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Requirements for application

In order to qualify for application in the MA program Music, Sound, Performance it is required that students acquired a minimum of 20 credit points in musicology or musicology-related modules throughout their BA studies.


Classes are taught in English and German. Term papers can be written also in both English or in German.

When applying for a degree program at Freie Universität Berlin, you must provide proof of German language proficiency at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):

  • C1 CEFR certificate with grades
  • TestDaf with at least level 4 in two parts and level 3 in two parts (i.e. 4/4/3/3)
  • Language assessment test certifying proficiency at level C1 CEFR
  • DSH 1

When enrollingfor a course of study at Freie Universität Berlin, you must prove that your German language skills are at least at the DHS 2 level by submitting one of the following certificates:

  • C2-Certificate from the Goethe Institute
  • TestDaf with at least level 4 in all four parts
  • DSH 2
  • Telc C1-University
  • German Language Diploma of the Conference of Ministers of Education - Second Level (DSD II) 
  • Assessment test of the Studienkolleg

We strongly recommend that you do not take the DSH 2 at the FU, but take one of the alternatives listed here.You can find more information about the language requirements here: 



Students from abroad can apply for funding via the DAAD, Fulbright or the Deutschlandstipendium.


We will follow the general application deadlines for MA students of the FU Berlin and will be open every Spring. More detailed information about this will be published in this page as soon as the concrete deadlines for each application round are known. If you apply with a "Application with Non-German University Entrance Qualification" please follow the link below for more general information:


Applications are made via uni.assist on the following link: https://www.uni-assist.de/en/how-to-apply/apply-online/

Applicants with a German University Entrance Qualification apply here: https://fu-berlin.hispro.de/qisserver/pages/cs/sys/portal/hisinoneStartPage.faces

If you don't have a BA certificate at the time of application, your application will be considered if you can prove that you successfully completed two-thirds of your BA studies. For more information, please see the following link: