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                                      F o r   t h e   n e x t   g e n e r a t i o n   o f   m u s i c i a n s


                                                C r e a t i v i t y ,   v i r t u o s i t y   a n d   o r i g i n a l i t y


Study description

The focus of the diploma is in the artistic/creative area and leads to the highest level of musical education. Alongside weekly private lessons in the main subject (vocal/instrumental) there is a particular focus on work within one of the 25 stylistically diverse ensembles. These take place weekly. Various theoretical and practical supplementary subjects make the diploma study a comprehensive and practical training with a state recognised certificate in the music and arts which can be extended to the title of "Bachelor of Arts".




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 at 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. The certificates and diplomas issued by the VMI are equivalent to those from state institutes of higher education and are internationally recognised. With admission to a diploma study, it is possible to extend the qualification through admission to a Bachelor program (in cooperation with the ICMP-Institute of Contemporary Music Performance).

Study fees:

€120 once-only enrolment fee

€260 monthly tuition fee







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


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