Now that you have decided on a course of study at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, you can apply online to a degree programme of your choice. The application modalities, admission requirements and application deadlines for the respective degree programmes are posted on our online application portal and the faculty web pages, and are summarised under application Information.

Some degree programmes are in such high demand that there is not enough space for all the applicants. These degree programmes are subject to admission restrictions which require candidates to submit an application in due form and time. To gain admission, applicants enter a selection process which is usually comprised of an aptitude assessment examination, artistic aptitude test or qualification check.

Other degree programmes have open admission policies. All candidates who fulfil the prerequisites are guaranteed enrolment in these programmes as long as they register within the enrolment period.

Online application procedure

The online application portal leads you step by step through the questions of the application form and asks you to upload certain documents. Afterward you send your data electronically by clicking on the "Send" button. So you successfully submitted your application form to the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. It is not necessary to send the application documents by post in paper form. We only need these in case of admission or enrollment.

If you are accepted for a degree programme at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, you will receive a letter of admission by mail. Please accept your placement as quickly as possible and enrol to ensure that all of the formalities are completed in time for the beginning of the semester.

Please note that for the degree programmes Architektur (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), Urbanistik (B.Sc. and M.Sc.), MediaArchitecture (M.Sc.) and all further post graduate master programmes it is necessary to print out the completed PDF document of the electronic application form and send it by post to the Studierendenbüro (Student Office) of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar with all the necessary documents by the application deadline.

Admission requirements for Bachelor degree programmes

At our university, the prerequisite for enrollment in undergraduate programmes is a University Entrance Certificate (A level or equivalent), a subject-specific certificate of education, a master craftsman’s certificate, a state certifying technician’s or management exam, or equivalent qualification.

Professionally qualified candidates not otherwise qualified for university studies who have successfully completed a vocational programme of at least two years duration and have at least three years of subsequent professional experience may enrol in a programme related to their professional field on a probationary basis. Upon successful completion of two probationary semesters, the student is eligible for final registration in the programme.

If in doubt whether your academic qualifications enable you to apply to our university, please contact the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Student Office or the ministry of culture of your German federal state.

Open admission degree programmes
These programmes have neither admission restrictions nor qualification checks. If you fulfil the admission requirements for these undergraduate programmes and apply by the deadline, you can register immediately, as you are guaranteed admission. For the Bauingenieurwesen [Konstruktion Umwelt Baustoffe]
and Management [Bau Immobilien Infrastruktur] Bachelor programmes,
there is an online student-orientation test to help you decide which of the two programmes is right for you.

Degree programmes with an artistic aptitude test
Before you can enrol in one of the following Bachelor programmes,
you first have to take an artistic aptitude test. The test
is designed to evaluate artistic and creative aptitude.

According to paragraph 61, section 3 of the Thüringer Hochschulgesetz
(Thuringian Higher Education Act) in exceptional cases, the
successful completion of an aptitude test alone may qualify (…) a
student for admission to an artistic course of study (…) or artistic-
creative course of study (…)«.

For the Lehramt an Gymnasien: Kunsterziehung (Zweifachstudium
und Doppelfach) programme, a University Entrance Certificate is

Degree programmes with an aptitude assessment procedure
An aptitude assessment procedure evaluates both the qualification level of your University Entrance Certificate (grade average), as well as subject-specific capabilities in the form of artistic aptitude test, letters of motivation, additional qualifications, practical experience and the results of selection interviews. The exact criteria used vary from programme to programme and is described in detail below. Successful participation in an aptitude assessment procedure is a prerequisite to enrolment in these programmes.

Admission requirements for Master degree programmes

Master degree programmes build upon previously completed Bachelor programmes, going into more depth in the field of study or providing additional academic or professional qualifications. Most of the Master programmes in the Faculties of Civil Engineering and Media, as well as the Architektur programme, allow application and enrollment either in the summer or winter semester. In all of the other programmes offered by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism, and the Medienmanagement programme, you can only begin your studies in the winter semester.

This first academic degree can be a Bachelor, Master or Diplom earned at a university, university of applied sciences, art academy or technical college. As a general rule, your final marks should be well above average. The content review to determine that students meet the prerequisites of each programme is conducted by the examination committee of the corresponding faculty.

Degree programmes subject to qualification check
A qualification check is carried out to determine whether the knowledge you have already acquired is sufficient to satisfy the subject-specific requirements of your desired Master programme.To make the determination, the examination committee reviews your application materials.

Degree programmes with an artistic aptitude test
Before you can enrol in one of the following Master programmes, you first have to take an artistic aptitude test. The test is designed to evaluate artistic and creative aptitude.

Application for non-European citizens (except Switzerland)

Prospective students for Integrated Urban Development and Design (including "Reflective Urban Practice" and "Advanced Urbanism"), European Urban Studies, Bauingenieurwesen [Konstruktion Umwelt Baustoffe], Management [Bau Immobilien Infrastruktur], Natural Hazards and Risks in Structural Engineering und Medieninformatik, Computer Science for Digital Media, Digital Engineering and Human Computer Interaction, who are not citizens or the European Union (EU) or Switzerland must apply via The application deadlines for the winter semester (WiSe) are from 15 May to 31 August depending on the different degree programmes. For the summer semester (SuSe) by 15 January.

Language requirements

German language proficiency
Most of the degree programmes at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar require German language proficiency. Full-time students whose native language is not German must demonstrate German language proficiency prior to enrollment. You can meet this requirement with a DHS-2 certificate or a TestDaf certificate with a minimum of TDN4 (C1 level). There are exceptions for students with a school leaving certificate issued in Germany (e.g. Abitur) or a professionally qualifying degree awarded by an institution of higher education in a German anguage field.

We also recommend that exchange students acquire some knowledge of German to help them overcome the obstacles of daily life.

If your German proficiency is slightly lower than the required level, it is possible to fill your knowledge gaps before the semester begins in intensive courses offered by the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar’s Language Centre, at »Bauhaus Summer School« for instance.

Language Centre
At the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Language Centre you can improve your knowledge of German in intensive courses that culminate in the DSH exam. The exams are held every March and September. German courses are also held during the semester concurrently with regular classes.

English language proficiency
Applicants for English language programmes whose native language is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency prior to matriculation. You can meet this requirement with a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (level C); TOEFL test with a score of 80 points (internet-based); IELTS (Band 6.0), or a comparable test. There are exceptions for students with an English school leaving certificate (e.g. A level or comparable) or a professionally qualifying degree in an English language field.


A pre-internship is not a requirement for entering a degree programme at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. However, some degree programmes require the completion of an internship during the course of study. If you complete an internship after leaving school, you should request a written certificate specifying the duration and type of activities you performed because in some cases these can be applied toward the internship requirement.


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We take great pleasure in offering you admission to the Bauhaus- Universitat Weimar.

We look forward to having you join in the Bauhaus community.

For registration you need the following documents:

Start of the winter semester: 1st of October 2017.

You have to be here in person for enrollment by September 30 th.

October 3rd is the national holiday of Germany. Please keep in mind that all university offices, public authorities and shops are closed.

For your study at Bauhaus- University Weimar we wish you success.