Application Period

NOTE: The new application deadline for the next admission procedure 2024/25 will be announced here on our website and on our Instagram channel hfg_ka in the coming weeks.

First portfolio consultation dates can already be found on our main page in the "event" section or via our Instagram channel.

There are four steps to studying at HfG Karlsruhe:

1. Course and Portfolio Advice

For the application to our university, among other things, a portfolio with selected work (practical subjects) and a letter of motivation must be submitted. At the beginning of the year, prospective students can receive intensive advice in the individual departments about their studies and their portfolio (concerning the practical subjects).

Dates portfolio consultation

2. Fast Open Application

The application documents, the letter of motivation, as well as the portfolio (practical subjects) must be submitted online.

The application period for the next admission procedure starts on March 1 and ends on April 30, 2023. All info will be published regularly on our website.

info on application procedure

3. Examination for Aptitude and Admission

If all admission requirements are met, artistic or scientific aptitude is determined in a two step procedure.

Admission and aptitude test

4. Enrollment

Online enrollment for the winter semester must be completed no later than August 15.



The academic freedom of non-modular course studies at HfG Karlsruhe means that Bachelor and Master courses are not offered. The studies are concluded with a Diplom or a Magister. Full Bologna compatibility is ensured and the degrees are recognized internationally.

Requirements for Course Admission
  • general or subject-specific higher education qualification or a comparable qualification (a technical college qualification does not qualify)
  • proof of artistic or scientific aptitude

Beginning of Studies

Each winter semester

Student Office

Kerstin Eisenmenger
T +49 (0) 721 / 8203 2369
F +49 (0) 721 / 8203 2373

Office hours:
Monday until Thursday, 9am until noon and by appointment (Friday closed)

Guest Auditors and Auditors from KIT Karlsruhe

Simone Siewerdt
T +49 (0) 721 / 8203 2367