Academics / B.A. World Music / Application

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The application phase for prospective World Music students begin begins in January of each year. Application documents must be postmarked by 30 April. Each year, approx. 12 new students will be admitted to the World Music B.A. programme. The programme always begins in the winter semester.

Those who wish to participate in the entrance exam, usually in June each year, must submit the following application documents by 20 May of the same year:

  • Completely filled in application form
  • Proof of a university degree with a standard period of study of at least 6 semesters in the form of a certified copy of your graduation transcript and diploma or, if the degree has not been completed at the time of application, a current transcript. You may then deliver the graduation transcript at the time of your entrance exam or at the latest at your enrolment.
  • USB stick containing relevant productions. CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays and diskettes will not be accepted. At least one of the titles should also be submitted as a live video (either solo or with a band, maximum 200 MB).
  • CV in tabular form
  • Proof of required level of German language, at least level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, e.g. DSH exam level 2, must be supplied by the end of the first semester. (This is not necessary for German citizens graduated from German schools, those who have been educated in Germany or those who have a university entrance qualification from a foreign institution with German as the language of instruction.)

Information for foreign applicants and German applicants with foreign school qualifications
Applicants from abroad
  • A valid visa/residence permit must be submitted at the latest by the start of the programme.
  • International applicants must attach a certificate to their university qualification stating that it is equivalent to the German Abitur (A-levels) or university degree. Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart) is currently in charge of validating foreign university qualifications. Click here to apply to have your degree recognised.

    Studiensekretariat der Akademie der Bildenden Künste
    Am Weißenhof 1
    70191 Stuttgart
    Phone: +49 711 284400

    Note: A degree obtained in Germany also serves as a certificate of equivalence for a foreign secondary school diploma.

Applicants with German nationality and a foreign school leaving certificate
For German citizens with foreign secondary school degrees, please contact: Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, Abt. 7 Schule und Bildung, Anerkennungsstelle, Postfach 103642, 70031 Stuttgart, Tel.: +49 711 904 17170.


Student Office
Fon: +49 621 53397200  E-Mail: studierendenbuero@popakademie.de


Please send all application documents to the following address:

Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
Bewerbung Weltmusik
Hafenstraße 33
68159 Mannheim

Please understand that we are unable to return your application documents upon completion of the application process.