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Admission requirements Master programs

  • The formal admission requirement is a good or very good undergraduate degree in one of the following subjects (university or university of applied sciences):
    • M.A. Communication Design and Creative Strategies: creative study programs, especially in design or fine arts
    • M.A. Digital Journalism: arts and humanities, especially with one of the following core areas: sport, medicine, psychology or business administration, social sciences or language, communication, journalism, media studies
    • M.Sc. Business Psychology: general or specialised psychological study program with at least 20 credit points acquired in psychology-related subjects and at least 10 credit points acquired in statistical/methodological subjects
    • M.A. International Marketing and Media Management: general business administration, a specialized area of business administration or in communication a studies program or in another economic or social science with at least 20 credit points acquired in management-related subjects
    • M.A. Public Relations and Digital Marketing: communication, media or marketing
    • M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology: degree in any subject followed by a minimum of one year of work experience (internship, jobs, projects). This work experience should be related to your first degree or to some sort of media practice.
  • There is no restricted admission in terms of a numerus clausus but applicants have to pass through the university's own selection process.

Required language skills

For study admission second-language speakers of Englisch (Campus Berlin and Campus Frankfurt/Main) or German (Campus Cologne) must have the following language skills:

Important information for international applicants

Overview of visa requirements/exemptions for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany

More information about opening a blocked bank account (Sperrkonto) for students:
- at the Federal Foreign Office

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Here you can find our FAQ for international applicants



Please use our online application form and attach the following documents as PDF:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certified copy* of your Advanced Placement Exams certificate (A-levels, baccalaureate, Abitur etc.)
  • Certified copy* of degree (diploma etc.) certificate from undergraduate studies
  • Complete transcript of your undergraduate studies: credit points earned, marks, course contents
  • If applicable, documents relating to other academic achievements, vocational training, relevant job experience etc.
  • An official certificate of equivalence for any documents/qualifications issued outside Germany to show that they are equivalent to German documents/qualifications**

* Provided the original document is shown, copies can be authenticated by the HMKW administrative office.
** via Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle of the Berlin Senate Administration, Uni-Assist or other services.