Language and Short Courses 2021/2022

Music and Musical Life in Germany Music and Musical Life in Germany

University of Bayreuth • Bayreuth

Course location
In cooperation with

IIK Bayreuth e.V.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: B1, B2, C1, C2
Target group

The course addresses international students of music who are preparing for professional training in the field of arts and music.
Students from other faculties are also welcome to participate if they have reached an advanced level of singing or playing an instrument.


The specialised course "Music and Musical Life in Germany" can only be chosen in combination with and in addition to the language course "Language and Society in Modern Germany". The specialised course in the afternoon takes up eight hours per week and the language course in the morning 20 hours per week. Our weekly programme will be rounded off by practical and informational seminars on German culture and society with 12 hours of lessons per week.

Bayreuth is famous for its yearly Richard Wagner festival, which is an important part of musical life in Germany. It comes as no surprise that the Summer University in Bayreuth offers a special course devoted to musical life in Germany, designed for anyone interested in music.
This course will offer you the opportunity to gain knowledge about the institutions of musical life, musical education and management in Germany. In cooperation with the "Festival of Young Artists" in Bayreuth, you will participate in talks, workshops and performances on the life and work of Richard Wagner.

The closing concert of the Summer University also is regularly organised by the participants of this course. You will have the chance to practise compositions (vocal and instrumental) and perform these on stage in front of all your new-found friends.

Average number of hours per week
Average number of participants per group/course
ECTS points (max.)
Dates and costs
Price only on request
Further information on dates and prices

Date of arrival is one day prior to the course date between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Additional costs can be incurred for the optional parts of the cultural programme (museum visits, excursions).

Funding: application for DAAD-HSK scholarship

For this course DAAD university summer course scholarships (usually starting at language level B1) are available. If you wish to apply for this course, you can find all necessary information about the scholarship programme and its application requirements here. To submit your application, please note the reference number HSK-0062. This number can only be used for presence courses. Applying for attending online courses is not possible.

Teaching language
  • German
Language level of course
  • German: B1, B2, C1, C2
Language requirements

German language skills level B1 or higher

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Is accommodation organised?
Accommodation is arranged by the organiser.
Type of accommodation

We organise single room accommodation. Students may choose between a room in a student dormitory or in a private shared flat. The dormitories feature two-, four-, five- and six-student apartment units, each with a kitchen and single occupancy bedrooms. All dormitories are equipped with a common room as well as a TV room. Dishes and linen are available. In shared flats, kitchens and bathrooms are shared. Costs for accommodation are about 340 EUR per month plus a deposit fee of 100 EUR.


The students' dormitories as well as private shared flats are equipped with cooking facilities. Several grocery stores and restaurants are to be found in the city centre.

Is a social and leisure programme offered?
Description of social and leisure programme

The course fee includes various leisure time activities: literature café, academic seminars, international choir, theatre workshops, movie nights, sports programme, and the almost legendary Summer University parties.
Cultural immersion opportunities include the following: museum visits, local trips, guided city tours. These excursions cost between 1 and 8 EUR. We also offer trips, e.g., to Bamberg, Nuremberg or Regensburg, which cost between 29 and 35 EUR.

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Support in visa matters
Pick-up service from train station/airport

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