Admission as a junior student

At the Folkwang University of the Arts, the course for junior students is offered in Music and is aimed at highly talented school pupils. To take up a study as a junior student, the consent of the mainstream school attended is required to attend artistic lectures at Folkwang.

The course for junior students currently consists of 60 minutes individual tuition a week from one of our teaching staff – thus serving as preparation for a subsequent music study course. In this course, it is possible to receive individual tuition in classical music instruments and composition as well as – providing teaching capacity is available – jazz instruments. In addition, subject to available capacities young students can also attend regular Bachelor study course lectures given by Faculties 1 & 2. Contact with the teaching staff is recommended before the application is made. 

Although both study fees and the semester contribution (Studierendenwerk (Student Body), General Student Committee (AStA) and VRR/NRW ticket contributions) are dispensed with in the course for junior students, an application fee is still payable. Information on the application fee is available here. Junior students are not entitled to receive the NRW/VRR semester ticket. They receive the status of a guest student. Upon request, their study and examination performances will be credited in a subsequent study course.

To apply as a junior student, please complete and sign the form below (in the case of minors, the person having parental authority shall sign) and send it together with all other required documents to our university. You will find the exact address and a list of the documents to be submitted in the form.

The application deadline for starting the study in the winter semester (in October) is 15th March, and for starting the study in the summer semester (in April) is 15th November of the previous year. Please note that the application in paper form must have reached us before expiry of the deadline.

Application to participate in the aptitude test for junior students

Applicants for the young student course are requested to prepare a minimum of two works from at least two different stylistic epochs for the aptitude test that have a total duration of not less than 15 minutes. On the day of the test, the examination commission will then select pieces (or individual movements) from the prepared repertoire to be performed. The examination will take at least 10 minutes. There is no music theory test.

If you have any questions, please contact the Central Student Advisory Service