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Sound Engineering Bachelor

Application period and entrance requirements

Application period

15 March – 15 April for the following winter semester


Entrance requirements

• General Higher Education Entrance Qualification
• Artistic talent
• Sufficient knowledge of German (language certificate German B1 for application and language certificate German C1 for enrolment)

your application - step by step

All steps mentioned in the following must be taken within the application deadline of the respective study program. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible within the application deadline so that you can clarify any questions that may arise with our StudyGuide in good time.

  1. Register and verify your identity (if you have not already done so in the past) in the Campusmanagement-Portal of the UdK Berlin:
  2. Log in to the Campus Management Portal ( and submit an application for admission to the desired degree program there within the application deadline and upload the following formal documents in a PDF file (max. 20 MB) to the application portal during the application process:

    ● Detailed CV in tabular form
    ● University degree certificate with complete and detailed list of modules (curriculum), foreign certificates have to be handed in as certified translation (German or English)
    (Information for an application with a foreign university degree can be found below)
    Certificate from a medical specialist with an audiogram, not older than one year (100 Hz – 8 KHz)
    Bank statement as proof of payment of the fee of € 30 for processing the application (in case of transfer from abroad proof of payment) or turnover view (in case of online banking). Other proofs/receipts (such as transfer orders) are not accepted.
    ● International applicants must also provide proof of their German language skills: language certificate German B1 for application and language certificate German C1 for enrolment. You can find more information here.
    Transfer students from other univercities must enclose proof of previous study and examination achievements. You can find more information here.

  3. Information on transferring the amount of  30 €  to the following account:
    Kasse der UdK Berlin
    Berliner Volksbank
    IBAN: DE 72 1009 0000 8841 0150 46
    Reason for payment: 35/01036, degree programme, name, application number

    Berliner Volksbank eG
    Budapester Straße 35
    10787 Berlin

    For foreign bank transfers:
    Please make sure that you pay all applicable transfer fees (OUR - sender pays costs) when making the transfer.

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Entrance procedure

What happens after the application?

The entrance examination usually takes place between mid-June and mid-July. You will receive an e-mail approx. 4 weeks before the entrance examination with information on the exact dates and the procedure of the examination.

The entrance exam comprises the following sections:
• Aural test (written paper, approx. 1 h) musical dictate for single and several voices
• Musical-technical hearing test (written paper, approx.1.5h) Listening to a piece of music/musical extracts that are
presented with mistakes, marking the mistakes in a given text of notes; discussion of musical pieces concerning style, genre, tone color, room perception, balance, dynamic, intonation; comparative interpretation of two different recordings of the same musical piece; questions about general music theory, musical and technical acoustics, organology
• Harmony (written paper, approx. 1 h) Composing a simple basso continuo; completing a melody on 8, 12 or 16 bars; composing a second voice
for a given melody A movement for four-voices of an augmented cadence, with a given upper voice and diatonic functions or a respective popular music example
• Aural tests (oral, approx. 5 minutes) Quick recognition of in tervals and triads, dominant seventh chords and its alterations Repetition of a played short melody
• Main instrument (approx. 10 minutes) Presentation of two compositions of medium difficulty of different styles For main subject composition: instead of a presentation on the main instrument, discussion of one of three of the applicant’s own compositions. The compositions have to
be submitted three weeks ahead of the exam.Piano (compulsory unless piano is the main instrument, or composition is the main subject)

Presentation of a simple piece for piano
• Sight-reading of a simple piano piece
• Oral test (if necessary)
Questions concerning musical and technical matters

You can find detailed information on the application, the examination parts as well as preparation instructions, sample exams etc. on the Sound Engineering website: