Transfer students

A transfer to weißensee school of art for the winter semester 20/21 is unfortunately not possible due to the crisis situation.

The next application periods for Transfer Admission are

For summer semester 2021: December 01 2020 – January 02 2021
For winter semester 21/22: May 01–31 2021

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 for transfer students:

There is no application procedure for winter term 19/20 for the painting department!

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.

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).

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.



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






Instruction guide for online-application