students concerned and students of special class for talented youngsters receive a separate invoice with demand note.



Long-term study fees

Long-term tuition fees are charged at the university in accordance with §12 paragraph (2) of the Sächsisches Hochschulfreiheitsgesetz of 01 January 2013. If the standard period of study specified in the examination regulations for a course of study is exceeded by more than 4 semesters, a fee of 500 EUR is charged for each additional semester upon re-registration.



Information on legal remedies

You can lodge an appeal against the notices within one month of notification. The appeal has no suspensive effect on the payment of the fee.

The objection must be submitted in writing to the head of the Department of Student Affairs | degree programme for international students, Ms. Inka Daubner-Mensching, or be recorded there.

Further services

  • reissuing student ID: 20,00 €
  • certification of documents: 10,00 €
  • enrolment or re-registration after the end of enrolment and re-registration deadline: 25,00 €
  • Application fee [as per scale of fees § 6, para. 1,  for the first and further applications for each application semester] click here for details: 50,00 €


Sebastian Clever

Grassistraße 8

04107 Leipzig

room 113, registrar's office (Studierendensekretariat)

post box 033


 +49 341 2144 626

+49 341 2144 624
Scale of fees of the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig

Scale of fees of the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig