Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft

Admission Test

The application process for the winter semester 2020/21 is closed. We will inform you about the application process for the winter semester 21/22 on this site in December 2020.

Please note that the dates mentioned in the text below are just for orientation and are for now fomulated without guarantee.

The deadlines for the application procedure can be found here.

Admission approval conditions for the Masters degree in Choreography and Performance

The artistic entrance examination enables, as one of the admission conditions, the choice of students, who are predestined for this degree, according to their aptitude and talent. The low number of students (7 per year) enables the teachers to support individual students systematically.

Formal Conditions For admission to the Masters degree in “Choreography and Performance”:

BA in Applied Theatre Studies at the JLU Giessen (Minimum mark: 2 or better) or: BA (or equivalent degree) in a theatre-relevant degree with focus on dance and/or performance (Minimum mark: 2 or better) And artistic entrance examination (artistic portfolio, BA thesis or equivalent scientific work, oral examination).

An additional condition is a basic knowledge of English. (Full particulars found in the “Spezielle Ordnung”).

Only those who show special knowledge and capabilities which possibly enable a successful completion of the Masters degree “Choreography and Performance” also from an aesthetic and artistic viewpoint can be admitted. The necessary aesthetic power of judgement and artistic aptitude is determined within the framework of an entrance examination.

Artistic Entrance Examination

The entrance examination for the MA degree is divided into three parts.

1. portfolio
Please send us your portfolio until 31.03.2020 including the following documents (hard-copy via post or PDF via e-mail):

  • CV
  • Motivational letter
  • A portfolio with two or three self-completed artistic pieces which the applicant has chosen him/herself (eg. Videos or documentation of own choreographic work, audio works, installations or performances but also artistic drafts)
  • If you want to turn in videos or audios, please upload them on Vimeo , YouTube or SoundCloud. Please do not forget to mention the actual link in your portfolio. Additionally you are asked to send an e-mail to: with a combined list of all the links referring to the works included in your portfolio.
  • BA thesis or equivalent scientific work
  • An explanation with the words “I ensure that I produced the work in the portfolio”
  • If applicable, a recommendation, for example, a reference from a lecturer.

Postadress for portfolios:
Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft
Goethestraße 58
D - 35390 Gießen

It is necessary to add the filled out registration-document to your portfolio.

During april you will receive an Email with the your ID-number with which you will be able to login in on our homepage to check wether your portfolio has been accepted or not and if you are invited to the next stage.

2. oral examination
The third part of the examination consists of an oral examination of about 30 minutes which serves the purpose of obtaining additional information about the aptitude of the applicants from a practical and professional viewpoint. Full particulars found in the Spezielle Ordnung. The oral examination for the next application process is set to be on 18. and 19.06.2020. The oral examination in June will most probably be conducted via Skype. The invited applicants will be informed about this in more details.

only for international students:
3. register with uni-assist

After you passed the first three steps of the artistic entrance examination, international applicants that didn't finish school in Germany or have not studied a Bachelor in Germany you will also have to apply via uni-assist. After you have received your final acceptance letter to the CuP-programm, you are able to sign in at uni-assist until the 15th July of every year.

You will receive further information regarding these topics with the final affirmation letter and also on the website of the international office of JLU : https://www.uni-giessen.de/international-pages/contact/contactaaa?set_language=en

For those who have already passed the admission tests (max. two years ago) and have postponed the beginning of their studies are also requested to register if they want to start studying in 2020. To do so they also have to fill out the registration sheet and mark in the last segment 'already applied' 'already accepted in XXX' with adding the acceptance date. Pleas send in your registartion via mail until the portfolio deadlines.