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The application period for the winter semester 2021/22 is already closed.


The next application period for the winter semester 2022/23 starts again on March 01 and is open until April 30, 2022.

Important note for students from weißensee

Students from weißensee school of art and design graduating during summer term 2022 and planning to apply for our MA programs in design (start winter 2022/23), just send an email to Leoni Adams or Susan Lipp, in order to get activated the role "applicant" in your exisiting useraccount in our campusmanagement system Campuscore.


The application for the Masters program must be sent exclusively through the online application platform (Campuscore Portal) of our school. The online application platform  is open from 1 March to 30 April! Master programs design always begin with the winter semester in October.

Help on how to register and complete your application you find in our fileadmin/user_upload/info-pdfs/MA_Broschueren/step-by-step-instruction_master.pdfstep-by-step-instruction, which you will find in the right column.

Please note that the deadline for submit your application is  April 30. Your online-application has been completed, only if you click on the green button "submit application" (once all forms have been filled out completely).

Please inform yourself about the current admission regulations before you apply for master degree.

Application Portal Instruction

Unfortunately, our online application portal is not self-explanatory in all aspects! Please read carefully our application guide! For all questions regarding your online application, we are happy to help.

With the application form please upload the following documents:

1 Digital portfolio as PDF file (max. 20MB and max. 30 pages).
Web links are not accepted! For external applicants, the presentation of the Bachelor's thesis or the final thesis is especially important.
Detailed information about the online portfolio can be found here!

2 Proof of previous academic achievements or degrees (transcript of records).

3 Proof of the first professional degree of a university course (min. 240 CP) or a current study documentation, if you are still in the Bachelor process.

3.1 Applicants with less than 240 CP have the possibility to prove the required competence level of 240 CP. Add here all additional qualifications in the study-relevant field to your application, such as work experience, internships, freelance activities, projects as well as trainings acquired after the first university degree.

3.2 If you cannot provide evidence of additional qualifications, you will undergo a separate examination.

4 A reasoned and detailed master's proposal.
Detailed info can be found here.

6 APS-Certificate - Only applicants from the People‘s Republic of China and Vietnam who have achieved their first academic degree in their home country must include the original certificate confirming that the papers have been pre-checked by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS).

7 German language certificate - At the time of application international applicants have to upload a language certificate qualification level or a confirmation of the current language course min B1/2. Please upload the recent proof you have. And please mind: the required qualification level for all Master degree programs is C1. The appropriate language certificate, for example TestDaF 4, DSH 2, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, the language proof from the UDK or Goethe-Institut (qualification level C1) has to be submitted in October at the latest.

Please note: all necessary certificates and documents must be upload in form of an officially authenticated translation in German or English.

Important informations & further procedure:

Please do not send any additional documents by post before official admission.

The examination board decides whether you will be invited for the admission interview or not. You will receive the letter of invitation to the admission interview approximately 4 - 5weeks after the deadline. The interviews will be held between end of June and middle of July, for international student skype-interviews are also possible.  If you pass this interview successfully we request your full original application documents for admission at the Berlin Weissensee Art Academy. 

On the basis of your artistic works (portfolio), your master proposal, your previous studies and also the interview, the examination board decides whether you will be admitted.

Fine Art study programs

The Fine Arts programs (Painting, Sculpture and Stage & Costume) at weissensee school of art are diploma degree programs and have a duration of 5 years. We do not have Masters programs in Fine Arts. If you wish to continue your studies at weissensee, it is possible to apply as a transfer student (Hochschulwechsel) and if you are accepted, you will be placed in a higher semester. The details about how you can apply as a transfer student can be found at this link!


Tuition fees are not charged. There is a contribution of about 300€ per Semester, administration fee, social contribution, ASTA and the semester ticket for public transport in Berlin (ABC).




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

Unfortunately there are no personal office hours available at the moment.

Please send your request by e-mail 
or please contact us by phone: 030 47705 -342 or -324
(Tue 14:00 - 16:00 and Wed 10:00 - 12:00). 

The student advisory service also invites you to open//virtual question times every Thursday from 12-13 pm (CET) (not on Dec 24 + 31)! You can find the link to the virtual room here! One-on-one interviews are available on request!



Instruction Manual MA Online Application

Important information about the current situation and the change of the study regulations:

The weißensee kunsthochschule berlin offers exclusively a 2-year masters program (Master of Arts) in all four design departments with start of the winter semester 2021/22.

You find the new admission regulations(available in German only: -> here

As soon as possible we will as well publish on our website the new study and examination regulations which are expected to be in force from winter term 2020/21 on.

Neue Musterstudienpläne für die 4-semstrigen Masterprogramme in den Designfachgebieten




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