Academy of Dance

Director: Prof. Birgit Keil

Scholarships and promotions


1)  Birgit Keil Dance Foundation


Gerokstr. 37

70184 Stuttgart


Administration: Juliane K. Weller-Bartels

Telephone: +49 (0)711/2364666

Fax: +49 (0)711/2364688 

2) Konrad Adenauer Foundation - Else-Heiliger-Fonds-(EHF)

Since the academic year 2004/05 the Konrad Adenauer Foundation awards yearly the Else-Heiliger-Scholarship to a German student of the Academy of Dance Mannheim.

3)  Lions Club Mannheim Quadrate

The Lions Club Mannheim Quadrate has twice donated prizes for students of the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts (each of the total value 15,000 Euros). In each case, the prize money was distributed over 4 semesters. We hope that this generous support will be continued.

4)  Grants from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

5)  Friends of the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts 

The function of the „Circle of Friends“, which was founded in 1985, is to support the University of Music in matters outside the state’s scope of finance and activity. Just recently, as the economizations in cultural affairs increasingly limits the financial scope of the University of Music, the responsibility for private support grows. Unfortunately our financial means are limited and rapidly exhausted, as a result of which many important and interesting projects, which we would have much liked to support, have to fall away.

This is why we would like to approach you with the request to become a member of the „Circle of Friends“ of the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim e. V.

The annual contribution is Euro 20,- per person, Euro 40,- for business firms. The society is grateful for any voluntary increased contribution. Of course, also non-recurring financial and material contributions, like instruments, are possible. The society is a non-profitable organisation, the members can therefore declare their annual contribution as tax-deduction. For this purpose we issue a donation-receipt. We would be very pleased to welcome you as a new member.

As a small „thank you“ we allow ourselves to present each new member with a CD of the University of Music.

6)  Bafög (Federal Grant for Higher Education)

7)  Prix de Lausanne

The academy of dance is a partner school of the Prix de Lausanne, Switzerland since 2000.