Application Procedure

The Master's Programme MA Digital Narratives admits new students every two years in the winter semester. Admission follows a two-stage process.
The next application phase starts in autumn 2025.

The two-stage application process consists of:
- Submission of application documents
- A selection interview

Applicants must submit past work samples, a CV, and assignments to demonstrate their eligibility to participate in the MA Digital Narratives programme. Applications will be reviewed by a committee, and shortlisted applicants will be invited for an online interview. The selection committee will then invite the selected applicants to participate in the programme.


A Bachelor’s degree with proof of at least 180 ECTS (or a similar academic or higher degree). To ensure that the education certificates and diplomas acquired abroad comply with the admission requirements of the ifs (higher education qualifications), applicants can consult the following database:

At least one year of specialised professional practice or similar professional project experience after the Bachelor’s degree.

Proof of programme related aptitude for the MA Digital Narratives.

Very good knowledge of English

B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, e.g. by a TOEFL score of a minimum of 72 points (internet-based) or equivalent test results. Native English speakers are exempted from this.

Tasks and Examination

General Information

Applicants must submit previous work samples, a CV, and assignments, to prove their aptitude to participate in the MA Digital Narratives programme by submitting through the application form. If short-listed, candidates will be invited to an online interview, after which selected applicants will be announced.

Study Fees and Financing

Study Fees

The tuition fees for the MA Digital Narratives are 2.750 euros for EU students and 3.750 euros for non-EU students per semester. This includes a 250 euro contribution to the ifs support association.

The ifs is a cooperation partner of the TH Köln and all ifs students are enrolled at the TH Köln.

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