The prerequisite for studying at a university of music is a successfully passed examination of talent and aptitude. The universities shall determine the details of the form, subject matter and duration of the examination by statute.
In the courses of study in church music, directing, acting, aural training, music theory or closely related courses of study, the general university entrance qualification or the general university entrance qualification in accordance with § 29 of the Qualification Regulations is also required. In the case of exceptional talent and aptitude, the universities may allow exceptions from this requirement, provided that at least the intermediate school leaving certificate is proven.
In the courses of study for a teaching position at grammar schools in the double subject of music and in the courses of study for a teaching position at public schools in a subject combination with the subject of music, the general or relevant subject-linked university entrance qualification, the general university entrance qualification according to § 29 of the Qualification Ordinance or the subject-linked university entrance qualification according to § 30 of the Qualification Ordinance is also required.
In the case of the Mask Design course of study, proof must also be provided of the advanced technical college entrance qualification or of completed vocational training in an artistic/craft-related training occupation.