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Study Photography in Germany: 9 Universities with 10 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 02-27-2024 | Reading Time: 4 minutes

The Photography major focuses on the basic knowledge and skills of art, aesthetics, composition, photography, and photo manipulation. Students will have the opportunity to take various courses such as digital large format cameras, black and white printing, digital output, color shooting, experimental photography, and digital video. At the same time, students in this program will learn how to relate the theory and practice of photography to other artistic disciplines.

The major prepares students to build careers as commercial photographers, professional artists, photojournalists, and professionals in other disciplines. Graduates of the photography program can become freelance photographers or pursue careers in the gallery or museum world or in communications and fine art photography.

Overview

masters
10

Study Programs in English

universities
9

Universities

ranking
1

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (3 programs for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Maximum:

€ 6,300 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 15 and January 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and August 15

View all 10 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Photography

#25Humboldt Ranking
Leibniz Universität Hannover

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 29,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

DFG-Ranking #25
#97Humboldt Ranking
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences

No. of Students: approx. 7,500 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

#191Humboldt Ranking
TH Köln - Cologne University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences

No. of Students: approx. 26,000 students

Program Fees: € 2,750 - € 3,750 (per semester)

#191Humboldt Ranking
Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts

public University of Applied Sciences

No. of Students: approx. 10,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Tuition Fees

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3 English Degree Programs for Photography in Germany

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A unique program to learn about engineering and physics of optical technologiesBe part of the modern “Cluster of Excellence” in HannoverComplete an advanced internship to get experience on industry related companies
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Become an innovative designerGreat career opportunities in designWork with state-of-the-art equipment

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
20% local admission restriction (local NC)
10% no admission restriction
70% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

60% directly at University
10% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
30% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Photography in Germany

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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

C1 Advanced (CAE) (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Photography in Germany

Program Features

3-16 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Beginning

Winter intake

50%

Summer intake

0%

Winter & Summer intake

50%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Photography

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Bard College Berlin

private (state-approved) University · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 10,000

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln

private (state-approved) Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 250

Program Fees: € 2,750 - € 3,750

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Leibniz Universität Hannover

public Technical University · No. of Students: 29,000

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 7,500

Program Fees: € 0

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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