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Hochschule fur Musik - Freiburg CON EXC
Freiburg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Not Applicable
Program Description:


Location: Freiburg
Year Established: 1946
Student population: 500
The Hochschule für Musik Freiburg is one of Europe‘s most renowned schools of music covering the entire range of traditional music professions. Freiburg is known for its wonderful music scene and is home to the Opera Theatre, the SWR Symphony Orchestra and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.

The Hochschule für Musik Freiburg has attracted prominent musicians past and present and its students regularly receive prestigious international awards. The Hochschule puts on more than 450 public concerts, operas and recitals every year and students perform in numerous ensembles at the school, including the Freiburg Drum Ensemble, the orchestra, the choir, the chamber orchestra, the chamber choir, and the school's big band.

Unique characteristics
The Hochschule offers programs in a broad spectrum of 35 major musical fields, with degree programs ranging undergraduate to doctorate. The Hochschule houses several renowned institutes, including the New Music Institute, the Freiburg Institute for Music Medicine, the Institute of Music Theatre and the Institute of Historical Performance Practice.
The Hochschule originated in the baroque Wentzinger House in the Cathedral Square but is based today in a modern building to the east of Freiburg. Situated between the Rhine Valley and the Black Forest, Freiburg is Germany’s warmest city. Here you can cycle, snowboard, visit the nearby vineyards and enjoy the student nightlife.

Germany - Hochschule fur Musik Freiburg - building 2

Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:


Music Education



Historical Performance


Exclusions - very competitive. 1-2 semester places. Placement also depends on available spaces for a student's nominated instrument at host university. 
Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Winter Semester: October-February
Summer Semester: April-July

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University



The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
Classes at German Universities are graded on a scale of 1-5, with one being the highest possible score and 5 a fail.

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.



Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German. 
Language Requirement
Students wishing to study at the host university should have at least an B1 level of German.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

The host university does not provide housing to students.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas. 

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Orientation will be held prior to the start of semester.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from German Missions in Australia.

Student Experiences

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