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Application periods and requirements

Application period

01 October - 01 November for the following summer semester

 

Entrance requirements

- a special artistic talent
- an unobjectionable state of health
- for international applicants: sufficient German language skills (at least language certificate German B1 for application and language certificate German C1 for enrolment)

Your application - step by step

All steps mentioned in the following must be taken within the application deadline of the respective study program. It is recommended that you apply as early as possible within the application deadline so that you can clarify any questions that may arise with our StudyGuide in good time.

  1. Register and verify your identity (if you have not already done so in the past) in the Campusmanagement-Portal of the UdK Berlin: https://my.udk-berlin.de.
  2. Log in to the Campus Management Portal (https://my.udk-berlin.de) and submit an application for admission to the desired degree program there within the application deadline and upload the following formal documents in a PDF file (max. 20 MB) to the application portal during the application process:

    ● Detailed CV in tabular form, if applicable with details of previous training and activities in the fields of theater, radio, film and television
    ●  if applicable, proof of qualified professional experience or proof of practical training
    Bank statement as proof of payment of the fee of € 30 for processing the application (in case of transfer from abroad proof of payment) or turnover view (in case of online banking). Other proofs/receipts (such as transfer orders) are not accepted.
    ●  International applicants must also provide proof of their German language skills: language certificate German B1 for application and language certificate German C1 for enrolment. You can find more information here.
    ● Transfer students from other univercities must enclose proof of previous study and examination achievements. You can find more information here.

  3. Information on transferring  30 € for participation in the admission procedure to the following account:
    Kasse der UdK Berlin
    Berliner Volksbank
    IBAN: DE 72 1009 0000 8841 0150 46
    BIC: BEVO DE BB XXX
    Reason for payment: 35/01036, degree programme, name, application number

    Berliner Volksbank eG
    Budapester Straße 35
    10787 Berlin
    Germany


    For foreign bank transfers:
    Please make sure that you pay all applicable transfer fees (OUR - sender pays costs) when making the transfer.

    -> Are you an applicant from the PR China or Vietnam?

Admission procedure

What happens after the application?

Usually, the admission procedure takes place in the period from mid-February to early March.
A presence examination is planned. You will receive more information by email with the invitation.

Preselection
Usually the following programme has to be prepared:
- Preparation of a total of four scenic presentations (excerpts from roles, monologues, scenes, etc.).
Two of these performances have special requirements: One of the performance samples must be from the work of a specific author.
The applicant will be informed of this in the invitation to the admission procedure.
One performance should be a small scene that the applicant has devised him/herself.
The duration of the individual examples should not exceed five minutes.
In addition, a song/chanson/song may be offered.

Entrance examination
The applicants selected in the pre-selection will take part in the entrance examination.
The final decision on admission to the programme is made in a test procedure lasting several days.
The entrance examination consists of
- the presentation of at least one prepared performance sample, which is determined by the commission
- scenic tasks, which the applicant has to work on alone or together with other applicants
- various subject-specific parts of the examination, in which aptitudes and abilities, especially in relation to body and movement as well as voice and speaking, are determined,
but also those dealing with the candidate's interest in theoretical questions and critical judgement.
- interviews to enable the candidate to comment on his/her work samples, motivation and interests.

FAQs on the admission procedure

On the following page you will find answers to many questions on the subject of applications and admission examinations:

https://www.udk-berlin.de/studium/schauspiel-ausbildung-fuer-zeitgenoessisches-theater/informationen/faqs-zur-zulassungspruefung/