FAQ about the aptitude tests and auditions

Zwei Studienbewerber*innen werden im Foyer der HfMDK von einem studentischen Mitarbeiter zur Eignungsprüfung beraten.
(Foto: Lena Bils)

What is tested in the aptitude test?

The aptitude tests of our study programs are individually tailored to these study programs. Therefore, please inform yourself in the aptitude test regulations and on the corresponding study program page. There you will find out more about the parts of the examination that you must take and pass.

Lesefassung: Eignungsprüfungsordnung der HfMDK Frankfurt

[Nicht-amtliche Lesefassung. Stand: 23.12.2021] Gültig für die Eignungsprüfungen zum SoSe 2023. // Valid for the aptitude tests for the 2023 summer semester.

When will I know the result of my aptitude test?

After the aptitude tests, the university sends out notifications as to whether or not you will receive a study place. The processing time is influenced, among other things, by the number of applicants - therefore we cannot give an exact time window. However, we always try to inform you as soon as possible.

Can I practice for the aptitude at the HfMDK?

On your exam day(s), we will assign you practice rooms at the university. As a rule, this will give you the opportunity to settle in for 30 to 60 minutes before the exam. Beyond that, we are unfortunately unable to provide extra rooms for applicants.

Plakat an einer Glastür, die zu Überäumen der HfMDK führt. Aufschrift: Your practice starts right here.
(Foto: Lena Bils)

What happens during the aptitude test week?

During the week of June 20-25, all aptitude tests for our degree programs in Instrumental Studies and Conducting (Focus performance), Teaching music in schools, Historical Interpretation Practice, Instrumental Studies (Focus teaching) , Voice, Composition, Church Music, the Young Academy, or Chamber Music will take place.

Applicants usually arrive at the university in the morning (depending on the invitation) and take the necessary parts of the examination - sometimes in one day, sometimes several appointments over several days are necessary. This means that you will have to plan for some waiting time during the day - our courtyard, the refectory or cafés in the vicinity are also inviting places to spend time together with other applicants.

Who can help me at the university if I have a question?

Our study service is available for on site: We can be found in the foyer during the aptitude tests – our full-time and student employees are there for you.

Can I borrow sheet music for my audition at the university?

Borrowing from us is only possible for enrolled students. You should therefore be sure to bring your sheet music with you. In case of emergency we will gladly try to help.

Zwei Studienbewerberinnen für Geige spielen sich vor der Eignungsprüfung ein.
(Foto: Lena Bils)

What should I wear for my audition?

There is no dress code for the auditions - just choose clothes you feel comfortable in.

Is there a checkroom where I can leave my suitcase or instrument?

Unfortunately, no. You must keep track of your own luggage and instrument during your stay at the university.


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