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AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
Hochschule fur Musik is one of the most respected universities in Germany, specializing in music and the performing arts. Internationally acclaimed musicians have taught in an environment which particularly encourages intensive pedagogical and artistic work. Hochschule is located in Dresden, Germany which is in the idyllic Elbe Valley. Due to the intensive artistic environment, this conservatory-type study abroad program is designed specifically for classical music and voice majors at Belmont.
Dresden is located in the eastern German state of Saxony, near the border of the Czech Republic. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence of former electors and royal families of Saxony. For centuries, royal families furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor, which now makes it one of the most visited cities in Germany. Dresden is also one of the greenest cities in Europe. Three nature reserves lie within the urban area. Dresden is one of the warmest cities in Germany. Locals and new arrivals appreciate this and prefer to spend the summer outside with city beaches, outdoor festivals, street parties, summer stages and a legendary open-air cinema scene on the banks of the Elbe.
FALL SEMESTER: July - December
January - May/June
AREAS OF STUDY
Due to the academic environment and intensive focus of students, Hochschule is very selective when admitting students. Therefore, this program is focused on classical music performance majors at Belmont. Prior to considering this program, students should have multiple conversations with Dr. Ted Wylie to determine if Hochschule is a recommended location to study.
In order to study at Hochschule, students need to complete an intensive application process, submit an audience piece, and more. Students also need to have an intermediate level of German to study at Hochschule. Students should meet with Dr. Ted Wylie
to discuss the admission process, prepare for auditions, and be advised on course options at Hochschule.
Similar to other German institutions, universities do not maintain their own residence halls. Instead, students will coordinate their housing through Studentenwerk Dresden, a company that manages university student housing throughout the country.
Students pay housing directly to Studentenwerk Dresden.
2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the regular semester rate. Students pay tuition to Belmont.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. Students should wait until they have received formal acceptance from Hochschule into their program before booking their airfare.
Upon arrival at Hochschule, students will be connected to organizations and activities available for students. Since Hochschule is located in Dresden, which is a large city that hosts numerous universities, students will also be able to connect with many university students.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Belmont Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
Spring Semester Programs: October 1
Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 31
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not redirected back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
The Belmont’s Study Abroad Office Application, which includes:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
The Host University Application,
This Step will be completed after
your advisor reviews and accepts your Belmont application.
- If Belmont’s Study Abroad Office accepts your application, your study abroad advisor will provide you with additional information, and supplemental application instructions will be sent to you.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009
Professor of Music • Wilson Music Building 108