Following any course of study at the Anton Bruckner Private University requires successfully passing an entrance exam. The high-school diploma (Matura) is not a requirement for a Bachelor course.

To be accepted for a Master programme you need a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent qualification.

Applicants with a non-German mother tongue must prove a sufficient mastery of the German language. 

Entrance and Admission examinations

The entrance examination for a Bachelors course in music consists of two parts: a theoretical exam (music theory and ear tests) and an practical/artistic exam (instrumental or vocal audition).

There is also an entrance exam (performance or pedagogical) for the Master programme.

These examinations take place in June or September, depending on the institute.

Dates for admission examinations are to be found under the respective institute in menu Entrance and Admission examinations.  

An online registration is required. Please register here: Online-Registration.


Application Deadlines


Application period

Academy for Gifted Children – Part 1

01.02. - 20.03.

Early Music and Historical Performance Practice

01.02. - 20.03.

Brass Instruments and Percussion

01.02. - 20.03.

Voice and Music Theatre

01.02. - 20.03.

Woodwind Instruments

01.02. - 20.03.

Jazz and Improvised Music

01.02. - 20.03.

Composition and Conducting

01.02. - 20.03.

Music Education – Elementary Music Education

01.02. - 05.04.

String Instruments – Bowed String Instruments

01.02. - 20.03.

String Instruments – Plucked Instruments

01.02. - 20.03.


until 2 weeks before round 1


01.02. - 20.04.

Keyboard Instruments

01.02. - 20.03.

German language certificate

Applicants with a non-German mother tongue must give evidence of competence in the German language.

  • Language diploma for performance Bachelor's degree (KBA) and performance Master's degree (KMA): B1 (GER) 
  • Language diploma for pedagogical Bachelor's degree (PBA): B1 (GER)
  • Language diploma for pedagogical Master's degree (PMA): B2 (GER)