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Universitat der Kunste Berlin CON EXC
Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 1 & Sem 2),
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
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Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
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Postgraduate coursework, Undergraduate
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Agreement Scope:
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
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Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
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2019 Ranking:
Not applicable
Program Description:
Program Description:


Location: Berlin
Year established: 1696
Student population: 3,500 (1,100 international students)

Universität der Künste Berlin, or Berlin University of the Arts, is one of the world‘s largest and most diverse arts universities. It is very traditional and is famous for delivering high quality arts education. It is one of the few art colleges in Germany to have full university status.

The University is one of Berlin’s key cultural venues, with students presenting their work to the public almost every day in the theatre or two big concert halls. High calibre students receive traditional theoretical education as well as individual tuition aimed at developing their skills as an artist. The University is a network of colleges which enable an interdisciplinary approach and encourage students to experiment with other art forms. It is the only University that trains art and music teachers and there is a wide range of research activity.
Unique characteristics
The University is organised into four faculties, Fine Art, Architecture, Media and Design, Music and Performing Arts. The College of Music offers a wide range of subjects in more than 40 programs covering almost all professions of music. The Institute of Continuing Education offers professional programs for graduates including Music Therapy, Sound Studies, Art in Context, and Leadership in Digital Communication. There are two inter-university centres, The Jazz Institute Berlin (JIB) and the Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT), linking students to people from other institutions and the wider Berlin music industry.
Berlin offers a rich cultural life and attracts artists and musicians from all over the world. It’s the party city that never seems to sleep. Here you can enjoy entertainment in small basement venues to huge dance clubs, sample German food and beer, go to the symphony or theatre, and learn about the city’s rich history. 

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:


Arts Music

Composition & Music Technology

Contemporary Music

Jazz Studies


Music Education


Exclusions apply - 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.

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Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in German.
Language Requirements
German language courses are available free of charge.

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

Housing options are offered by the host university.
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.

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Useful Information

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Students are required to register at the Office of International relations upon arrival.

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

Information from German Missions in Australia.

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Student Experiences

Be bold, go to Berlin and tell us all about your experience!

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