Bachelor Design and Fine Art Programs

Application period for winter term 2020/21 is already closed.

The next period for registration for the aptitude test starts again on 1 November and ends on 10 December 2020 for winter term 2021/22!  The aptitude test itself always takes place at the academy of art in mid-February. An application is only possible for the winter semester.

>>Important dates for interested parties: Portfolio advice // INFO-EVENING

Aptitude Test 2020 February 17-21

From mid-January you will receive an invitation with all information on the aptitude test by e-mail and in your inbox on the application portal.

The artistic aptitude test itself will take place here at the university from 17 to 21 February 2020 and begins with the submission of the portfolio. Admission to the aptitude test will be decided after examination of your portfolio (pre-selection). If you receive a positive decision after the portfolio preselection, artistic tasks will follow immediately for 2-3 days and an interview between you and the admissions committee will take place. Your portfolio will be handed back to you at the end of the examination week, in the case of a negative decision on Tuesday.

At the time of application, no documents, such as certificates, are required. Therefore, please do not send any documents by post. Only after you have passed the aptitude test will documents be requested for admission in April. You can submit proof of your pre-study internship up to the start of your studies.

The Student Advisory Service is available to advise you on general questions regarding the application and admission procedure as well as questions regarding online registration >>Student Service.


The application procedure is the same for all Bachelor's and Diploma programmes. Here you will find the individual steps, which are also available for download on the right.

Step 1: Online-Registration for Aptitude Test (Nov 1 - Dec 10)

The application for the undergrade programs, please use only the online application portal of our school. Shortly before the application starts, you will find the link to the application portal here. The online application procedure for undergraduate degree programmes is open again from 01 November - 10 December 2020 for the following winter semester.

Note: The portfolio does not have to be uploaded at this time, but must be submitted personally in February on the first day of the aptitude test. You will receive the invitation to the aptitude test in January, and the invitation may include a small artistic-practical homework. (except sculpture + painting + textile design).

Step 2: Aptitude Test (mid February 2021)

The aptitude test takes place here on site and begins with the submission of the portfolio and a special homework. If the portfolio examination is passed, a further 2-3 days with artistic tasks and an interview with the admissions committee follow.

So you have to be in Berlin in person, also for the risk you don´t get admitted to the test and the entrance exam/aptitude test will be terminated with the portfolio review.

Step 3: Application for study

The submission of all required documents in the original, e.g. the schoolcertificate, takes place only after passing the aptitude test from 01 April - 30 April for admission.

The artistic aptitude test is valid for two years. If you do not pass the aptitude test, you can apply again next year.



If you pass the aptitude test successfully you are allowed/invited to apply for admission at the Berlin Weissensee Art Academy, if you comply with all formalities:

1. artistic aptitude (of weißensee)

2. qualification for entrance to German University
that means a Higher Secondary (School) certificate or alternatively special artistic aptitude, applicants without Abitur can also be admitted to study if they prove a special artistic aptitude in the aptitude test. The secondary school  certificate is sufficient for the Fine Arts Programs!

3. proof of practical experiences in a study relevant field,
6-8 weeks internship, except for applicants in our three Fine Arts programs.

4. 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 A2 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.

>>Further important informations on admission and matriculation for international applicants!


To enrol into the academy of art Weissensee costs about 330 € twice a year (every term) and includes the ticket for the local transport. No tuition fees are required!

For further questions about application, admission and study please ask the Student Service.


Susan Lipp
general course guidance

Student Service
weissensee academy of art berlin
Bühringstr. 20 - 13086 Berlin
mail: studienberatung(at)
open hours: room A 1.03 tuesday 11-13, thursday 14-17
telephone advisory service: +49 30 47705 342 tuesday 14-16, wednesday 10-12






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