Internal Scholarships

Dr. Hermann Büttner und Frank Dupree 2016



University of Music Karlsruhe Internal Grants

The University of Music Karlsruhe has an internal system of funding opportunities, including full and partial scholarships, tuition fee grants and other financial support measures aimed at the entire international student body. These support equal opportunity for all students and the necessary freedom for personal development during studies.

Social criteria play a special role in awarding these scholarships: In particular, individual need, but also the financial situation of parents of students, are taken into account. This applies particularly to grants using funds from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Friends of the University of Music Karlsruhe.

Other grants are awarded primarily on an artistic basis. As a rule, each public invitation for grant requests is followed by a competition decided by a jury, usually assisted by external experts. Competitions usually conclude with an awards concert.

Another format is the so-called support scholarship, in which scholarship recipients undertake to become involved in mentoring other students.

Friends of the University of Music Karlsruhe and DAAD Scholarship and Mentoring Programme (STIBET) for Foreign Students

With funds from the Friends of the University of Music Karlsruhe, grants from DAAD and other donor sources are given to German and foreign students in all subject areas. The awards take place each semester. Deposit complete application documents for

  • Winter semesters until October 15 annually
  • Summer semesters until April 15 annually

in the mailbox in front of the Administrative Offices of the University of Music Karlsruhe or send the completed application documents by post (Friends of the University of Music Karlsruhe, PO Box 60 40, D-76040 Karlsruhe, Germany).

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered for scholarship awards.

Student sponsorship application documents may be sent to Professor Andrea Raabe (E all year long.

Forms for Application for Financial Support and Advisory Opinions may be downloaded here.



Friederike Müller
Am Schloss Gottesaue 7
76131 Karlsruhe


DAAD (STIBET) Scholarship Support


Friederike Müller

Adler Büttner Foundation Scholarships

Primarily for pianists


The keyboard instruments section                            

The Adler Büttner Foundation promotes training at the University of Music Karlsruhe.

Baden Cultural Foundation Scholarships

Primarily for foreign students


Kulturfonds Baden e.V.,
BBBank Karlsruhe
Herrenstraße 2 – 10
76133 Karlsruhe


International Lyceum Club Karlsruhe Scholarship

For female students only


Schlosshotel Karlsruhe
c/o Internationaler Lyceumclub Karlsruhe e. V.
Bahnhofsplatz 2
76137 Karlsruhe


Zonta Club Karlsruhe Scholarship

For female students

Zonta International is an international service organization with the mission of advancing the status of women. Zonta is a worldwide association of working women in responsible positions who work to improve the living conditions of women in the legal, political, economic and professional fields with the aim of promoting contacts between women and supporing service projects for women and girls locally and internationally.

One local project is an annual scholarship to a University of Music Karlsruhe student in the form of a monthly subsidy of approximately € 300.

The scholarship winner is chosen from the applicant group after a short interview with a three person jury. The scholarship continues for 12 months or until completion of studies at the University of Music Karlsruhe.



Zonta Club
c/o Claudia Rohde
Kreuzweg 4
75015 Bretten


Brahms House (Baden-Baden) Scholarship

Free four week stay in March/April at the Brahms House (Baden-Baden), a biographical museum dedicated to Johannes Brahms. It is expected that the entire time will be spent in Baden-Baden. For application details, see announcements about possible preliminary auditions that include works by Brahms.

Dr. Eva-Maria Rieckert


Richard Wagner Association Karlsruhe Scholarships

To visit the Bayreuth Festival.

About five scholarships annually, including tickets for three performances in Bayreuth in August and accommodations. Auditions in November of the previous year.

Prof. Andrea Raabe

Heinrich Hertz Society Scholarships

In recognition of outstanding performances.

The University of Music Karlsruhe nominates the candidates for this honor.