The timetable of the course of study is largely determined by the course of the orchestra's season, and generally begins on 1 September.


  • Training is offered in all orchestra instruments.
  • Duration: 2 years (probationary time: 6 months)
  • Start: usually every 1 September, if required also during the concert season.
  • Grant: 950 Euros per month.
  • Health insurance: The scholarship holders are responsible for obtaining their health insurance.


  • Graduate diploma from an institute of music, conservatory or equivalent
  • The maximum age for entry to the Academy is 25

Application documents

  • Covering letter
  • Copy of the certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Passport photo
  • Application form
    Application form

Application procedure

Applications should be only sent by post, fax or email

Sent by post or fax:
der Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert-von-Karajan-Straße 1, 10785 Berlin
Fax +49 (0)30 254 88-289

Sent by email:

Electronic applications should only be submitted as pdf- or jpg-file and must not exceed the size of 1MB!

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