As the year closes we are excited to announce the application period for winter semester 2023/24 to study in our interdisciplinary research-based master programme Design & Computation between University of the Arts and Technical University Berlin. Before the application website featuring all requirements is launched in January, we have compiled and answered some of the most frequently asked questions.
When is the application period?
Application for the winter semester 2023/24 is open from 1. April to 15. Mai 2023. The application requirements and procedure will be available at https://www.udk-berlin.de/bewerbung/bewerbungsguide/design-and-computation-master/ in January.
What application info events are planned for 2023?
In the beginning of 2023 we will continue offering online info events for applicants, where you can ask questions to head of the programme Prof. Albert Lang. We will also organize an online event where you can meet current students. There will also be a chance to discuss your portfolios with Prof. Lang before the application. You are also warmly invited to our series of public lectures and workshops starting at the end of January and continuing throughout the year.
What do I need to submit as a “Portfolio”?
The work samples can take the form of any or multiple media, including but not limited to essays, scientific writing in all disciplines, documentation of artistic and design works, audio, film, or interactive websites. The portfolio / selected works should demonstrate your specific and individual approach, interests and skills in relation to the interdisciplinary, research-based masters. The format which you choose to display your work samples is open, you can submit either a PDF or a website. There will also be portfolio meet-ups before the application deadline where you can discuss this in more detail with us. They will be announced over Instagram and on our website.
What language skills are required to study the Programme?
During enrolment, a certificate in German level C1 is required, submission of which can be postponed until the summer semester 2024. Applicants do not need to submit a certificate with their application.
What happens after my application?
After the application, all applications will be processed and a selection will be made according to the degree of qualification for the programme. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview, for which they will be sent an invitation from the TU Berlin. The application interviews will take place in presence from mid July to Mid August. If taking place in an interview in presence is not possible, other methods will be discussed individually. If you are selected in the interviews, you will be informed of your acceptance to the programme, after which you can officially enroll at University of Arts Berlin and register at TU.
How does teaching take place?
All modules in 2023/24 will be offered in presence, in our Studio on Campus Charlottenburg as well as the buildings of TU Berlin and UdK Berlin. Attendance is required.
What are the semester times?
The summer semester officially begins on 1. April, while the lecture period runs from Mid April to Mid Juli. The winter semester begins on 1.October, with a lecture period from mid October to mid February.
Are there any costs for the programme?
The inter-university study programme between UdK and TU Berlin has no tuition fees. However, students at Universities in Berlin have to pay a one time fee per semester of around 315 Euros, which consists of the social contribution to the studierendenWERK Berlin, to student representation (AStA), administrative fees and a semester ticket which allows free travel on public transportation services in Berlin during the semester and the semester breaks.
Where can I keep up to date on events and activities of the study programme?
We are active on Instagram and Twitter and our website as well as on the pages of UdK and TU Berlin.
STUDYING IN BERLIN
How do I get around in Berlin as a student?
With the semester fee (315 Euro), students in Berlin pay for a ticket that allows them to freely travel in Berlin on public transportation services when carrying their student ID.
Where can I find resources on living in Berlin?
The housing market in Berlin is extremely competitive and it is advised to begin to organize your stay well before your arrival. The following websites are popular platforms that advertise flat shares: studierendenWERK Berlin, WG-Gesucht.de, WGcompany.de .
Please read the FAQs carefully. They will be extended over the coming weeks. If you have any questions, contact our Study Advisory Service under firstname.lastname@example.org