College of Music Karlsruhe Rankings

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#7942 of 14,131 In the World
#1788 of 2,785 In Europe
#262 of 369 In Germany
#41 of 62 In Baden-Wurttemberg
#7 of 7 In Karlsruhe

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Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate20%
Admissions RequirementsEntrance Examination
Academic CalendarSemesters

We've calculated the 20% acceptance rate for College of Music Karlsruhe based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.


Local studetns Summer semester, 1,600; Winter semester, 2,000. (EUR)

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by College of Music Karlsruhe.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology No No No
Business No No No
Chemistry No No No
Computer Science No No No
Economics No No No
Engineering No No No
Environmental Science No No No
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences No No No
Mathematics No No No
Medicine No No No
Physics No No No
Psychology No No No
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science, Journalism, Multimedia, Music, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Opera, Radio and Television Broadcasting
Konzertexamen Musical Instruments
Master Computer Science, Journalism, Media Studies, Multimedia, Music, Music Education, Musical Instruments, Musicology, Opera, Radio and Television Broadcasting, Singing, Theatre
PhD Computer Science, Journalism, Media Studies, Music Education, Musicology

College of Music Karlsruhe alumni

  1. Tarja Turunen

    Tarja Turunen
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    1977-.. (age 47)
    opera singerpianistsongwritercomposer

    Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli, known professionally as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish heavy metal singer, best known as the former lead vocalist of Nightwish.

  2. Jörg Widmann

    Jörg Widmann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1973-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in the College of Music Karlsruhe
    Studied in 1997-1999
    conductorcomposeruniversity teacherclarinetist

    Jörg Widmann is a German composer, conductor and clarinetist. In 2023, Widmann was the third most performed living contemporary composer in the world. Formerly a clarinet and composition professor at the University of Music Freiburg, he is composition professor at the Barenboim–Said Akademie. His most important compositions are the opera Babylon, an oratorio Arche, Viola Concerto, Kantate and the concert overture Con brio. Widmann has written musical tributes to Classical and Romantic composers. He was awarded the Bavarian Maximilian Order for Science and Art in 2018 and the Bach Prize of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in 2023. He was Gewandhaus Composer in Leipzig and became Composer in Residence for the Berlin Philharmonic.

  3. Ji-hae Park

    Ji-hae Park
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    1985-.. (age 39)

    Ji-Hae Park is a German-born Korean violinist.

  4. Romain Leleu

    Romain Leleu
    Born in
    France Flag France
    1983-.. (age 41)

    Romain Leleu is a French classical trumpeter. He is the elder brother of tuba player Thomas Leleu.

All 12 notable alumni

College of Music Karlsruhe faculties and divisions

Faculty : Chamber Music (Piano) Musical Instruments
Faculty : Chamber Music (String Instruments) Musical Instruments
Faculty : Chamber Music (Wind Instruments) Musical Instruments
Faculty : Composition Music Theory and Composition
Faculty : Direction Music
Faculty : Musical Instruments Musical Instruments
Faculty : Singing/Opera Opera, Singing
Faculty : Song Design Music Theory and Composition
Institute : LernRadio Journalism, Media Studies, Multimedia, Radio and Television Broadcasting
Institute : Musical Theatre Music, Theatre
Institute : Musicology/Music Informatics Computer Science, Music, Musicology
Institute : New Music and Media Media Studies, Music

General information

Alternative names HFM Karlsruhe
Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe
Founded 1929
Accreditation Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur Hannover (ZEvA)

Location and contacts

Address Postfach 6040 Am Schloss Gottesaue 7
Karlsruhe, 76040
City population 307,000

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