Bachelor Catholic and Protestant Church Music

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Admission to the Bachelor´s Programme Catholic and Protestant Church Music

Admission to the Bachelor´s Programme Catholic and Protestant Church Music presupposes the successfully passing of an entrance exam. The entrance exam consists of two parts (a theoretical and a practical part).


Several optionally registration deadlines are provided each year for the entrance exam: 13 January (entrance exam in January/February) for the Summer Term and 03 June (entrance exam in June/July) or 03 September (entrance exam in September) for the Winter Term.


Here you can find the current entrance exam dates in time.


Please apply online for the entrance exam according to the respective application deadline.

See here for the required German language competency for studies at application/admission.

The entrance consists of the following parts:


  • Theoretical part

Admission Test in Aural Skills and Music Theory

a) Aural Test

b) Music Theory Test 

c) Voice and Rhythm Test


Here you can find a sample test.


The successful completion of this the theoretical part is a prerequisite for the participation in the practical entrance examination.


  • Practical part

    • Score reading of a prepared four-part motet, notated on four staves
    • Conducting three prepared works from different style periods
    • Vocal: Performance of a sacred aria and an art song as well as sight singing
    • Organ Literature: Performance of three pieces, one from the baroque era, one from the romantic era, one composed after 1930
    • Organ improvisation: Harmonize a given hymn from the Gotteslob or protestant song book
    • Piano: Performance of three pieces from different style periods

Here you can find the entrance exam requirements in detail as well as in the curriculum  (only available in German language!).


The entrance exam is passed when both parts are judged positively.


Please mind: After successfully passing the entrance exam you are not automatically admitted to the Study Programme – the enrolment has to be done personally at the Registrar´s Office (Palais Meran, Leonhardstrasse 15, ground floor, 8010 Graz) in time! See also “How will I be admitted to the study program?

Further information:


  • Here you can find further information about the Bachelor´s Programme Catholic and Protestant Church Music
  • Here you can visit the Website of the Institute 6 Church Music and Organ.

  • A step-by-step instruction for the online-application for the entrance exam can be found here.

    • Note: If you are already studying at KUG you do not have to create an online-applicant account, as we have your data already stored in our KUGonline system. Please log in with your student account and have a look at your KUGonline business card, in order to add a new application for the entrance exam for the respective Study Programme. For specific advice please contact: admission(at)

  • The current deadlines and dates for the admission to the studies are available here in time.
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