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Allocation of places for Master studies

In order to get a study place at HMKW, you have to pass a personal selection interview in addition to fulfilling the formal admission requirements.

 

Step 1: Your application

First, fill out the online application form and upload your CV. Please apply for your preferred study location, taking into account the respective language of instruction offered (Campus Berlin and Campus Frankfurt: English; Campus Cologne: German). Under the comments you can indicate a preferred date for the selection interview.

You can apply for a place at any time up to the start of your studies, but we recommend that you apply early in order to ensure optimal preparation for your studies.

You will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application with the request to send us the following application documents by e-mail:

  • Letter of motivation
  • Your technical college or university entrance qualification
  • Your degree certificate of your undergraduate studies (Bachelor, Magister, Diplom, etc.) plus Diploma Supplement (EU only). If you do not yet have your degree certificate from your undergraduate studies, please send us a current grade certificate instead and submit the certificate later.
  • Proof of your academic achievements in your undergraduate studies (Transcript of Records): Credit Points and Module Content Descriptions (in German or English)
  • in the case of a foreign university entrance qualification, state recognition* of equivalence to the German university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • in the case of a foreign undergraduate degree, an authorized translation of the certificate, if applicable
  • for non-native speakers of German or English: proof of German or English language competence at least at CEFR level B2 (CEFR level C1 for the degree programs of the Department of Journalism and Communication)
  • If applicable, further proof of competence and qualification relevant to the study program regarding education and further training, professional practical experience, etc.
  • Applicants for the M.A. Communication Design and Creative Strategies are required to submit a portfolio with at least three independent design projects.
  • Applicants for the M.A. Digital Journalism submit work samples and an essay, which are reviewed by the department head.

As soon as we have these documents in digital form, we will arrange an appointment for the selection interview with you.

Please bring certified copies of your UAS or university entrance qualification and your undergraduate degree certificate plus Diploma Supplement (EU only).

*It can be obtained from the Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle der Berliner Senatsverwaltung, Uni-Assist or other service providers. The costs for the certificate evaluation by Uni-Assist in the amount of 75 euros will be reimbursed by HMKW after enrollment and upon presentation of the original payment receipt!

 

Step 2: Personal selection interview

You will have the personal selection interview for the Master's program with the department head of your chosen program. In particular, we would like to learn more about you as a person, your background, your subject-specific knowledge, your professional perspectives, and your expectations of the program.

During the interview, M.A. Communication Design and Creative Strategies applicants will also have the opportunity to present their design portfolio.

If you live abroad or cannot make a personal visit for other reasons, we will offer you an interview via Skype and Zoom. Please contact the study advisory.

 

Stage 3: Allocation of study places

Within approximately two weeks after the personal appointment, the HMKW examination board will decide on your acceptance to study at HMKW and you will receive a written notification from us.

 

Good luck!

 

Travel expenses

We ask for your understanding that travel expenses incurred on the occasion of the selection process cannot be covered by HMKW.

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