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Media Studies - Bachelor of Arts

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The Media Studies bachelor's programme begins in the winter semester.
The prerequisite for admission is the allgemeine Hochschulreife (German higher education entrance qualification) or an equivalent secondary school degree. The number of students admitted to the degree programme in Media Studies is limited. A general selection process is carried out by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. We recommend prospective students to undertake a preparatory internship.

Application submissions should be made online by the 15th July of each year.

All applicants will receive notification of successful or unsuccessful admission from the middle of August onwards. Successful applicants can then enrol with the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar (enrolment deadline: 30th September of each year).

For further enquiries please contact the course guidance.


Joint programme of study European Media Culture, Bachelor of Arts/Licence en Information-Communication

Deadline for applications: July 15
Deadline for enrolment: September 30


Further information on the application procedure can be found at the Homepage of European Media Culture.
For further enquiries please contact the course guidance.

Media Studies, Master of Arts

The prerequisite for admission to the master's programme is a Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies with an above-average overall grade, or an higher education first degree recognised as professionally relevant by the responsible Examination Board. Professionally relevant includes degree courses with cultural science or media science as the main subject, as well as other degree courses with relevance to media, as determined on a case-by-case basis. In other cases, the Examination Board may request remedial coursework to be undertaken by the applicant. No right to admission exists in this case.

A personal essay of approx. 3-4 pages describing the applicant’s motivation is to be included with the application for admission. This essay should include an overview of the scientific and professional/practical course of training up to now, such as media-related projects completed and/or internships, international experience during the first degree programme, and other student and/or scientific activities. Documentation of all activities must be included. Additionally, applicants should describe their personal perspectives for the future as relevant to the degree programme’s areas of focus.

Deadline for applications: March 31 or September 30 of each year
Deadline for enrolment: March 31 or September 30 of each year


For further enquiries please contact the course guidance.

Joint programme of study European Film and Media Studies (EFMS), Master of Arts

Prospective students are invited to apply for the EFMS master’s programme at one of the three partner universities that will then automatically become the student’s home institution. Every year, up to 5 eligible students are accepted.

Required are:

  • an above-average graduate degree from an accredited University in an EU state (or international equivalent) in the field of humanities (Licence en Sciences humaines, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Diplom, Maîtrese, Magister). Particularly eligible are graduates from cultural or media studies or other programmes with special media reference

  • intercultural competence, e.g. experiences gained in the participant countries, Erasmus or Socrates programme's semesters during the bachelor course or certified internships ou language courses abroad

Application procedure

Applications for the EFMS study programme must be sent to one of the three partner universities on time. Application takes place online. Applications must include:

  • a certified copy of the first University's degree
  • a letter of motivation of three pages, in which the student shall outline his particular research interests (please no pure verbalization of the CV). Subjects can be, for instance, media-related projects or internships, experiences abroad or other proofs of academic or personal dedication. Evidence is to be provided for each activity. At least, the personal professional perspective in reference to the EFMS programme shall be exposed

Based on the quality of application eligible graduates will be invited to an interview in the beginning of July with a special commission that is to check the language abilities and scientific fitness of the candidate. Finally, it will be this commission that decides about the admission to the tri-national EFMS programme.

Admissions deadline: 15 July