Transfer Students - Important note to the current situation
Due to the current crises and their effects, we can unfortunately offer very few study places for the summer semester 2023, as we have almost no capacity in some departments.
An application for the winter semester 23/24 (study start October 23) is possible again. Application period: May 1-30, 2023!
Students from weißensee school of art and design interested in changing their field of study and who did not apply for studies here through Campuscore so far, just send an email to Susan Lipp.
Information and consulting services
Below you will find all the information you need to apply as a transfer student for all BA-Design and Fine-Arts programs as well as the brochures for the different study programs.
The student advisory service also invites you to open//virtual question times every Thursday from 12-13 pm (CET)! You can find the link to the virtual room here! One-on-one interviews are available on request at: studienberatung(at)kh-berlin.de
Admission requirements and application process for transfer students
If you have studied or already completed at least 2 semesters (recommended are at least 2 years of study) at another artistic or scientific university, college or university of applied sciences in the relevant subject area, then you have the opportunity to continue your studies in this department at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.
Transfer students must always take part in an admission procedure at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. The admission committee of the department decides on the admission as well as on the placement in the relevant semester: on the basis of the artistic qualification (portfolio), the presentation interview as well as the previous study and examination grades.
Links to the online-application-platform
To apply for a study place as a Transfer student, please use the online application procedure only. The online application portal for transferring students will be open again from May 01-31, 2023 for the winter semester 23/24.
You will receive the link to the online application portal as well as useful information here shortly before the start of the application process.
With the application form please upload the following documents as PDF-files:
Digital portfolio as a PDF file (max. 20MB). Please note: Web links are not accepted!
Courses of the study, study trips, internships, employment in the fields of design/ arts, exhibitions etc.
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.
Only applicants from the People's Republic of China and Vietnam who have studied in their home countries must include the certificate confirming that the papers have been pre-checked by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS).
5 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 B1 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 programs and Fine Arts/ Stage and costume;
For the Fine Arts programs 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.
All design departments (Visual Communication, Product-, Fashion and Textil/Surface Design) are offered as a 4-years Bachelor and a 1-year Master modularised program. The regular duration of study is 8 semesters, 240 ECTS-credits (Bachelor) and 4 semesters, 120 ECTS-credits (Master of Arts).
The Fine Arts Diploma programmes (Painting, Sculpture and Stage/Costumedesign) comprise a standard period of study of ten semesters that are completed with a final "Diplom" exam (300 ECTS-credits) and it is equivalent to a Master Degree.
Die Studienberatung steht bei der Beratung über allgemeine Fragen des Studiums wie z. B. Bewerbungs- und Aufnahmeverfahren, Gasthörer_in sowie Hochschulwechsel zur Verfügung.
Susan Lipp & Friederike Schwemin
General student advisory service
Please send your request by e-mail
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!