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Grants from the Ad Infinitum Foundation I Lucia Loeser Foundation

Grants from the Ad Infinitum Foundation and Lucia Loeser Foundation

Since 2009, the Ad Infinitum Foundation (AIF) has supported talented students at the Faculties of Music and Performing Arts who have particularly pressing financial need. According to the same principles, additional grants can be awarded of the Lucia Loeser Foundation. The AIF guidelines for awarding scholarships are available in the Artistic Administration Office of the Faculty of Music (KBB).

Important Information

The improvement of the economic situation may result in the adjustment of the scholarship amount during the funding period. As of income of € 1300 per month available to me, the university may discontinue the scholarship and, if necessary, demand repayments.

Prize money during this scholarship up to a total of € 3000 per year does not have to be reported.

Key information

  • Funding for students in the artistic education degree programmes, orchestral instruments, piano, organ, conducting, composition and voice/musical theatre
  • Funding period is up to twelve months, 1 October to 30 September
  • Grants of up to € 700 per month (BAföG recipients can receive a scholarship in the maximum amount of € 522)

Eligibility criteria

  • No older than 29 years of age at the beginning of the grant period (reference date: 1 October)
  • No farther than the 7th semester at the beginning of the grant period (contact us in case you don't study a BA or MA-program)
  • Grants are limited to a maximum of two academic years
  • Maximum income per month, a possible scholarship included: € 1300 (through allowance, fees etc.), the minimum per scholarship is € 300 (i.e. the income from alimony, fees, other scholarships or Bafög etc. can amount to a maximum of € 1000)

Application deadlines

  • prospective 1-31 Jan. Call for grant applications/ Application period
  • Dec. and Jan. Optional consultations for grants and applications (by appointment)
  • up to 31 Jan. Application deadline
  • up to 1 March Invitation to auditions or letter of rejection
  • 17 April (expected) Auditions 
  • by 30 June Decision regarding grants
  • 1 Oct Beginning of the grant period


All interested students are strongly encouraged to seek advice in a consultation meeting with the Artistic Administration Office regarding their chances of obtaining a grant. Support in completing the application is also available if requested.


For further information please contact the Artistic Administration Office (KBB), please make an appointment by e-mail.

Artistic Administration Office (KBB)
Yulia Vashchenko, Marianne Karthäuser
Bundesallee 1-12, Room 111 or Fasanenstr. 1b, Room 211


Completed application forms must be submitted to the Artistic Administration Office of the Faculty of Music together with the following documents no later than 31 January:

  1. Detailed curriculum vitae that outlines both the applicant's musical career as well as his/her life circumstances, interests and professional goals
  2. Bank statements for the last three months for all existing accounts
  3. Documents (contract copies: rental agreements, current employment contracts, etc; last tax assessment notice if available)
  4. Student identification
  5. Repertoire for the audition (see below)
  6. Confirmation from the teacher
  7. Signed confirmation e-mail, which you will receive at your e-mail address after submitting the form


Orchestral instruments, piano, organ, voice/musical theatre art education programmes:

  • Duration approx. 10 minutes
  • Repertoire: three pieces from three different periods, including at least one solo; individual movements are an option

Composition programme:

  • Approx. 20 minute colloquium on a more recent composition, which a teaching staff member from the Institute for New Music leads with the applicant
  • Lecturer must be approached by the applicant himself/herself
  • Score must be submitted together with the application (as a PDF and in printed form, in triplicate)

Conducting programme:

  • Approx. 10-minute audition in front of the jury accompanied by two pianos
  • Please organise the piano player yourself, the UdK Berlin will not pay any fees
  • Repertoire: e.g. one of Beethoven's symphonies

Programmes at Jazz Institut Berlin (JIB):

  • Duration approx. 10 minutes
  • Repertoire: Three stylistically different titles of different tempos with a high improvisational content.