Examination regulations of the Franz Schubert Conservatory for Music

§1 Types of examinations

The examinations to be taken at the conservatory are divided into:

  • Entrance exams (placement exams)
  • Study exams
    1. Transfer exams
    2. End-of-year audits
    3. Control tests
    4. Admission test see § 14
  • final examination
    1. Diploma examinations – also applies to musicals, opera and ballet

§2 Forms of examination

The examinations to be taken at the conservatory are divided into:

  • Commission examinations
    1. Entrance exams
    2. Transfer exams
    3. Control tests
    4. Diploma examinations
      1. After passing the admission test in the main subject, the candidate is admitted to the final examination.
      2. The diploma examination is divided into two parts: the internal part and the public part, whereby according to the examination program - see syllabus - the candidate must give a solo lecture evening in the public part.
  • Individual tests ds
    1. Placement exams
    2. End-of-year audits
    3. Examinations in the supplementary subjects

§ 3 Graduation

In practical additional subjects such as orchestral playing, chamber music, ensemble playing, participation in performances, etc., a confirmation of participation is issued instead of an examination qualification.

§4 Areas of application of the examination regulations

The types of examinations listed in § 1 apply as follows:

  1. in the main subject of a field of study with individual instruction
  2. in the main subject of the field of study with collective teaching
  3. in instrumental or vocal supplementary subjects
  4. in additional theoretical subjects


At the request of a student/student, an individual examination must be converted into a board examination.


Control tests can be prescribed by the responsible teacher and can also be carried out during the school year. Entrance and placement exams are possible at any time upon request by the student.                                                                                                                           


Commission examinations according to § 2 (1) usually take place at the end of the school year. Other dates can also be set upon a justified request from the student.


Students who do not take the additional subjects prescribed for them will not be admitted to exams

have completed. At the student's request, the director can exercise leniency in the event of a negative completion of a supplementary subject by granting the student an additional year for this subject.

§9 Results, consequences and repeatability of tests

(1) Entrance examination

Passing the entrance exam entitles you to study at the conservatory. Failure to do so means that the entrance examination cannot be repeated for at least one year.

(2) Transfer test

Passing the transfer exam is a prerequisite for moving on to the next higher stage of study. If you fail the transfer exam, it can only be repeated after one semester at the earliest.

(3) Annual audit

If you pass, you will be transferred to the next year. If an annual final examination is planned for a supplementary subject, this subject must be repeated if this examination is not passed. If the annual final examination is not passed in a major subject, the student will remain in his previous year until he passes this examination. If the student fails three times, he or she ceases to be a student at the Franz Schubert Conservatory.

(4) Control test

A control test is carried out if the student does not achieve the required learning success or if this is questionable due to a long absence from class. The consequences of a failed control examination must be determined by the examination board. The latter must reasonably take into account serious reasons for hindrance that could be to blame for poor academic success (e.g. illness, etc.). The control test can be repeated once with the consent of the management.

In the opposite sense, a shortening of the course of study can also be specified if the student is very talented and has successfully completed additional subjects, which are required in the respective year.

(5) Final examination

If one of the final examinations is passed, as provided for in § 1 (3), the student acquires a corresponding certificate and thus ends their previous studies.

If you fail, you can repeat the test twice.

§10 Performance assessment

The Performance Assessment Ordinance (LBVO), BGBL. No. 371/1974 in the current version applies mutatis mutandis.

If grading is required in a main or additional subject, the grades “very good”, “good”, “satisfactory”, “sufficient” or “not sufficient” will be awarded.

The following calculations are also awarded in a certificate in accordance with § 1 (3):

  • “passed with excellent success” (no “satisfactory” and only “satisfactory” in all exams);
  • “passed with very good success” (no “sufficient” / two “satisfactory”);
  • “passed with good success” (one “Satisfactory” / two “Satisfactory”);
  • “Passed with success” (positive grades in all supplementary subjects).

§11 Composition of the audit bodies

  • Examinations in accordance with § 2 (2) a) – c) are carried out by the responsible main or supplementary subject teacher. This person must write a short report and submit it to the management.

(2) All other examinations are commission-based.

§12 Composition of the examination committees

For transfer examinations, control examinations and other examinations that may be necessary, the examination committee consists of the director or his deputy, the head of department and a responsible specialist examiner.

All forms of final examinations in accordance with § 1 (3) are carried out by an examination committee made up of the director or his deputy, the head of department and a second teacher of the examination subject in question. The examination committee makes its decisions with a simple majority. In the event of a tie, the director's right to vote applies.                                                                                                                                

§ 13

The examination results must be announced orally to the candidate by the chairman immediately after the examination committee has deliberated. An examination protocol must be drawn up for each board examination, in which the examination material, the reasons for the examination result and the names of the examiners must be recorded.

§14 Admission to the final examination

Admission tests must be completed in the 2nd semester of the 6th year of the “Diplom” course (artistic training).

The examination programs must be a prerequisite for admission to the final examination in all fields of study four Must be submitted to the main subject teachers months before the set examination date.

If the admission test is passed, the student can take the diploma examination.