Undergraduate • How to apply

Application process

1. Prepare your portfolio

We are happy to assess your portfolio upfront. Just use our “Portfolio-Check” web tool to test your portfolio before submitting it.

Optional: Make a personal appointment in case you would like to receive individual guidance.

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2. Send us your application

Content: A portfolio of your own works and your final school exam report

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3. we review your application

This typically takes 1 – 2 weeks

4. Your journey begins

Congratulations! Start of studies: April or October 


Formal requirements for students from Europe are:
+ Proof of academic qualification: Realschulabschluss / Fachhochschulreife / Abitur
+ German or English language skills

Formal requirements for students from outside of Europe are:
+ Proof of school qualification comparable to the secondary school diploma or the Abitur awarded in Germany*
+ German or English language skills 

*The acceptance of the degree by German authorities is not required. Sufficient is the submission of the original certificates (in German or English translation), which prove a school education of at least 10 years and their successful completion.


The next possible date to start studying is 14/10/2024 (wintersemester 2024). Applications can be submitted at all times until 15/09/2024 by 4.00 pm (CET). Early application is recommended.

Applicants who have not yet finished their final-year school/college examinations may apply for the respective semester with their first half-year grades from years 12 or 13.
Applicants holding their Abitur or entrance qualification for a technical college and/or who have completed appropriate vocational training may shorten their program or switch from another program following an assessment of their suitability. 

Portfolio pre-check

Your portfolio is the centerpiece of your application to the Academy. Our “Portfolio Check” web tool enables you to pre-check your portfolio prior to its official submission.

Upload your portfolio here and you will receive individual feedback via email with valuable tips and recommendations after a few days.

You are ready to apply? Start now by using our online application service!
Any questions left? Our Student Advisory Team is happy to assist you with any individual queries.