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International Scholarship Holders

Personal Acceptance Letter („Betreuungszusage“)

Usually, scholarships (such as DAAD, Fulbright or governmental ones) are intended for individual study/research projects. In most cases, application is possible only once a year - and at least a year ahead of the beginning of the study abroad. Therefore, you should try to gather all necessary information in time, and start the process of addressing professors of your choice at UdK, describing your motivation, offering samples of your artistic work and asking for an individual acceptance letter (“Betreuungszusage”).


DAAD, Fulbright-Commission, Governmental Grants

UdK Berlin accepts scholarship holders of the German Academic Exchange Service - DAAD (worldwide), the Fulbright Commission (USA only) or of governmental programmes by their home countries for individually organized study or research projects.

Generally, we recommend getting in contact first of all with the office in charge for the respective scholarship programme. This is where you would have to submit your scholarship application later on.

Application Process at UdK Berlin

At UdK there are two ways for individual scholarship-holders:

  • With the personal acceptance by one of our professors you could either get enrolled for the duration of the scholarship without the opportunity of obtaining a degree,
  • or you could aim for a degree if you apply as a regular student and pass the obligatory entrance examination at UdK - independently from any scholarship.

Please find more information on the DAAD- and Fulbright-programs here:

Visa/Residence Permit

Regarding your visa/residence permit you are recommended to turn to the German Embassy in order to apply for a “D-Visa”. A D-Visa is valid for up to 12 months and exempts from the requirement to apply for a residence permit in Berlin. Please also refer to our information pages on visa and residence.

Here you can also find DAAD recommendations on climate-friendly travel:

Enrolment at UdK Berlin for Scholarship Holders

For degree-seeking scholarship holders

All the details regarding the enrolment process (date, documents) will be sent together with the acceptance letter.

For non-degree seeking scholarship holders

There is no specific deadline at UdK to get enrolled. Please contact International Student Service to receive the documents for the enrollment as well as information on the current semester fees.


UdK Berlin does not have any dormitories unfortunately. Please find further information on accommodation here.

Contact for Scholarship Holders

Please feel free to contact us, should you have further questions!


Barbara Aiko Garnier

Einsteinufer 43, room 16 a

Phone: +49 (0)30 3185 2196 / 2281