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.
The online application portal leads you step-by-step through the application form. It takes about 20 minutes to fill out the form.
Afterward, your completed application is delivered online. Once the application is sent, you receive a copy of the completed form to print out and a list of additional documents you’ll need to send us by mail. The address appears on the printed form. The application is not considered submitted until the signed, printed form which you filled out online, including all of the required supporting documentation is received by the Student Office by the application deadline.
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.
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 mandatory.
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.
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.
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 www.uni-assist.de. 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.
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 »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 550 points (paper-based), 213 points (computer- based) or 79 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.