Foreign Education Certificates
International applicants can obtain information about whether their degree, certificate or diploma fulfills the ifs admissions requirements at the following site:
http://anabin.kmk.org (German only).
If your degree does not fulfill the ifs admissions requirements but you have a recognizable talent and previous adequate experience, you may be invited to a separate admissions procedure to demonstrate your individual artistic aptitude.
Special information for applicants for »MA 3D Animation for Film & Games«:
International applicants have to validate their formal entrance qualification to the MA 3D Animation for Film & Games through uni-assist in a separate process. As the processing time for this is approximately four weeks, applicants are highly encouraged to hand in their certificates to uni-assist before the official application deadline of the program. Without a positive evaluation by uni-assist, applicants cannot be admitted to the MA program. Further information about uni-assist: www.uni-assist.de/en
The general rule requires the applicant to provide proof of a German language proficiency level B 2 (CEFR) with the application in the form of a completed examination. A certificate of attendance to the corresponding course is not sufficient.
Latest by the start of studies, students must have passed the German Language Examination for University Entrance (DSH – Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang). The minimum level required is DSH II. Due to the franchise agreement, students can sit this examination at the Technische Hochschule Köln (University of Applied Sciences) for a fee of € 130.
As an alternative to the DSH II, the following documents are also accepted:
- Proof of successful attendance (higher education qualification) to a German-language school abroad
- DSDII – Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz Stufe II, the German Language Diploma (Level II) from the German Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Culture
- The Goethe Institute’s »Major« or »Minor German Language Certificate«
- The Goethe Institute’s »Central Advanced Language Test«
- The DAF test with a total minimum score of 16 points
- Successful completion of a German-language study program
MA Serial Storytelling
Applicants need to provide proof of their English language skills at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, e.g. by a TOEFL score of 87 points (internet-based) or equivalent test results. Native English speakers are exempted from this. In addition, all applicants have to demonstrate the appropriate level of English during the selection process (interviews and writing assignments).
Applicants only need to speak German, if they apply for the »German track«.
MA Digital Narratives
Applicants Applicants need to provide proof of their English language skills at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, e.g. by a TOEFL score of 87 points (internet-based) or equivalent test results. Native English speakers are exempted from this.
German language skills are not necessary.
MA 3D Animation for Film & Games
Based on the application documents a group of applicants will be selected for a personal interview. During these interviews the artistic qualifications and the English language proficiency of
the applicants will be examined.