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