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Figures and Facts

With its four colleges, Fine Art, Design, Music and Performing Arts, approx. 4,000 students, and 300-year history, Berlin University of the Arts is not only the biggest arts university in Germany but also one of the few in Europe able to look back on such a rich tradition. More than 70 study programmes cover the full artistic spectrum.

The university model that unites all the arts and related scientific disciplines under one roof is unique in Europe. Interdisciplinarity, top-ranking professors, excellent international networking and, above all, its great artistic quality make the UdK Berlin into one of the most attractive art universities worldwide. Presenting around 600 events each year, Berlin University of the Arts is also an important location for cultural events in Berlin. 

Key data

Four – Fine Art, Design, Music, Performing Arts and the Berlin Career College

Study programmes:
more than 70

Study programmes at a glance

As of April 2019:

Number of students: 4074

College of Fine Art
Students in total: 828
German female students: 410, German male students: 160
Foreign female students: 175, foreign male students: 83

College of Design
Students in total: 1379
German female students: 571, German male students: 489
Foreign female students: 201, foreign male students: 118

College of Music and Berlin Jazz Institute
Students in total: 1241
German female students: 368, German male students: 354
Foreign female students: 272, foreign male students: 247

College of Performing Arts
Students in total: 385
German female students: 144, German male students: 75
Foreign female students: 103, foreign male students: 63

Zentralinstitut für Weiterbildung
Students in total: 241
German female students: 114, German male students: 75
Foreign female students: 48, foreign male students: 29

There are 77 junior students at the Julius Stern Institute. They are not included in this list.

University Administration

President: Prof. Dr. Norbert Palz 
Chancellor: Dr. Ulrike Prechtl-Fröhlich
More facts and figures are available on the page of the Senate Offices for Education, Youth and Science (Senatsverwaltung für Bildung, Jugend und Wissenschaft):

Performance reports of the UdK Berlin and other universities