Who can apply?

To be admitted to the MFA Program the main requirement is the completion of a first art college or academy degree of a minimum of eight semesters or a degree determined to be equivalent by the examining committee. The final selection of the students is based on the documentation of the art work in combination with the aptitude test and, if necessary, an interview.
The application for admission to the program is to be mailed to the address below, postmarked by March 31 of the respective year.

Required Documents

Requirements for the Application

  • Documentation of artwork (preferred format no larger than A4 or US Letter)
  • Curriculum Vitae / Resumé
  • Written application with statement of intention (please see assignment 1 of the aptitude test)
  • Completed aptitude test (the test questions can be found on the following pages.)

   To the apitude test 

  • certified copies of school transcripts indicating university entry criteria; (high school diploma, A-level, etc.)
  • certified copy of the diploma certificate along with academy or
art college transcripts
  • language references (see below)


Foreign applicants must submit their official certified materials and documents in not only the original language, but also in German or English.
The link for registration, along with the letter of acceptance, will be sent when the entry requirements are completed.
Applicants that do not successfully complete the aptitude test will receive a written notification. Their documents will be returned if a self-addressed envelope with international postage certificate stamps is included with their application materials.

Please send your applications to

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Fakultät Gestaltung

Public Art and New Artistic Strategies

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7
D-99421 Weimar



The application must be sent by mail and will not be accepted by e-mail.

After acceptance, registration for the MFA Program is possible until September 30 of the respective year.

For foreign applicants it is recommended to begin the studies in Weimar in the summer before studies begin with two language courses (four weeks at the Bauhaus Summer Academy and three weeks at the Language Center of the Bauhaus-University Weimar).

The MFA studies begin in the winter semester in October.

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Required language qualifications


Very good knowledge of English is necessary for the MFA program.

Applicants who are not native speakers must prove/document their proficiency in the English language through:

- Cambridge Certificate in advanced English, level C or

- TOEFL computer-based 213 or paper-based 550 or internet-based 79 - 80 points

- or IELTS Band 6.0

- or other comparable certificates


this also applies for German-speaking candidates.

Exceptions possible in the case of the past successful completion of an English-speaking degree program. 

Intensive language workshops and semester courses are offered in Weimar for those
applicants whose English has not quite reached the required level of proficiency.


In order to facilitate studying in Germany, as well as living in a German-speaking environment, foreign applicants have to prove a basic proficiency in German based on the first level of competence A1 (as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Language proficiency should to be documented through:

- Certificate „Start Deutsch 1“ Goethe-Institut

- or other comparable certificates

- or proof/evidence of the successful completion of a course for German language with at least 130 – 160 class hours


Suggestion for foreign applicants

The attendance of two German language courses is strongly recommended before the beginning of study (four weeks at European Summer Acadamy and three weeks at the Bauhaus-Universität Language Center).
The German applicants must only prove their qualification of English language proficiency.

During the Summer Semester (April–July), the Language Center of the Bauhaus-University offers an intensive German course of 20 hours per week at a price of 850 Euro, which can be taken as a preparatory course.



Applying for the aptitude test

For the application process 2017 candidates are asked to address all three of the following questions. Please send your completed aptitude test together with your other application material by March 31, 2017 (postmark) to:

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Fakultät Kunst und Gestaltung
MFA "Public Art and New Artistic Strategies"
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7
99421 Weimar

1. Statement of Intention

You are intending to apply for a program that concentrates on art in the public realm. Based on the work you have done in the past, please describe your interest in working in public space and why you are applying for this particular program. In this statement please reflect upon your current artistic position as well as your future artistic aims.
(1-2 pages)

2. Proposal for an intervention in public space

You have been invited to realize an artwork at a specific place in Weimar and have money and technical expertise at your disposal. We would like to see sketches and/or photomontages of your proposal. It should be accompanied by a 500 word written concept.

Find a detailed description of the place


3. Realisiation of an intervention

Choose a location in the town in which you are living and do a temporary work of art in whatever media you find appropriate. Send a photographic documentation, describe the work and the impact that your artistic intervention had on the site.