Apply Now! Important general information about applying to the University of the Arts Bremen.
The HfK's application portal for first-year students (first semester) for the winter semester 2024/2025 will be open for the degree programmes Bachelor Digital Media, Diploma Fine Arts and Bachelor Integrated Design from February 1st, 2024. Applications for the degree programmes at the Faculty of Music can be filed from March 1st, 2024.
The HfK accepts first-year students in the courses for Digital Media, Fine Arts, Integrated Design Bachelor's and Music courses in the winter semester of each year. Applications for the degree programme Master Integrated Design are also possible in the summer semester.
Advanced semesters, university transfer or change of program students will find information on how to apply here.
The prerequisite for receiving a place at the University is passing the entrance examination. Detailed information on the application and entrance examination can be found in the following degree programmes.
Areas of study Art and Design
Areas of study Music
Department 1, Office for Students, is the central contact address for all questions relating to applications, admissions, studies and examinations. From the study organisation to the application and admission process, enrolment and de-registration, to questions about taking a leave of absence from your studies, information about study and examination regulations/registrations, questions about BAföG as well as guest and secondary students: you will find advice and support here.
To study in Germany, foreign students may need a visa that allows them to stay in Bremen during their studies.
You can find out which documents you need to submit to apply for a student visa or a student applicant visa on the website of the Foreign Office or on the websites of the German diplomatic mission in your home country. As a rule, you will need your passport, passport photos, proof of health insurance and documents showing that you are admitted to study at the HfK and can finance your study stay in Bremen.
If you want to apply for a guest study programme, your first point of contact is the International Office of the HfK. Applications are possible for both the winter semester and the summer semester. A study visit usually lasts one to a maximum of two semesters. This applies to visiting students from partner universities and, if capacity is available, also to individual applicants (freemovers).
As a visiting student you do not have to take an entrance exam.
Students from other universities can only be admitted to individual courses as additional students for the duration of one semester if there is free capacity.
Applicants who are not students can be admitted as guest auditors if there is space available, but only for the duration of one semester and only for specific courses.