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The application phase to begin the degree programme in the winter semester begins in January of each year. Application materials 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 winter semester.

Those who wish to apply to participate in an entrance exam, usually in June each year, must submit the following application materials by 30 April of the same year:

  • Completed application for admission
  • 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 by 31 December of the year of enrolment.
  • USB stick containing relevant productions. CDs, DVDs, Blu-Rays and diskettes will not be accepted. For the concentration Performing Artist and Educating Artist, 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.)

Additional information for international applicants
  • 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 examining university qualifications. Click here to apply to have your degree recognised.

    Hr. Rummel
    Studiensekretariat der Akademie der Bildenden Künste
    Am Weißenhof 1
    70191 Stuttgart

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

  • Please note: For German citizens with foreign secondary school degrees, please contact: Regierungspräsidium Stuttgart, Abt. 7 Schule und Bildung, Anerkennungsstelle, Postfach 103642, 70031 Stuttgart, Tel.: 0711/9 04 40-700.


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


Please send application materials to the following address:

Popakademie Baden-Württemberg
Bewerbung Weltmusik
Hafenstraße 33
68159 Mannheim

We hope you’ll understand that we are unable to return your application materials upon completion of the application process.