5 English Study Programs at Berlin University of the Arts

All important info for international students in Germany (2020/2021)

Berlin University of the Arts

32%
International students
Academy of fine arts
Type
public
Status
3.900
Students

About the University

As a result of its varied history, the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) is both a young institution and an old one. The university‚Äôs current structure has developed over the decades since its founding in 1975 as ‚ÄúHochschule der K√ľnste‚ÄĚ (HdK); in November 2001 the institution was renamed ‚ÄúUniversit√§t der K√ľnste Berlin,‚ÄĚ or Berlin University of the Arts. Taking into account its predecessor institutions, however, UdK Berlin has a history of more than 300 years, going back to the founding of the Brandenburg-Prussian Academy of Arts in 1696.

The ‚ÄúHochschule der K√ľnste‚ÄĚ was created by the merger of two arts academies, the ‚ÄúHochschule f√ľr Bildende K√ľnste‚ÄĚ and the ‚ÄúHochschule f√ľr Musik und Darstellende Kunst‚ÄĚ in what was then West Berlin. Both academies had been close neighbors since 1902, when they began using the building complex at the corner of Hardenbergstra√üe and Fasanenstra√üe in Charlottenburg, which is still in use today.

With its four colleges, Fine Art, Design, Music and Performing Arts, approx. 4,000 students, and 300-year history, Berlin University of the Arts is not only the biggest arts university in Germany but also one of the few in Europe able to look back on such a rich tradition. More than 70 study programmes cover the full artistic spectrum.

The university model that unites all the arts and related scientific disciplines under one roof is unique in Europe. Interdisciplinarity, top-ranking professors, excellent international networking and, above all, its great artistic quality make the UdK Berlin into one of the most attractive art universities worldwide. Presenting around 600 events each year, Berlin University of the Arts is also an important location for cultural events in Berlin.

International Rankings

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Times Higher Education Ranking
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Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
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QS World University Rankings

National Rankings

#77
DFG-Ranking
#94
Humboldt Ranking

Tuition fees

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2020/2021

Summer Semester 2021

Open Programs

No Programs open for application

3 Programs open for application

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
40% local admission restriction (local NC)
0% no admission restriction
60% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

20% directly at University
80% via Uni-Assist

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

6.5 (2 programs)

Minimum

90 (1 program)

Minimum

0 (2 programs)

Maximum

6.5 (2 programs)

Maximum

95 (1 program)

Maximum

0 (2 programs)

IELTS Band

Minimum

6.5 (2 programs)

Maximum

6.5 (2 programs)

TOEFL Scores

Minimum

90 (1 program)

Maximum

95 (1 program)

Cambridge Levels

Minimum

0 (2 programs)

Maximum

0 (2 programs)

Program Features

2-6 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Music

Beginning

Winter intake

40%

Summer intake

40%

Winter & Summer intake

20%

Location

Berlin University of the Arts

List of English-taught Study Programs offered by Berlin University of the Arts