Transfer students


Transfer Students - Application Periods

Dear prospective students,
the application procedure for the university transfer for winter semester 24/25 will be open from May 1-31 for the following departments: Fashion Design, Textile and Material Design, Visual Communication & Product Design.

Unfortunately, the Fine Arts degree programmes (Painting, Sculpture and Stage Design) cannot offer any study places for the winter semester.

You can apply for the transfer to weissensee twice a year: For the winter semester from 1 to 31 May and for the summer semester from 1 December to 4January.

Weissensee students who are interested in changing department and need advice, please contact Susan Lipp, room A 1.03. More information: >>changing-the-field-of-study

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Admission requirements and application process for transfer students

Students may continue their studies at the weißensee academy of art berlin if they have studied or already completed at least two semesters (at least two academic years are recommended) at another artistic or scientific university, college or university of applied sciences in the same subject area. The admission committee of the faculty decides on admission and placement in the relevant semester on the basis of artistic aptitude (portfolio), the presentation interview and previous study and examination achievements.

Information and consulting services

To apply for a study place as a university transfer student, please only use the >Online Application-Portal Campuscore. If you have any questions about your application, please contact Susan Lipp.

Before you apply for a study place, please have a look at the current admission regulations.

With the application form please upload the following documents as PDF-files:


Digital portfolio as a PDF file (max. 20MB). 

Courses of the study, study trips, internships, employment in the fields of design/ arts, exhibitions etc.

Study evidence
A certificate or a proof (transcript of records) of having completed at least two semesters in your desired department or an equivalent study program or previous studies or diplomas and a confirmation of enrollment if you are matriculated.

For international applicants 
Proof of sufficient German language skills: e.g. Testdaf 3, DSH 1, telc B2 Hochschule, DSD I or B2 examination certificate from the Goethe-Institut, at the latest by the start of the programme. Only for the Stage and Costume Design degree programme: e.g. Testdaf 4, DSH 2, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, DSD II or the C1 examination certificate from the UDK or the Goethe-Institut.

Applicants from India, Vietnam and the People's Republic of China: Certificate from the Akademische Prüfstelle(APS). Please contact the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS) of the German Embassy in good time before applying.

Please note:
All required certificates and documents can be uploaded in the original or in the form of an officially certified translation in German or English. We only require the authenticated documents in paper form in case of an admission.

Important notes and further procedure:

After reviewing the uploaded documents, those applicants whose submitted documents/portfolio indicate artistic aptitude for the desired degree programme will receive an invitation to the entrance examination/interview (approx. 4-5 weeks after the application deadline).

Admission interviews are held on site at the end of June/beginning of July. Online interviews may also be possible for international applicants. 

The decision on admission and semester placement is made by the department's admissions committee on the basis of artistic aptitude (portfolio), the reasons for transfer and the academic and examination achievements to date.

Your documents in paper form (certified copies) will only be requested after you have passed the admission procedure.



Susan Lipp
General student advisory service
Room A1.03

Please send your request by e-mail 
or please contact us by phone: 030 47705 -342
(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.






Instruction guide for online-application


Study Programs

The design departments: Fashion Design, Product Design, Textile and Surface Design & Visual Communication offer an 8-semester Bachelor's degree (240 CP), after which you can apply for the two-year Master's degree (120 CP).

The Fine Arts programs with courses of study in: Painting, Sculpture, and Stage and Costume Design cover a standard study period of ten semesters and you graduate with a diploma (300CP).

All undergraduate degree programmes start with a one-year artistic and creative foundation course.