Application

We are pleased that you are interested in studying at our university. Here you will find information about the application process as well as about the documents and work samples you must submit.

The Digital Media Culture program is an admission-restricted program (NC program). The admission procedure consists of uploading the documents, the subject-specific eligibility assessment test, and the selection interview.

The link to the university application portal can be found in the application process under Section 1 - Application Instructions.
 

Application Period

Applications are accepted only once a year for the winter semester. The application period is from June15 through July  15, 2023. Please note that this is a receipt deadline, not a postmark deadline. 

Application procedure

1. Notes on the Application Process

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

You have chosen a degree program that is administered by ‘hochschulstart’. To apply for this degree program, you must first register at hochschulstart.de. There you will receive an applicant ID (BID) and an applicant authorization number (BAN). You will need these for the application via the Film University's application portal.

ATTENTION! Shortly before the application deadline, server problems and delays in the online application process may occur due to many (last minute) applications. So do not wait until the last day of the deadline! Applications and late submissions after the application deadline will not be accepted!

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

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 portal regardless of this.


Please note:

  • 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. Applications for which the administrative 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.

1.1. General documents

  • The signed print-out of the completed online application form and, if applicable, the signed print-out of a special application form. For further information please click here.
  • A CV in tabular form (pdf)

1.2. Proof of University Entrance Qualification

If you have acquired your university entrance qualification in Germany, please inform yourself about the required proof in the paragraph 'German Certificate’. If you have acquired your university entrance qualification outside Germany, please inform yourself about the required documents you must submit under ‘Foreign Certificate’.

For the B.A. program Digital Media Culture the regulations of Section 9 para. 2-3 BbgHG (Brandenburg Higher Education Act) apply.

German Certificate:

Please submit your university entrance qualification (PDF) with your application, usually:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur) or subject-specific university entrance qualification
  • General or subject-specific entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences
  • Other university entrance qualifications as per Section 9 para. 2 BbgHG (Brandenburg Higher Education Act)
  • Higher Education Degree Qualifying for Entry to a Profession

Foreign Certificate:

If you have gained your university entrance qualification abroad, you must have your certificates reviewed and evaluated by uni-assist e.V. before applying. The processing time can be up to 6 weeks. Please take this into account in your scheduling. The examination is subject to a fee and must be completed before the end of the application deadline. Please upload the pre-verification document (Vorprüfungsdokument, VPD), which you will receive from uni-assist e. V., together with the other application files in the university application portal.

Please note:

  • This requirement also applies if you are a German citizen.
  • Special regulations apply to applicants from the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, please inform yourself.

1.3. Proof of German Language

If you obtained your university entrance qualification at a non-German-speaking institution and do not hold German citizenship, you must provide evidence of sufficient German language proficiency at least at the DSH-2 level or an equivalent language certificate according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Please upload this with the other application files in the university application portal.

The recognized language examinations for the Bachelor program Digital Media Culture are detailed here.

2. Selection Interview

Based on their Abitur / university entrance qualification grade and the result achieved in the subject-specific scholastic assessment test, applicants will be invited to a selection interview. The interview will last approx. 30 minutes and will be held in German.

Selection interviews will take place at the end of August or early September. The date will be published here soon.  

During the interview, applicants are expected to show that they are able to:

  • identify, describe, and evaluate esthetic processes in audio-visual digital media
  • analyse and assess the creative means used in films, television, and new digital media
  • approach media studies issues in a structured manner
  • describe asthetic and economic developments in digital media culture    

 

ATTENTION! Shortly before the application deadline, server problems and delays in the online application process may occur due to many (last minute) applications. So do not wait until the last day of the deadline! Applications and late submissions after the application deadline will not be accepted!

 

Office of study course

Do you have questions about the application?

For questions related to the program, please contact the program office to book an academic advising appointment.