Application Process

Thank you for your interest in studying at Germany's first film university. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible foundation for your own personal step into a successful future as a filmmaker.

Here you will learn how to apply to the Film University:

1 - Gathering Information

At the Film University you have the choice of 22 degree programs.

Different admission requirements apply to the degree programs. Please inform yourself about the requirements and selection process of your desired degree program before applying to the Film University. Please also note the different application deadlines for the various programs.

2 - Preparing Your Application

Preparing a complete and convincing application can easily require considerable time. We therefore strongly recommend that you check which documents, certificates, work samples, admission tests, etc. you need to submit online for a valid application and start preparing these well ahead of the start of the application period. You will find the necessary information directly on the page of your desired degree program.

Applicants holding foreign educational qualifications are advised to allocate extra time for preparing their application. 



3 - Applying Online

All applicants must apply online. Please use the Film University's application portalfor this purpose.

ATTENTION! You should have prepared all required files before registering in the university application portal. 

Please note:

Applications in paper form will NOT be considered (with the exception of the B.A. program Animation).

Registration/application in the university application portal is exclusively possible during the application period. Please note that the application deadline is a cut-off deadline.

An administrative fee is charged for the application (not for the B.A. program Digital Media Culture). Applications for which the administration fee has not been remitted will not be considered for the assessment procedure.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for the assessment procedure.

You can track the processing status of your application in the university application portal. Please refrain from making inquiries by telephone.

If you hold a foreign certificate and have already registered and applied using uni-assist, you must additionally apply on the Film University's application portalregardless of this.