- Previous degree (at least Bachelor’s equivalent)
- English proficiency
- Minimum of one year’s work experience gained after graduation (including relevant internship periods)
Fees and funding
Apart from the tuition and organisation fees, you will need approximately €700.00 – €800.00 per month, to cover your living expenses and health insurance in Berlin.
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Motivation letter
- Transcripts and certificates to all higher education institutions attended
- Two recommendations (one – from your last/current employer; the second one – from academic supervisor and/or previous employer)
- Proof of language proficiency
During the study
Our students are flexible in selecting the number of courses each semester and self-responsible in balancing the workload if they have a student job or perform extra-curricular activities. If you select 30 ECTS credit points per semester, you can assume that the studies are a full-time activity. We have many design and hands-on projects which consume a lot of time.
- If you come from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, you are entitled to work as many hours as you want, without needing a special permit. However, if you want to work more than 20 hours per week, you will have to pay national insurance contributions (just like German students).
- If you come from a different country, are allowed to work 120 full days or 240 half days per year. You are not allowed to undertake self-employment. Anyone wanting to work more than this must seek permission from the Agentur für Arbeit (local employment agency) and the Ausländerbehörde (foreigners’ registration office).
The 120-day rule does not apply to student assistants. There are no restrictions on these jobs at the university.