Frequently Asked Questions

Questions Regarding the Application Procedure

Please fill out or create the appropriate Application Forms through the Application Portal for your chosen study programme and send it with the required documentation to the Office of Student Affairs. 

The start of classes and training depend on the holiday regulations for the State of Saxony which change a little from year to year.

New admissions in the Orientation Classes, Young Talents Programme, in the BA Dance Programme and in the work-study MA Dance Teacher Programme take place at the beginning of the every school and study year (August/September). Enrolment in the on-campus MA Dance Teacher Programme and MA Choreography Programme takes place every two years.

The forms for application can be found on the page Application Forms. Applications for the bachelor and master programmes can only be made through the application portal, which is only activated during the official application period.

Information regarding which documents must be submitted with the application for an aptitude test can be found on the information page for Study Programmes. 

There is a possibility of joining the Orientation Classes and Young Talents Programme already in progress, given particular aptitude and after a successful audition.

The audition ("Vortanzen") is the second selection step. The aptitude test is the first selection of applicants made by the University. During this test, the anatomical and physical requirements as well as coordination are examined. An invitation to an audition will be sent out after the aptitude test has been passed. In the audition, the applicants who were successful in the aptitude tests are brought together and then the specific requirements for each of the study programmes are re-examined. A successful audition is one of the prerequisites for admission to a study programme.

You can find the exact dates and location in our Calendar.

Information regarding video-link applications can be found on the information pages of the Study Programmes. 

Your chances of being accepted depend on your abilities. The number of study places is limited in all of the study programmes. In the event that the number of applicants who have had successful auditions exceed the number of available study places, a ranking and allocations process will be conducted.   

Applicants who come from non-European countries and require a visa for the aptitude test have to obtain a “prospective student visa”. More information regarding visas is available at DAAD Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst.

Questions Regarding All Aspects of the Study Programmes

The Palucca University of Dance Dresden does not charge tuition fees for first degree courses.

Tuition fees are charged for the master programmes; the current charge is 225 EUR per semester.

For the part-time work-study programme MA Dance Teacher the charge is 750 EUR per semester.

All students also have to pay a semester fee. More information regarding this and also about the cost of a boarding place and funding options can be found under Fees and Finance Options.

Classes at the Secondary School are in the German language. International applicants for the Orientation Classes and Young Talents Programme must speak and write German fluently. The BA and MA programmes have different language requirements. These can be found under Information for International Students.

You must submit evidence of having passed a language examination. The Palucca University does not offer language examinations; applicants must take these examinations before their courses start. Various institutions such as the Goethe Institute offer language examinations.

The children and adolescents in the Orientation and Young Talents Programme attend classes 5 to 10 at the Palucca University Secondary School and complete their secondary education with the medium-level secondary school diploma. It is not possible to attend an external grammar school.

No, the boarding school provides accommodation for children and under-aged adolescents who live too far from the school to go home every day. Older students have the possibility of applying for a place in the student residence halls.

With a BA Dance degree, you can apply for other study programmes. For example, the University offers the master study programmes Dance Teacher and Choreography.