If you are an international student and would like to study a bachelor’s, master’s or PhD programme or another programme with a special international focus at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, you can find information about application requirements, the necessary documents and submission deadlines on this web page.

Admission requirements at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar:

  • For undergraduate studies concluding with a Bachelor’s degree or diploma: qualification for admission to institutions of higher education;
  • For post-graduate studies concluding with a Master’s degree:
    Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study with a good grade point average;
  • Proof of language skills proficiency as required for a course of study (German and, if necessary, other foreign languages)
  • For certain courses of study, an aptitude assessment examination, aptitude test or restricted admission as mandated by the university

Language Skills

The University Course and Examination Regulations specify what level of German language (or other language) proficiency is required for each course of study at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

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 language 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 Sprachenzentrum (Language Centre), at Bauhaus Summer School for instance.

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.

Sprachenzentrum (Language Centre)

At the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Sprachenzentrum (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.

Aptitude Assessment

A selection committee reviews the submitted application materials and determines the eligibility of each applicant. This initial process is followed by a second aptitude assessment process in the following courses of study:

  • Aptitude assessment by the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism im for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture
  • Aptitude test administered by the Faculty of  Art and Design for the degree programmes in Free Art, Product Design, Visual Communication and the Teacher Certification Programme in Art Education
  • Aptitude test administered by the Faculty of Media for the Bachelor’s degree in Media Art
  • Special selection process (restricted admission as mandated by the university) by the Faculty of Media for the Bachelor’s degree programme in Media Culture

Acknowledgment of Copies

Copies of documents can be certified in Germany by the following public bodies:

  • the local mayor
  • city administration
  • city council (town hall)
  • county administration
  • police headquarters
  • chief of police
  • courts
  • notaries

Certificates issued in foreign languages may cause difficulties, in which case you should contact your consulate or embassy.

Schools and state colleges or universities may only certify documents which they themselves have issued.

The following institutions are authorized to carry out official certification outside Germany

  • Diplomatic agencies of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Authorities authorized to provide official certification in the relevant country

Duplicates of certified copies always require official certification.

Original certificates
Please do not send original certificates by mail. The university is not liable for the loss or damage of unsolicited documents.

German universities often have different admission requirements for applicants from foreign countries. Before applying, please read over the information that applies to your situation in the databank at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) or the databank at the Foreign Education Centre (anabin).

If you wish to take advantage of the online application process and have questions about the admission requirements, we can arrange a personal interview for you.

Applications for a higher semester are also possible.

If you do not have access to the Internet, or cannot take advantage of the online application process for any reason, please contact us.

Please note:

  • Some applicants from certain countries are required to attend a university preparatory programme at a “Studiumkolleg” before being allowed to study in germany. The Studienkolleg Nordhausen provides such university preparation for applicants of the Bauhaus-Universität.
  • Foreigners who have qualification for admission to institutions of higher education or have already received a university degree in germany will be treated like Germans (education nationals) by the selection committee.
  • The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has simplified its admission requirements for foreign students participating in the study abroad programme. (incoming)