Attention: Please note that the application information on this webpage is no longer up to date and is currently being revised. Meanwhile, please check our German-language pages for information on the application process. We hope to provide updated English application information on the website in October 2022.
We are happy about your interest in our study programs. Please find all the information you need concerning how to apply and all requested application materials.
Please note: As both the application deadline and the process of assessing applicants' aptitude for the program might change, please make sure to visit our website on a regular basis for up-to-date information.
Students who wish to be admitted to the program must meet the admission criteria and successfully prove their artistic eligibility to enroll. The assessment of applicants' artistic eligibility encompasses the pre-selection process and the admission test, both of which will be conducted according to the applicable regulations and statutes of Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.
Only online applications will be accepted. The application form will be available during the application period (please see section 2. online application).
Applications are accepted only once a year for the Winter Semester. The application period is December 1, 2021 through January 7, 2022. Please note that this is a receipt deadline, not a postmark deadline.
1. Application materials
All applicants have to submit the requested materials in section 1.1. to 1.4., section 1.3. applies only if the Higher Education Entrance Qualification was not obtained in Germany or at a German school abroad and the applicant does not have the German citizenship.
1.1. General documents
- signed print-out of the completed online application form
- CV in tabular form
- An explanation why you wish to enroll in the program
1.2. University entrance qualification certificate
The university entrance qualification complies with §9, paragraphs 2 - 4 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act.
German university entrance qualification certificate
- i.e. a copy of the certificate proving your general or specialized university entrance qualification; applicants who do not hold either of the certificates mentioned above / an equivalent certificate are asked to submit their most recent school certificate
International university entrance qualification certificate
International applicants holding a university entrance qualification from a non-German-speaking institution / foreign school must submit the certificates as original documents or copies, that have been legally certified. If certificates are not written in German or English, a legally certified translation must be included as an original document or a copy that has been legally certified.
Please note: for applicants from the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia and the Socialistic Republic of Vietnam special arrangements apply.
1.3. Language requirements
International applicants holding a university-entrance qualification from a non-German-speaking institution are required to show that they have achieved an overall rating of at least DSH-2 in the DSH ("Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang" / German Language Test for University Admission) test or provide an equivalent language certificate complying with the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Please submit a copy of the language certificate. Please inform about the accepted German language proficiency certificates of the study program.
Note: Further information if your German proficiency is lower than the required level.
3. Submit your application materials
Please submit the application materials after successful completion of the online application. Clearly indicate your name and applicant number (you will find the applicant number on the print-out of the online completed application form) on all application materials and send them to the following address within the stipulated deadline:
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
- This is a receipt deadline, not a postmark deadline. Applicants who wish to personally submit their application documents can do so Monday through Friday at the university reception office / mail room.
- Postal items requiring the payment of C.O.D. or customs charges upon receipt will not be accepted.
- Applications that are incomplete and / or submitted after the specified deadline and / or for which the application fee has not been paid will not be processed.
- We will confirm the receipt of your application in writing. Please do not call us to inquire about your application status.
4. Aptitude Test
The aptitude test precedes the admission test and aims at assessing applicants' general qualification for the profession, physical and vocal capabilities, desire to express themselves, power of observation, play instinct, credibility, imagination, and creativity.
The aptitude test consists of two parts:
Part 1: Demo upload
The demo should contain a short presentation of the applicant with the duration of 1 minute as well as the presentation of two roles (classical and modern, selected from the canon), each of which should not be more than 3 minutes long. The demo does not need to be a fully produced film (i.e. no editing or additional lightning required); a mobile phone or webcam video shot in daylight will suffice.
The applicant needs to include the link to his/her demo video in the respective field in the Film University's online portal. It is the applicants' responsibility to ensure the provided link will work. The provided link should be tagged with the applicants' name as well.
With the positive evaluation of the demo the applicants will be invited to the audition.
Part 2: Audition
Applicants are required to independently prepare two performances in which they present excerpts of roles from world drama of which one should be in verse ("classic roles"). Additionally, they are expected to independently prepare the performance of a song (no original work). At least one of the prepared roles will be auditioned.
To audition, applicants are required to successfully pass part 1.
As the admissions committee is interested in the applicants' personal talent for acting, performances should be prepared without the help of others. Applicants should choose characters with opposing traits to allow the admissions committee to gain insights into the different sides of applicants' personalities.
Each performance (role excerpt) should be no longer than 3 minutes. Depending on the selected scene, applicants have to imagine the presence of other characters. Unless the play demands something else, female roles should be played by women and male roles by men.
Applicants who pass the aptitude test will be invited to take the admission test. The test date will be announced in due time.
5. Admission Test
Please submit the following before your test date:
- a health certificate (issued no longer than year ago) attesting to
- overall physical fitness
- is sound in mind and body
- the results of a phoniatric assessment (not older than one year) that confirms your ability to work as an actor / actress containing:
- the status and vibrational capacity of your vocal cords (glottal closure)
- your vocal range as well as the neutral pitch and vital capacity of your voice
- your hearing capacity (audiogram results)
The test admission test will be conducted on two non-consecutive days and comprises three stages. The pre-condition for moving on to the next stage is passing the tests of the preceding stage.
- Sense of rhythm
- Performance of the roles
- Music / vocals
- Working in front of the camera
- Work sample: film
- Work sample: theater
- Work with a partner
For questions related to the program, please contact the program office to book an academic advising appointment.