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University scholarships and grants

Studying at the NUM is free of charge for both German and international students.

You can apply for scholarships from private and public sources within the university to co-finance your studies and individual artistic projects:

  • Who is it for? Funding is available for foreign students enrolled in a Bachelor's degree programme (at least 2nd or 3rd year of study) or Master's degree programme (at least 2nd semester)
    Award criteria
    • Good academic performance
    • Socially and socially committed
    Funding period and amount

    Awarded once a year to one student

    Application deadline Announcement is made by letter to the main subject lecturers
    Contact the International Office
    Further information DAAD Prize

  • Who is it for? Outstanding students
    Award criteria
    • talent and social commitment and willingness to take on responsibility
    • particular social, family or personal circumstances
    • performance
    Funding period and amount several scholarships of 300,- per month, two semesters
    Application deadline

    01.07. - 31.07. (online)

    contact Anna Körber
    further information Deutschlandstipendium

  • Who is it for? The Erasmus+ programme provides funding for study abroad.
    Award criteria See detailed programme description
    Funding period and amount Semester or annual scholarship
    Application deadline 15 January for the following academic year
    Apply according to the deadlines of the host university for an exchange year or semester starting in the winter or summer semester.
    Contact the International Office
    Further information Erasmus+

  • For whom? Talented and eligible students or special artistic and educational projects with a connection to the Nuremberg cultural region
    Award criteria Comprehensible financial need, without which the project cannot be realised
    Funding period and amount One-off payment of a funding amount
    Application deadline Year-round application possible, but at least 3 months' notice required
    Contact Prof. Wolfgang Manz Prof Wolfgang Manz
    further information Society of Sponsors of the Nuremberg University of Music e. V.

  • For whom? Students up to the age of 30 who are resident in Altötting or another district of Bavaria
    Award criteria Social neediness
    Funding period and amount One year € 250/month or one time € 3,000 for the purchase and maintenance of musical instruments
    Application deadline


    Contact Anselm Ebner, Member of the Board of the Karl and Lilly Till Foundation
    Further information  

  • Who is it for?
    • Elemental Music Pedagogy graduates

    • Graduates of instrumental or vocal pedagogy

    Award criteria

    Average of the following assessments:

    • Elemental Music Pedagogy: main subject EMP 2, 3 and 4, modules Music Pedagogy 1 and 2, Bachelor's thesis
    • Instrumental or vocal pedagogy: main subject, pedagogy modules 1 to 5, Bachelor's thesis

    The average grade must be better than 2.0.

    Amount In each category one 1st prize (€ 2,000), a 2nd prize (€ 1,500) and a 3rd prize (€ 1,000)
    Application deadline none
    Contact Prof. Dr Renate Reitinger
    Further information Calculation of the grade point average in the above subjects at the end of the programme. Awarded at the graduation ceremony at the beginning of each winter term.

  • For whom? Outstanding students
    Award criteria Artistic excellence and social neediness
    Funding period and amount Subsidy for bills (study materials, instruments, repairs, etc.), between €100 and €500
    Application deadline Ongoing via application form
    Contact Prof. Wolfgang Manz

    Prof Wolfgang Manz

    further information Oskar Karl Forster Scholarship

  • Who is it for? Funding for foreign students (at undergraduate and postgraduate level) in the form of graduation grants or scholarships for special commitment.
    Award criteria
    • Good performance and successful completion of studies expected within one year
    • Commitment to an international context
    Funding period and amount max. 6 months, in exceptional cases extension up to max. 12 months
    Application deadline

    31 March in the summer semester, 31 October in winter semester
    Written application in accordance with the university's call for applications

    Contact the International Office
    further information STIBET

  • Who is it for?
    • Foreign students who have completed at least 2nd semester (BA) and 1st semester (MA) at the NUM
    • Support for German students going abroad
    Award criteria

    Consideration of performance and neediness

    Funding period and amount Semester or annual scholarship
    Application deadline

    31.03. in the summer semester / 31.10. in the winter semester
    written application according to the university's announcement

    Contact the International Office

  • Who is it for? Women teachers or students who aspire to a professorship
    Award criteria Qualification for a university career, artistic or academic development project
    Funding period and amount 1,200 per month for 12 months, plus €110 per child where applicable
    Application deadline 15 March
    Contact Prof Klara Hayward
    Further information Information about the scholarship

  • Who is it for? Highly talented students, up to four students, in addition to students of composition
    Award criteria University proposal, internal pre-selection (short interview, audition or performance)
    Funding period and amount monthly
    Application deadline Pre-selection annually at the end of October/beginning of November
    Contact Prof Jakob Spahn