Application Period

For the departments of Media Art, Exhibition Design and Scenography, as well as Art Studies and Media Philosophy, an extended application deadline until May 9, 2023 applies!

The application period for the next admissions process for the winter semester 2023/24 begins March 1, 2023 and ends April 30, 2023.

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