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Study description

The VMI-Vienna Music Institute offers various bachelor studies in cooperation with  'ICMP-Institute of Contemporary Music Performance' in London, with grants of up to € 2.800 available. In addition to study in Vienna, students are able to gather international experience during their 2 semester stay in the music metropole of London where they will also graduate. Currently, three bachelor studies (8 semester study duration) and two masters studies (2 semester study duration) are offered:

Bachelor in Popular Music Performance

Bachelor in Creative Musicianship

Bachelor in Songwriting


Masters in Popular Music Performance

Masters in Songwriting




Study commencement: February and September

Study duration: 8 semesters

ECTS: 240

Credit for previous studies: Study programs and/or courses previously completed at officially recognised institutions can be accredited for study at the VMI. The minimum study duration is reduced accordingly.

Requirements: Playing experience, knowledge of musc theory as well passing the entrance exam. Applicants from non-EU countries must have a vilad visa. This can be applied for the relevant consulate upon passing the entrance exam.

Grants and scholarships: Students at the VMI are entitled to family benefit, student grants and scholarships in accordance with legal requirements. Further information regarding this matter can be attained from our office.

Graduation: The study is completed with the final exam and the graduation to "Bachelor of Art" (in coopertion with the ICMP-Institute of Contemporary Music Performance). The certificates and diplomas issued by the VMI and ICMP are equivalent to those from state institutes of higher education and are internationally recognised.


€120 once-only enrolment fee

€450 monthly tuition fee

€485 monthly tuition fee (incl. officially recognised teaching qualification)




Building on all other studies, the VMI-Vienna Music Institute also offers two Masters Studies (2 semester study duration) in cooperation with the ICMP-Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London.  A masters may be taken directly following a bachelor, diploma or IGP study (teaching qualification). The academic degrees 'Masters (MMus) in Popular Music Performance' or 'Masters (MA) in Songwriting' are awarded by the renowned 'University of East London'. Study fees for the 1-year study are currently £7,000.




Online registration for entrance exams is possible at any time and is free and non-binding. Entrance exams serve to evaluate the applicant's current practical and theoretical knowledge in order to establish whether this is sufficient for a study at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute.

Following online registration, entrance exam applicants are informed of exam dates via e-mail. The main entrance exam dates are as follows:

- For study commencement in September: May and June

- For study commencement in February: November and December

Alternative dates may be offered subject to availability.

Details about entrance exam

On-line registration



Further information


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