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.

Admission can only be granted to those who meet the admission criteria and have successfully demonstrated their artistic eligibility for the respective program. The procedure for determining artistic eligibility is divided into preselection and eligibility assessment and is carried out in accordance with the currently valid regulations and statutes of the Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.

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

Application deadline

Applications are accepted only once a year for the Winter Semester. The application period is January 1, through January 31, 2023. Please note that this is a receipt deadline, not a postmark deadline.

Attention: Please note that changes regarding the application deadline and the procedure for determining program-specific eligibility are possible. We therefore recommend that you check this website regularly for information.

Application procedure

1. Notes on the Application Process

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

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.

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.


Please note:

  • Applications in paper form will NOT be considered.
  • 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

  • Table of contents of all submitted documents, materials, and work samples (PDF)
  • Reasons for choice of study or letter of motivation (PDF)
  • Proof of practical work experience (PDF)
  • Curriculum vitae in table 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 Film and Television Production 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)
  • Applicants who do not hold any of the aforementioned qualifications or an equivalent qualification are requested to submit their most recent school report (PDF)


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 Republic of India, 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 Film and Television Production are detailed here.

Please note:

If you do not have a language certificate for the level required by the degree program by the application deadline, please  inform yourself here.

1.4. Proof of Practical Experience

  • The practical work experience of at least 26 weeks at the time of application must be evidenced by certificates or references (PDF) issued by the respective companies, specifying:
    • type,
    • scope, and
    • quality of the work.
      It must be demonstrated by relevant professional work as a production assistant, unit manager, unit manager assistant, trainee, or intern in the field of production or unit management in the public or private audiovisual media industry or in project management in the new media. If applicable, periods of vocational training may also be recognized as internships, if these were directly and immediately related to the production, post-production and/or realization of film/television/media productions. 
  • The relevant practical work experience must be assessed by the applicant in a written report (PDF; e.g. 4 internships = 4 reports). 
  • Table listing your practical work experience (template) (PDF)

2. Pre-Selection

Based on the materials submitted, the admissions committee will decide which applicants will receive permission to take the admission test and inform them in writing. 

3. Admission Test

Practical/written Component: 

  • Working on a practical task in the context of realizing a film and television production (calculative approach, shooting process, financing, technology, team management, etc.).
  • Answering questions from the fields of film, television, and new media.

Oral Component: 

  • Interview about the submitted documents and about the practical and written examination work. Applicants must prove their suitability by demonstrating in their argumentation the ability to combine production-organizational and artistic elements. 

 

The result of the eligibility assessment will be communicated in writing no later than 4 weeks after the last part of the assessment.

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!

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