_Evidence of qualification for entry (general or subject-specific university entrance certificate). Official database on the equivalence of international educational achievements: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html
_Succesfully passing the aptitude test (in Essen or in Tours)
_with admission, the enrolment for studies at the three Universities Essen, Tours and German-French Hochschule (DFH) is required.
_Applicants have to verify proof of language level Delf B1 (for French students: German equivalent) with the application. A passed advanced course French in Abitur, an Abitur with bilingual component or an ABIBAC are equivalent to a DELF B2. All these prospective students are entitled to study without any further DELF-Certificate.
_The required levels of language skills at Folkwang University of the Arts are in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
_50 € application fee: For your application a fee of € 50 is due. The amount will be shown to you in the application form.
_No tuition fees are charged at Folkwang.
_Each semester all students have to pay a social contribution for the services of the Student Union, a student contribution for the work of the AStA (General Student Committee) and the VRR/NRW ticket. A breakdown of the amounts plus information on how to pay is available here.
Folkwang actively supports the call of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to train people with disabilities as artists and therefore particularly welcomes applications for the guest student programme, regular study courses and requests for inclusive cooperation projects. Prospective students should make use of the possibility of a counselling meeting with the Representative for students with disability or chronic illness in advance.
Applications must be submitted via the Folkwang Application Portal by the end of the application period on 15 March (for the following winter semester). The portal is open for applications from 15 January to 15 March.
For the application you have to upload the following in the portal:
A) YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS
_Curriculum Vitae in tabular form (desired)
_Passport photograph (optional)
_School-leaving certificate from the last school attended
_If applicable, degree certificate, transcript of records and/or certificate of enrolment from the university(ies) attended to date
_If applicable, certificate of foreign university entrance examination such as APS certificate / American College Test (ACT) / College Scholastic Ability Test / University Entrance Examination Center Test or other international educational achievements that constitute a university entrance qualification for Germany such as completed periods of studies; country-specific information: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html
_If you do not bring your own répétiteur to the qualifying examination, piano sheet music for the Folkwang répétiteur.
B) COMPLETION OF APPLICATION
_Proof of payment of the application fee (bank statement)
The aptitude test in Essen for the French-German study course Musicology usually takes place at the end of May/early June. Please note that you will have to be on site for the aptitude test.
The aptitude test consists of two parts:
A sample test to help you prepare for the theory test can be found here:
Enrolement FROM winter semester 2022/23
Enrolement FROM winter semester 2017/18
Enrolement BEFORE winter semester 2017/18
Only after you have successfully applied for a study place is your last step in the application process enrolment. Enrolment takes place at the end of September for the start of studies in October and at the end of March for the start of studies in April. Please refer to your letter of admission for the exact period.
Further information on the procedure and documents can be found on the websites on enrolment.