Transfer students


Transfer Students - Application Periods

Here you will find information on applying for a higher semester.

An application to change university is possible again from May 1 - 30, 2024 (start of studies October 2024 for winter semester 24/25)!

Weissensee students who are interested in a >>change of department, but have not yet applied for studies via Campuscore or need advice on this, please contact Susan Lipp by email. More information at:


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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.



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 only use the online application procedure: ->

The online application portal for transfer students is open from 01.12.23 - 2.1.24 for the summer semester 2024.

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.

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.

Only applicants from the People's Republic of China ,Vietnam and India 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.

Please be sure to observe the application deadlines listed above, as the application portal is only open for university transfer applications during this period!

Please DO NOT send any additional documents by post mail!


Study Programs

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
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