Depending on the subject you select, various admission requirements must be fulfilled, including an artistic-creative aptitude which you must demonstrate on the basis of your portfolio and in the aptitude test. Applications should be submitted to the academy up to 15 April of the respective year at the latest (limitation period). An online application tool will be activated at the beginning of the application phase.
Students changing university
In principle, students changing university must hold the same qualifications as regular students. If a student has successfully completed foundation studies or a probationary period at an academy of fine arts in Germany or in the EU, they may apply to be exempted from the practical and oral examination. The application deadline expires in this case on 15 January (limitation period) for study commencing in the following summer semester and on 15 June (limitation period) for study commencing in the following winter semester.
Applicants from countries in which German is not spoken must submit proof of sufficient fluency in German. The minimum requirement is level B2 according to CEFR. Applicants whose school-leaving qualification entitling them to study at a university was issued outside the territory covered by the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany, i.e. in a different country, should submit the required credential and certificates to the academy at the earliest opportunity to permit recognition before 15 May (application date). Applicants from China, Vietnam and Mongolia should submit their APS certificate.
Visiting students may only attend the life drawing course and art history lectures. In principle, visiting students require the same qualifications as regular students, but the academy is entitled to make exceptions in special cases. The application deadline expires in this case on 15 January of the respective year (limitation period) for study commencing in the following summer semester and on 15 June (limitation period) for study commencing in the following winter semester.