Transfer students

The application periods for Transfer Admission are

For winter term: May 01–31
For summer term: December 01 – January 02

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.

Admission requirements and application process for transfer students

If you have completed at least 2 semesters (recommended are at least 4 semesters) at other art universities in a comparable field you can apply as a transfer student at the Weißensee Art Academy Berlin.

On the basis of your artistic works (portfolio), your previous studies and the interview, the examination board decides whether you will be admitted, as well as in which semester you will be placed.


Please use exclusively our online application platform. The online application portal for Transfer students is open again from 01. December 2019 (00:00h CET) - 2. January 2020 (00:00h CET) for the summer semester 2020.

Help with the registration and the creation of your application will be found in our step-by-step-instruction.

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.

Study evidence
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).

German language certificate B2/C1
At the time of application international applicants have to upload a language certificate qualification level or a confirmation of the current language course min. B1 for all departments. Please upload the recent proof you have. The relevant language certificate must be submitted to the admission in March or August, before the studies begin at the latest: for example TestDaF 4, telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule, DSH 2 or the language proof of the UDK or Goethe Institition (qualification level C1) for all Design departments and Stage- and Costume Design; and Testdaf 3, telc B2, DSH 1 or the certificate of the UDK or Goethe Institition (qualification level B2) for the Fine Arts study programs Painting and Sculpture.


Study Programs

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.


The weißensee academy of art charges a contribution of about 300€ per Semester. This includes the ticket for public transport.



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 1.09 tuesday 11-13, thursday 14-17
telephone advisory service: +49 30 47705 342 tuesday 14-16, wednesday 10-12






Instruction guide for online-application