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Application

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Please apply early enough before the deadline, specially when you have to apply for a visa.

Entrance Exams

You can apply for the summer semester 2017/18 between October 15th and December 15th, 2017. This is only possible online.

Please note:

The rules, how to apply for the piano programs differ from the rules for other instruments . Only the regulations described in this text are relevant for you. Please read carefully.

Korean applicants, Attention!
Please do not give us an address with the ending "@hanmail.net". Quite often hanmail returns our messages with the remark that it cannot be delivered. This means that we cannot communicate with you or send you an invitation.

 

Study courses you can apply for:

Bachelor Piano (Bachelor of Music)
Master Piano solo (Master of Music)
Master Piano solo and Chamber Music and/or Lied accompaniment
Konzertexamen Piano

 

Entrance Exam for Bachelor Piano (Bachelor of Music)


Dates:
1st Round: February 3rd, 2018
2nd Round: February 4th, 2018
Theory Tests and Individual Interviews: February 5th, 2018

Repertoire:
- one work by J. S. Bach
- one sonata by J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart or L. v. Beethoven
- one work from the Romantic Period or later

-> Only complete works will be accepted (no individual movements).

- short sight-reading



Entrance Exam for Master Piano (Master of Music)
For both our Master programs the same dates and the same repertoire requirements apply.

Dates:
1st Round: February 2nd, 2018
2nd Round: February 4th, 2018
Individual Interviews: February 5th, 2018

Repertoire:
- one major work or three Preludes and Fugues by J. S. Bach
- one sonata by J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart or L. v. Beethoven
- one work from the Romantic Period
- one work from the Impressionist or Neoclassical Period
- one work composed after 1950
- one Etude by F. Chopin
      
-> Only complete works will be accepted (no individual movements).

- short sight-reading

Prerequisite for the Application for Master:
Bachelor majoring in Piano Performance at a recognized institution

 

 

Entrance Exam for Konzertexamen Piano

Date:
January 22nd, 2018

Repertoire:
Four important and complete works from four different periods.

Prerequisite for the Application to Konzertexamen:
Master majoring in Piano Performance at a recognized institution

Application

Application Procedure for Bachelor and Master:

You have to apply online between October 15th, 2017 and December 15th, 2017. Please be aware that the application procedure for piano is partly different from the procedure for other instruments.

Here is the link for the online application (please click under "Desired degree" on "Bachelor of Music" or "Master of Music"):

If you see the German text, click on the British flag on top of the page.
The online application is available as of October 15th.

After applying online, you will receive your application number as well as the application form (in PDF format). Along with the application form, you must bring all the required documents to the entrance exam (see list below).
Please do NOT send your documents by mail.
The invitation to the entrance exams on February 2nd/3rd, 2018 will be sent by email by the Piano Department.

If you have any questions, please write to the following email address:
klavier@udk-berlin.de

Required Documents:
 
- a completed and printed application form
- a copy of your passport
- a payment confirmation of the 30€ application fee (PDF:25KB)

- Curriculum Vitae (in tabular form)
- for BA applicants: a copy of your most recent academic transcript, if available
- for MA applicants: a copy of your academic certificate of the Bachelor Degree

If you did not graduate from a German-speaking high school:
- a certification of German Language Level A2 or higher (If you do not have a language certificate, please refer to "Foreign applicants - Language proficiency")

Starting January 30th (Master applicants) or 31st (Bachelor applicants) 2018, you can practice at the UdK. In order to get a room key, you have to show your Entrance Exam Invitation and a piece of identification (Passport, ID Card or Student ID)
The usual rules regarding practice rooms apply.

continue reading "On the Day of the Entrance Exam"

 

Konzertexamen Klavier


Entrance Exam: January 22nd, 2018

Repertoire:
Four important and complete works from four different periods.

Prerequisite for the Application to KE:


Master majoring in Piano Performance at a recognized institution

You have to apply online between October 15th, 2017 and December 15th, 2017. Please be aware that the application procedure for piano is partly different from the procedure for other instruments.

Here is the link for the online application:

The online application is available  as of October 15th.
After applying online, you will receive your application number as well as the application form (in PDF format). Along with the application form, you must bring all the required documents to the entrance exam (see list below).
Please do NOT send your documents by mail.
The invitation to the entrance exam on January 22nd, 2018 will be sent by email by the Piano Department.

If you have any questions, please write to the following email address:
klavier@udk-berlin.de

Required Documents:

- a completed and printed application form
- a copy of your passport
- a payment confirmation of the 30€ application fee (PDF:25KB)
- Curriculum Vitae (in tabular form)
- a copy of your academic certificate of the Master Degree

If you did not graduate from a German-speaking high school:
- a certification of German Language Level A2 or higher


Starting January 19th, 2018, you can practice at the UdK. in order to get a room key, you have to show your Entrance Exam Invitation and a form of identification (Passport, ID Card or Student ID)
The usual rules regarding practice rooms apply.

At the registration on the day of the entrance exam for the Konzertexamen (KE, January 22nd, 2018), you must bring all the required documents with you so that you can be registered to the Immatrikulations- und Prüfungsamt (IPA) if you have been selected after the deliberation, which will take place immediately after the entrance exam.

On the Day of the Entrance Exam

Bachelor and Master:

On the day of your entrance exam, please come to the Konzertsaal der Universität der Künste, Hardenbergstrasse (Entrance at Fasanenstrasse 1B, 10623 Berlin) at 9 am to register. There you will be given your audition time.

For the registration for the first round, you must bring:

       - the fully completed, printed, and signed application form
       - a bank confirmation of your payment of the 30€ application fee
       - the printed Curriculum Vitae (in tabular form)

You will be asked to bring the remaining required documents to the second round if you have passed the first round.

Important: Without the application form and the payment confirmation, you will not be allowed to participate in the entrance exam!

At the end of each audition day in the first round, there will be an announcement regarding candidates who have successfully entered the second round and their audition times.

For the audition in the second round, you must bring:

- a copy of your most recent academic transcript
- a documentation of any previously completed university-level course work and any relevant programs to the degree that you are applying for (check with us well in advance if you are unsure)
- a copy (if applicable) of your Bachelor of Arts (Music) or Master of Arts (Music) certificate

Important: Without these documents, you will not be allowed to participate in the second round.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your audition.

After the second round, the audition panel will decide who has passed the entrance exam.

 

Additional Processes:

On February 5th, 2018, the candidates who are recommended to the Dean for the Bachelor and Master programs will be asked to meet with a member of the audition commission in order to collect all the required documents as a part of your application.

All the required documents must be presented at this meeting.

Without all the necessary documents, your application cannot be processed. All of this will be concluded in the morning of February 5th, 2018.


The files collected at this meeting will be passed on to the Immatrikulations- und Prüfungsamt (IPA).

The selected candidates will receive a formal notification from the Immatrikulations- und Prüfungsamt (IPA) on their acceptance and additional information concerning the beginning of studies in Berlin. 

 

 

Konzertexamen

On the day of your entrance exam, plaese come to the Konzertsaal der Universität der Künste, Hardenbergstrasse (Entrance at Fasanenstrasse 1B, 10623 Berlin) at 9.30 am to register. There you will be given your audition time.

For the registration you must bring:

       - the fully completed, printed, and signed application form
       - a bank confirmation of your payment of the 30€ application fee
       - the printed Curriculum Vitae (in tabular form)

You will be asked to bring the remaining required documents to the second round if you have passed the first round.

Important: Without the application form and the payment confirmation, you will not be allowed to participate in the entrance exam!

The panel will decide immediately after the auditions who passed, and in those cases the files will be completed for the Immatrikulations- und Prüfungsamt. At this point you have to present all the required documents.

Music Theory

Successful Bachelor candidates who cannot present a valid music theory certificate, will have to participate in a theory test on February 5th, 2018 at 8:30 in Room 322 of the building Fasanenstrasse 1B, 10623 Berlin. Only candidates who successfully passed the test will be accepted.

For Foreign Applicants

UNI ASSIST:

After you have been invited to study at the UdK, you will be asked to submit your most recent academic transcripts to UNI ASSIST for verification (Vorprüfungsdokumentation). This is relevant only for applicants for the master program who have not yet studied in Germany.


Information on UNI ASSIST

 

Entry Visa:

You will receive the invitation to the entrance exam shortly after you have applied online. This invitation can be used to assist you with your entry visa application at a German Consulate or Embassy. Please be aware of the long processing times of these visa applications and make sure you apply well in advance. In case the Consulate or Embassy needs the invitation in a more specific form, let us know.


Language Proficiency:

If you cannot present a certificate for Level B2 in German Proficiency at the time of the audition, you must attain at least Level A2 in German Proficiency before you are allowed to start studying at the university. There are courses at the Goethe-Institut, Hartnack-Schule, and others in which you can enroll. The Technische Universität Berlin also offers a course during the Summer Semester Break.

After you have attained Level A2, you will be allowed to start studying at UdK in the following semester for a period of two semesters.

You are expected to have attained Level B2 in German Proficiency by the end of your second semester at the university. This is a mandatory requirement for continuing your studies beyond the second semester. The UdK Berlin offers language courses for students.

The language certificates are to be presented at the individual interviews following the entrance exams. We will address your individual concerns and assist you in finding solutions regarding the language requirement.


Further Links:

Student advisory service

 

 

 

F.A.Q.

How is the academic year organized in Berlin?

In Germany, the academic year is divided into two semesters: the winter semester at UdK usually begins in the second half of October and ends around the middle of February. The summer semester begins in the second half of April and ends mid-July.

When do the entrance examinations take place?

The exams are usually at the the end of January/beginning of February for the summer semester and end of June/early July for the winter semester.

When is the application deadline?

You can apply between October 15th and December 15th for the summer semester, and between March 15th and May 15th for the winter semester. These dates may vary slightly. Therefore, please check for updates under www.udk-berlin.de


How long is the course of study?

Bachelor: 8 semesters
Master: 4 semesters
Konzertexamen: 4 semesters

Which works have to be prepared for the entrance examination?

see "Application"

 

If you still have any questions left about the application process or the course of studies, please contact the piano department only at:

klavier@udk-berlin.de