We encourage applications from a wide range of backgrounds and levels of experience. If you have passion for music and how it’s produced, and meet the entry requirements listed below then we want to hear from you!
Your application is your opportunity to demonstrate that you meet the entry requirements necessary to study on the course. So that we can assess your suitability for the course and offer you an interview you will need to include the following documents:
To be accepted onto a course at Abbey Road Institute in Berlin, you must be able to demonstrate an effective command of the English language. The course in Frankfurt is mostly conducted in German, though an intermediate knowledge of English might still be required for some lectures and materials.
Music Theory Prep Course
If you believe that your music theory skills are below our requested level, contact us to see if you might be suited for our Musik Theory Prep course.
If you’d like to apply but are unsure if you meet the requirements please get in touch for an initial consultation with one of our course advisers. You may also wish to consider attending one of our forthcoming Open Days where you will be able to meet the team and find out how Abbey Road Institute can help you to build a rewarding career working with sound.
Unfortunately at present students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) are unable to obtain a visa to study at Abbey Road Institute in Germany. To progress an application you must hold a valid EEA or Swiss passport. The EEA includes European Union (EU) countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
In some circumstances, you may be eligible for “Working Holiday Visa”. You can apply for this visa if you’re aged between 18 – 30 and from the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Israel, Chile or Brazil. Please visit the German Federal Foreign Office website for further information on eligibility and how to apply.
How to hand in your application
Once you are sure you can apply in person at the institute, send your documents via mail or email or simply submit your application through our Application Portal by using this link.
It’s a unique experience in so many ways, the location, the calibre of guest lecturers and access to Abbey Road studios for classes is pretty amazing. There aren't many places you get to record a full orchestra!
Come with an open mind and a voracious appetite to soak up the magic! Be prepared to work hard - you’ll get out what you put in.
There is surely no better place to be when you are studying music production and sound engineering!
On the first day of the course it was clear that I had found my tribe; we’re like a family, and it’s uncanny how everyone gets on creatively.