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Design and Computation Master

Application period and entrance requirements

Application period

15 March- 30 April for the winter semester 2022-23


Entrance requirements

-a first professional university degree in a course of study in the fields of arts and design, humanities, education, social sciences, economics, law, natural sciences,
engineering, mathematics, computer science, medicine
- for international applicants: sufficient knowledge of German

 

Detailed information on the content and structure of the program can be found on our website:
www.design-computation.berlin 

Or contact our Study Subject Advising:
apply_ @design-computation.berlin

Student Secretariat of the TU Berlin:
https://www.tu.berlin/studierendensekretariat/kontakt-sprechzeiten/

Step by step your application

first professional degree at a German university

Please note that the application process runs exclusively through the TU Berlin and is therefore subject to a different procedure.

Master applicants who have completed or will complete their first professional degree (usually Bachelor) at a German university and apply with an ECTS certificate submit their application directly to the TU Berlin.
The documents to be submitted, which you can find in the checklist, must be received in their entirety in the e-mail box (bewerbung.master_ @studsek.tu-berlin.de) by the application deadline.

Please note: Please leave the application number (1st page in the middle) blank. As there is no online registration, you will only receive your application number for the further procedure by e-mail after receipt of the application. It is not necessary for you to resubmit the documents afterwards.

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Please download and complete the application form for direct applicants
  • Proof of the first professional university certificate (incl. translation, if not issued in German or English) consisting of the certificate as well as an overview of subjects/grades with an indication of the credit points (transcript)
    or
  • in the case of a Bachelor's degree not yet completed in an EU member state, an ECTS certificate with current ECTS total incl. current average grade
  • official transcript of records with current ECTS total incl. current average grade, issued by the respective responsible office of the university (e.g. examinations office) or download from a university's own online portal
    Details see https://www.tu.berlin/go2966/
  • Identification document
    Front side of your identity card or passport (with personal data)
  • Certificate of enrollment or de-registration from the last German university you attended
  • Current certificate of enrollment or exmatriculation if you are or were enrolled at a German university after completing your 1st professional degree abroad.
    Please note: The missing proof does not lead to a rejection of the application, however, no waiting semesters can be credited without proof.
  • Proof of any periods of service according to § 7 Abs.1 Berliner Hochschulzulassungsgesetz (BerlHZG), only if available, incl. translation (if not issued in German or English).
  • For graduates from PR China, Vietnam, Mongolia and Iran, there are additional country-specific requirements that must be met when applying. Further information can be found on the following page.
  • International applicants must provide proof of German language skills:
    For application: proof of language proficiency corresponding to the completed qualification level B2.
    For enrollment: Language certificate corresponding to the completed qualification level C1.
    A list of accepted language certificates can be found on our website.
    Applicants with a German school or university degree do not need to submit a separate proof of language proficiency.
  • A letter of motivation (max. 2 DIN A4 pages) with information on the specific reasons for choosing the course of study, personal suitability for successfully completing the M.A. "Design & Computation" as well as possible goals for further professional development.

    Portfolio
  • Work/work samples (portfolio) can be presented in a variety of media, for example, texts, artistic design portfolio, scientific papers, engineering papers, audio, film, etc. The work/work samples should demonstrate your individual approach, thematic interests and skills in the context of our cross-university, interdisciplinary, research-based master's program Design & Computation.
  • Technical requirements and submission
    • File formats: PDF, MP4, M4V, MOV
    •  max. 6 files, each max. 2 GB, total max. 10 GB
    • Labelling of the files:
      Name_First_Name_DC_Filename (e.g. Mustermann_Max_DC_Portfolio.pdf)
    • The files are transmitted via schicks.digital.
      Upload your files to the schicks.digital website (preferably with a password) and send the resulting links to apply@design-computation.berlin
      If you have set a password, send it to us in a separate e-mail.

Step by step your application

first professional degree at a foreign university

Please note that the application process runs exclusively through the TU Berlin and is therefore subject to a different procedure.

Master's degree applicants who have completed their first professional degree (usually Bachelor's degree) at a foreign university or who are about to complete their Bachelor's degree in an EU member state and who apply with an ECTS certificate submit their application online uni-assist e.V. for a preliminary examination. Please refer to our website for information.

 

The following documents must be attached to the application:

  • Please download and complete the application form for direct applicants
  • Proof of the first professional university certificate (incl. translation, if not issued in German or English) consisting of the certificate as well as an overview of subjects/grades with an indication of the credit points (transcript)
    or
  • in the case of a Bachelor's degree not yet completed in an EU member state, an ECTS certificate with current ECTS total incl. current average grade
  • official transcript of records with current ECTS total incl. current average grade, issued by the respective responsible office of the university (e.g. examinations office) or download from a university's own online portal
    Details see https://www.tu.berlin/go2966/
  • Identification document
    Front side of your identity card or passport (with personal data)
  • Certificate of enrollment or de-registration from the last German university you attended
  • Current certificate of enrollment or exmatriculation if you are or were enrolled at a German university after completing your 1st professional degree abroad.
    Please note: The missing proof does not lead to a rejection of the application, however, no waiting semesters can be credited without proof.
  • Proof of any periods of service according to § 7 Abs.1 Berliner Hochschulzulassungsgesetz (BerlHZG), only if available, incl. translation (if not issued in German or English).
  • For graduates from PR China, Vietnam, Mongolia and Iran, there are additional country-specific requirements that must be met when applying. Further information can be found on the following page.
  • International applicants must provide proof of German language skills:
    For application: proof of language proficiency corresponding to the completed qualification level B2.
    For enrollment: Language certificate corresponding to the completed qualification level C1.
    A list of accepted language certificates can be found on our website.
    Applicants with a German school or university degree do not need to submit a separate proof of language proficiency.
  • A letter of motivation (max. 2 DIN A4 pages) with information on the specific reasons for choosing the course of study, personal suitability for successfully completing the M.A. "Design & Computation" as well as possible goals for further professional development.

    Portfolio
  • Work/work samples (portfolio) can be presented in a variety of media, for example, texts, artistic design portfolio, scientific papers, engineering papers, audio, film, etc. The work/work samples should demonstrate your individual approach, thematic interests and skills in the context of our cross-university, interdisciplinary, research-based master's program Design & Computation.
  • Technical requirements and submission
    • File formats: PDF, MP4, M4V, MOV
    •  max. 6 files, each max. 2 GB, total max. 10 GB
    • Labelling of the files:
      Name_First_Name_DC_Filename (e.g. Mustermann_Max_DC_Portfolio.pdf)
    • The files are transmitted via https://schicks.digital/ .
      Upload your files to the schicks.digital website (preferably with a password) and send the resulting links to apply@design-computation.berlin
      If you have set a password, send it to us in a separate e-mail.

Admission procedure

What happens after the application?

The admission procedure consists of the pre-selection and the entrance examination. The pre-selection is based on the submitted work samples.
The admission examination then follows for the selected applicants*.
The invitation to the entrance examination will be sent by e-mail.