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Online registration for the artistic entrance examination 2023: Nov 1 - Dec 12

Start of studies: October 2023, winter semester 2023/234

Here you will find information and dates for
portfolio submissions as well as for the artistic entrance exams

And our dates and links of the
digital info evenings (on 15 + 22.11.2022) and portfolio consultation offers of the departments


Student advisory service

We are pleased that you are interested in studies at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. On this page you will find all important information about the online application process for undergraduate programs as well as the information brochures for the individual departments. 

The Student Advisory Service is available to provide advice on general questions regarding the application and admission process, as well as questions regarding online registration. Please send your request by e-mail or call 030 47705 - 342 (Tue-Thu 10-15, Thu until 5pm)!

The student advisory service also invites you to open//virtual question times every Thursday from 12-13 pm (CET). One-on-one interviews are available on request LINK TO THE Q&A SESSION: https://jitsi.kh-berlin.de/studienberatung




1. Step: ONLINE-REGISTRATION for artistic entrance exam

You can start the online registration for the qualifying examination by clicking on the following link: >>>Online-Application-Portal-Campuscore<<< (from November 1st)

Help with the registration and the creation of your application as well as useful hints can be found in the >>>step-by-step-instruction<<<


  • Please note the deadline, as the application portal closes on December 12, 2022 (23:59 CET). The application is only complete when you have clicked on the green button "Submit Application" (appears on the right after all forms have been filled out completely)  You will not receive a confirmation message or email about the submission of your application.
    But once the status of your application is "formal check", you know the application has been submitted!!
  • At this time of application no documents such as certificates are required. Therefore, please do not send any documents by mail or post. Only after passing the aptitude test will documents be requested for admission in April (Design) or July (Fine Arts). You can submit proof of your pre-study internship until the beginning of your studies.
  • After successful online registration for the entrance exam, you will receive the link to the upload portal as well as all necessary instructions for digital portfolio submission via Campuscore in the first week of January at the latest. A small artistic-practical homework assignment may be set with the invitation.
  • After digital portfolio review by the admission committee of the department, you will receive notification 2 weeks after the portfolio submission deadline whether you are shortlisted to participate in the entrance examination.


Further steps to the APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Step 2: Submit the digital or analog portfolio with your own artistic work 

For the deadlines and detailed information on the digital portfolio, please see:
Notes Portfolio & Artistic Admission test

After successful registration, at the latest 1 week after the application deadline, you will receive the link to the upload portal and all necessary information about the portfolio in a separate mail via Campuscore the first week of January.

Step 3: Artistic Admission test

Access exams will be given in digital or analog format during the week of February 20--24. We will announce in due time in which format the individual departments will offer the exams.
The first step of the entrance exam is the submission of the portfolio and ONLY if you pass the portfolio exam will you receive an invitation to the artistic entrance exam. Here you will be given artistic tasks and have an interview with the admissions committee.

Step 4: Admission to study

The application form and instructions for admission to the study program are sent to the applicants concerned via the online portal together with the notification of the passed admission test. The submission of all required documents in the original, such as the high school diploma, will only take place after passing the admission test from April 1 - April 30 for admission in the design disciplines, in the fine arts from July 1 - July 30.

The positive result of artistic admission test is valid for two years. If you fail, you may reapply next year. 



If you pass the admission test successfully you are allowed/invited to apply for admission at the Berlin Weissensee Art Academy, if you comply with all formalities:

1. artistic talent/ability (is determined in the artistic admission test of weißensee)

2. qualification for entrance to German University
that means a Higher Secondary (School) certificate or alternatively special artistic aptitude, applicants without Abitur can also be admitted to study if they prove a special artistic aptitude in the admission test. The secondary school  certificate is sufficient for the Fine Arts Programs!

3. Proof of the pre-study internship
in the study-relevant area (6-8 weeks), only for the design study programs, at the latest at the beginning of the study.

4. Proof of sufficient German language skills for international applicants
At the time of application, at least one language certificate corresponding to the completed qualification level A2 must be submitted for all degree programmes. In the case of a positive decision, the examination certificate should be submitted for admission in April:
For the design courses for example Testdaf 4, DSH 2, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, DSD II, the C1 examination certificate of the Goethe-Institut in the design study courses, stage and costume design;
For the fine arts of painting and sculpture for example telc B2, Testdaf 3, DSH 1, the B2 examination certificate of the Goethe-Institut. At the latest at the beginning of your studies.

Further information for international applicants can be found here!



To enrol at weißensee school of art every student has to pay a fee of 312,89 €, This payment is due every semester (every half year) you study with us.

The fee includes the ticket for the local transport. No tuition fees are required for undergraduate programs!

For further questions about application, admission and study please ask the Student Service.



Susan Lipp & Friederike Schwemin
General student advisory service
Room A1.03

Please send your request by e-mail 
From 18.11.- 22.11. we are only reachable via stud2(at)kh-berlin.de.
or please contact us by phone: 030 47705 -342 or -324 (Mon -  Thu 10 -15 h, Tue until 17 h).

Personal office hours:
Tue 14 - 17 h and Thu 10 - 12 h and by appointment
For a personal appointment, please contact us in advance by telephone or in writing.

The student advisory service also invites you to open//virtual question times every Thursday from 12-13 pm (CET) (not on holidays)! You can find the link to the virtual room here! One-on-one interviews are available on request!

Online-Registration / Instruction for Application



:::::::info evening no1 BA-DESIGN: Tue, 15.11.2022 at 5 p.m.
>> REGISTRATION and link to the 1st event

17:00 Introduction (counseling services and digital application process).
17:20 Presentation of the artistic foundation year
17:30 Visual Communication
17:45 Fashion Design
18:00 Product Design
18:15 Textile and surface design

:::::::info evening no2 FINE ARTS: Tue 11/22/2022 at 5 p.m.
>>REGISTRATION and link to the 2nd event

17:00 Introduction (counseling services and digital application process).
17:20 Presentation of the artistic foundation year
17:30 Painting
17:45 Sculpture
18:00 Stage and costume design

Information brochures about the study program and aptitude test

All information regarding the artistic entrance exam is subject to change! Depending on the pandemic situation we will adjust the format of the artistic entrance exam as well as the portfolio submission.

The current instructions for the artistic entrance exam for the portfolio submission can be found here beginning November!






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