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Studying abroad with Erasmus

The Münster University of Music is an outspoken advocate of international mobility of students, instructors and university staff.

The Erasmus programme was established by the European Union in 1987. Erasmus is part of its comprehensive higher education programme for lifelong learning and focuses on promoting academic mobility of students, instructors and university staff. Erasmus encourages transnational cooperation between European universities, as well as between higher education institutions and industry. The programme expressly aims to establish a European Higher Education Area in accordance with the Bologna Process.

Various studies have shown that study abroad not only enriches students’ artistic education, but also strengthens their foreign language skills, intercultural competence, and self-confidence.

  • ERASMUS - Outgoing

    Students of the Münster University of Music can apply for an Erasmus scholarship to study for either one or two semesters at a partner university. To be eligible for an Erasmus scholarship, students must have completed at least two semesters of study at the University of Music.

    The Erasmus scholarship
    Students who study abroad at a foreign partner institution receive a monthly Erasmus scholarship payment. Please note: Erasmus mobility funding is not granted as a full scholarship, i.e. it only serves to offset the total expenses of studying in the host country.

    Application deadline for Erasmus funding
    The deadline for submitting your application for study abroad for the next academic year (winter and summer semester) is usually 31st March. We recommend contacting the partner university directly for information on the exact deadline.

    Duration of study for Erasmus scholarship recipients
    In agreement with the partner university, most Erasmus scholarship recipients study abroad for a minimum of three months to a maximum of one year. The period of study abroad as well as all degree-relevant examinations are fully recognised by the Münster University of Music. We strongly recommend that students arrange a personal consultation with the Dean of Studies prior to beginning their visit abroad.
    Erasmus students receive a full tuition fee waiver at home and in the host country for the duration of the Erasmus study abroad programme.

    Application for an Erasmus scholarship to study abroad

    Required documents:

    1. Informal letter of application addressed to the respective International Office with the following information:
      > applicant’s postal address, phone number, mobile number and email address.
      > desired degree programme, area of study and choice of instructor (if applicable)
      > desired duration of the Erasmus visit (one or two semesters).
    2. AEC student application form
    3. AEC learning agreement
    4. Letter of recommendation by your professor responsible for your major (written in English for study visits in non-German-speaking countries)
    5. CD/DVD or video file (e.g. YouTube link) with information about the recorded works
    6. Curriculum vitae (in English for study visits in non-German-speaking countries)
    7. Transcript of records (ToR)
    8. Letter of motivation (written in English for study visits in non-German-speaking countries).
  • ERASMUS - Incoming

    Deadline for Erasmus applications

    The deadline for applications for the next academic year (winter semester) is 15 April. Erasmus students can commence their studies at the Münster University of Music both in the winter and summer semester.

    Applying for an Erasmus study visit abroad

    If you are interested in studying at the Münster University of Music through the Erasmus programme, please send the following documents to the International Office of the University of Münster:

    1. Informal letter of application addressed to the International Office with the following information:
      > your postal address, phone number, mobile number and email address
      > your desired degree programme, or subject of study and choice of instructor
      > the desired duration of your Erasmus visit (i.e. one or two semesters)
    2. Accompanying letter from the Erasmus coordination office at your home university
    3. AEC student application form
    4. AEC learning agreement
    5. CV (in German or English)
    6. CD or DVD of your musical performance with information about the corresponding works
    7. Transcript of records (ToR)

     

     

     

  • International partnerships of the Münster University of Music

    Erasmus partnerships

    Erasmus university partnership agreements with the Münster University of Music:

    Austria

    • VMI-Vienna Music Institute Conservatory for Contemporary Music, Vienna, Austria

    Denmark

    • The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Estonia

    • Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, Tallinn, Estonia

    France

    • École Supérieure Musique et Danse Hauts-de, Lille

    Hungary

    • Faculty of Music der University of Debrecen in Debrecen, Hungary

    Italy

    • Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Martucci, Salerno, Italy
    • Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Giulio Briccialdi”, Terni, Italy
    • Conservatorio A. Pedrollo di Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy
    • Conservatorio di Musica "A. Vivaldi" Alessandria, Italy
    • Conservatorio Statale di Musica "G. Rossini", Pesaro, Italy

    Poland

    • Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music, Dansk, Poland

    Portugal

    • Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo do IPP (ESMAE), Porto, Portugal

    Slovenia

    • Akademija za glasbo Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Spain

    • Conservatorio Superior de Música De Castilla la Mancha, Albacete, Spain
    • Conservatorio Superior de Música Rafael Orozco de Córdoba, Spain

    Sweden

    • Kunglia Musikhögskolan i Stockholm (KMH), Stockholm, Sweden

    Memberships

    • AEC (Association Européenne des Conservatoires, Académies des Musique et Musikhochschulen) home page
    • Regional conference of music school directors of the Münster administrative district
    • ALMS (Associations of Director of Music Education Degree Programmes in Federal Republic of Germany)
    • Association of Music Education Degree Programmes in NRW

    Further partnerships

    • Departmento de Música da FFCLRP der Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
    • Pai-Chai-University, Daejon (South Korea)
    • Tambower State Academy of Musical Education (Russia)
    • Belarusian State Academy of Music in Minsk (Belarus)
    • Cooperation with regional music schools

     

  • PROMOS Programme to increase mobility of German students

    PROMOS is a mobility programme funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) which finances short-term (up to six-month) study visits abroad for German students. Students enrolled at the University of Münster can apply directly to the University for financial support to finance certain study-related projects abroad. In addition to German students or those considered equivalent in accordance with § 8 BAföG, non-German students and graduates can now apply for PROMOS funding as well, provided that they are enrolled in a degree programme at a German university and intend to earn their degree or pursue a doctorate at a German university. The new rule is valid for a two-year trial phase. Visits to one’s home country are excluded from funding. Applications for short-term or one-year scholarships for doctoral candidates and one-year scholarships for students should be submitted directly to the DAAD.

    PROMOS scholarship recipients are selected by their respective faculties. All application documents must be submitted to the International Office of the University of Münster by the following deadlines:

    • 15 October for projects scheduled to commence between January and June of the following year
    • 15 April for projects scheduled to commence between July and December of the following year

    Visit the website of the International Office for more information on the required application documents.

    Please note that your application documents must be submitted in a single PDF file, otherwise your application will be not be considered.

    The Dean’s Office, the PROMOS representative and a member of the faculty board are responsible for selecting scholarship holders in the Faculty of Music.

    Master courses abroad and international competitions are eligible for PROMOS funding with corresponding proof of participation.
    Preference is given to those who wish to participate in master courses during the lecture-free period with instructors who are not members of the Faculty of Music (FB 15) of the University of Münster.