The next application periods for Transfer Admission are:
Due to the current situation, we are unfortunately unable to offer any study places for the winter semester 2021/22. Whether the university transfer procedure can be implemented again for the summer semester 2022 will be announced here in October.
We would be pleased if your interest in transferring continues and we very much hope that the admission procedure will return to normal by Dec. 2021 at the latest for the following summer semester 2022.
For the summer semester 2022:
Dec. 01, 2021 - Jan. 02, 2022
For the winter semester 2022/23:
May 01 - May 31, 2022
Students from weißensee school of art and design interested in changing their field of study and current exchange students who wish to continue their studies here with us as regular students, just send an email to Leoni Adams or Susan Lipp, in oder to get activated the already exisiting useraccount in our campusmanagement system.
Important note to the current situation
Below you will find all the information you need to apply as a transfer student for all BA-Design and Fine-Arts programs as well as the brochures for the different department areas. Due to the current situation there are no personal office hours at the moment! Please send your request by e-mail or call 030 47705 - 342 (Tue 14-16 h & Wed 10-12 h)
The student advisory service also invites you to open//virtual question times every Thursday from 12-13 pm (CET)! You can find the link to the virtual room here! One-on-one interviews are available on request at: studienberatung(at)kh-berlin.de
Admission requirements and application process for transfer students
If you have studied or already completed at least 2 semesters (recommended are at least 2 years of study) at another artistic or scientific university, college or university of applied sciences in the relevant subject area, then you have the opportunity to continue your studies in this department at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin.
Transfer students must always take part in an admission procedure at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin. The admission committee of the department decides on the admission as well as on the placement in the relevant semester: on the basis of the artistic qualification (portfolio), the presentation interview as well as the previous study and examination grades.
Links to the online-application-platform
Registration for the Admission exams test is carried out exclusively online. The link to the application portal and all necessary information can be found here in due time before the start of the application.
With the application form please upload the following documents as PDF-files:
Digital portfolio as a PDF file (max. 20MB). Please note: Web links are not accepted!
Courses of the study, study trips, internships, employment in the fields of design/ arts, exhibitions etc.
A certificate or a proof (transcript of records) of having completed at least two semesters in your desired department or an equivalent study program or previous studies or diplomas and a confirmation of enrollment if you are matriculated.
Only applicants from the People's Republic of China and Vietnam who have studied in their home countries must include the certificate confirming that the papers have been pre-checked by the Academic Evaluation Centre (APS).
5 Proof of sufficient German language skills for international applicants
At the time of application, at least one language certificate corresponding to the completed qualification level B1 must be submitted for all degree programmes.
In the case of a positive decision, the examination certificate should be submitted for admission in April: For the design courses for example Testdaf 4, DSH 2, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, DSD II, the C1 examination certificate of the Goethe-Institut or the UDK in the design study courses, stage and costume design;
For the fine arts of painting and sculpture for example telc B2, Testdaf 3, DSH 1, the B2 examination certificate of the Goethe-Institut or the UDK. At the latest at the beginning of your studies.
All design departments (Visual Communication, Product-, Fashion and Textil/Surface Design) are offered as a 4-years Bachelor and a 1-year Master modularised program. The regular duration of study is 8 semesters, 240 ECTS-credits (Bachelor) and 2 semesters, 60 ECTS-credits (Master of Arts).
The Fine Arts Diploma programmes (Painting, Sculpture and Stage/Costumedesign) comprise a standard period of study of ten semesters that are completed with a final "Diplom" exam (300 ECTS-credits) and it is equivalent to a Master Degree.
Die Studienberatung steht bei der Beratung über allgemeine Fragen des Studiums wie z. B. Bewerbungs- und Aufnahmeverfahren, Gasthörer_in sowie Hochschulwechsel zur Verfügung.
Susan Lipp & Friederike Schwemin
General student advisory service
Unfortunately there are no personal office hours available at the moment.
Please send your request by e-mail
or please contact us by phone: 030 47705 -342 or -324
(Tue 14:00 - 16:00 and Wed 10:00 - 12:00).
The student advisory service also invites you to open//virtual question times every Thursday from 12-13 pm (CET) (not on Dec 24 + 31)! You can find the link to the virtual room here! One-on-one interviews are available on request!