Application procedure (music)

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On this page you will find a step-by-step guide to the application process for the partial degree program in Music Teaching - from preparing for the aptitude test to enrolling at the University of Kassel.

General information on the topics of teacher training, applying for a place and offers for prospective students can be found under the following links:

Step-by-step instructions

  1. 1.Information and advice

    On the homepage of the music subprogram you can familiarize yourself with the structure of the program. On the homepage of the Institute of Music you will also find information about the various subject areas represented at the Institute, the artistic, scientific and pedagogical teaching staff, as well as ensembles and current events. 

    Find out about the process and requirements of the qualifying exams and how to apply.

  2. 2.Registration for the qualifying examination

    You must submit the application for the aptitude test and the required documents by April 30, 2024.

    Extension of the registration deadline until May 15, 2024

    Registration form for the aptitude test

    As the L1/ L2/L3 degree programs involve very different professional fields and therefore also different aptitude tests, please only apply for one teaching degree program.

    Please send the completed application form and your application documents to by post by May 15, 2024.

    Applicants with international degree certificates must apply for the aptitude test via uni-assist by April 30, 2024. Please also note the information on proof of German language skills.

  3. 3.Preparation for the proficiency test

    We offer a range of aids to help you prepare for the aptitude test:

    - Sample tasks and information sheets on the aptitude tests

    - A preliminary discussion with the student representatives (student council), in which you can go through the exam situation in advance

    - Participation in the student council preparation weekend

    - Discussions with our student study advisor 

    - Contact with our instrumental teachers, for example to get advice on suitable examination pieces.

  4. 4.Suitability test

    After we have reviewed your complete application materials received by the deadline, we will invite you to take the qualifying exam for your respective grade level. The exam usually takes place on a weekend (Friday/Saturday) in June or July.

    Qualifying examination: dates, information, sample tasks

    We will let you know whether you have passed the aptitude test after your practical test.

  5. 5.Application and enrollment

    With the proof of having passed the qualifying examination, which we will send to you by mail, you can apply for the music subprogram of the respective school level within two years.