Aptitude tests

For certain subjects in teaching degree programmes as well as bachelor degree programmes (see below), proof of having passed the aptitude test is mandatory for enrolment.

If you have passed the aptitude test at another university, you must have this aptitude test validated by the University of Paderborn. The certificate of this validation must then be submitted with the other enrolment documents.

For recognition of the aptitude test you have already passed at another university, please contact:

- Ms. Hegel (Art)
- Mr. Wiemann (Music)

In certain cases, successfully passing an aptitude test for the subjects Art or Music may put you at an advantage when it comes to the allocation of study places for degree programmes/subjects with restricted admissions. Further information here.

Music
The aptitude test for Music is offered each winter and summer term for enrollment in the following semester. You can find further information here

Art
The aptitude test for Art is offered each winter and summer term for enrollment in the following semester. You can find the relevant dates and further information here.  

Sport
The aptitude test for sports is offered once a year in the summer semester for enrollment in the winter semester. You can find more information here

Art and Art Education
The aptitude test for Art is offered each winter and summer term for enrolment in the following semester. You can find the relevant dates and further information here.     

Popular Music and Media
The aptitude test for Popular Music and Media is offered once a year in the summer term for enrolment in the winter semester. The test is initially completed online. If you pass the online aptitude test, you will receive an invitation to a face-to-face interview. You can find further information here.  

Musicology - Core subject "Artistic and musical studies"
The aptitude test for Musicology is held in the Department of Musicology in Detmold. You can find further information here.