Admission and Enrollment

Admission and Enrollment

A prerequisite for studying at the Vienna Beethoven Conservatory is the successful completion of the entrance examination. If this is passed successfully, the student will be allocated to the appropriate year/semester of the main or perfection programme according to their artistic level. Students who pass the aptitude test will be placed in the preliminary study programme.

The Recognition of certificates and degrees other universities, conservatories and post-secondary educational institutions can be applied for (certificates that are not in German or English require a certified translation).

Entrance examination

A repertoire that corresponds to your current artistic level must be prepared for the entrance examination. You can find more information on the requirements specific to the degree programme that must be fulfilled for the entrance examination on the page Fields of study.

Tip: The programme should be well adapted to your own ability and not too difficult - it is better to play an easier piece very well than to perform a piece that is too difficult badly.

Die Aufnahmeprüfung ist gebührenfrei, da die Kosten für die Aufnahmeprüfung in den jährlichen Kosten für die Ausbildung der Studierenden enthalten sind.

Applicants from third countries will receive a confirmation of admission to the entrance examination for any visa application that may be required.

Registration for the entrance examination

The Application form must be completed in full and sent to the following e-mail address:

Aufnahmeprüfung für das Sommersemester 2024:

The entrance examinations (individual appointments) will take place from 10.1.2022 to 4.2.2022. Registration is possible until 23.12.2021 at the latest.

Under special circumstances, a Online exam via Skype or Zoom is permitted.

Depending on the availability of study places, entrance examination dates are also offered outside the above-mentioned period.


Summer term 2022: 14 February 2022 - 1 July 2022
Winter semester 2022/2023: 5 September 2022 - 3 February 2023
Days off and holidays 2021/22: See Holiday regulations (PDF)

Application and enrolment

Within one week of successfully passing the entrance examination, applicants can register at the Student Administration Office or register online for the programme. The tuition contract is generally concluded for one academic year.

Depending on the availability of study places, you can start your degree programme in either the winter or summer semester.

Please bring the following documents with you when you register or enrol:

  • Passport and - if required - visa
  • 2 passport photos
  • Enrolment fee and tuition fee for the first semester
Tuition fees

You can find more information on tuition fees on the page Fields of study (click on the subject area and the desired degree programme).

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