_Evidence of qualification for entry (general university entrance certificate). Official database on the equivalence of international educational achievements: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html)
_Evidence of artistic aptitude or outstanding artistic talent respectively by passing the aptitude test at the Folkwang University of the Arts.
_Applicants without a general university entrance certificate may also be admitted, provided that they exhibit outstanding artistic talent (see "Rahmeneignungsprüfungsordnung" Nr. 388 §8)
_Applicants have to verify proof of language level C1 with enrolment.
_The required levels of language skills at Folkwang University of the Arts are in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
_For questions regarding language certificates, please contact Stefanie Melters (melters(at)folkwang-uni.de)
_50 € application fee: For your application a fee of € 50 is due. If you apply for multiple study courses simultaneously, the fee is € 50 for the first application and € 15 for every additional study course. The amount will be automatically calculated and shown to you in the application form.
_No tuition fees are charged at Folkwang.
_Each semester all students have to pay a social contribution for the services of the Student Union, a student contribution for the work of the AStA (General Student Committee) and the VRR/NRW ticket. A breakdown of the amounts plus information on how to pay is available here.
Please note: We must have received your application documents in paper form not later than the application deadline November 15th (for the following summer semester).
For the study course "Directing" (Artist Diploma) you will need the following documents:
_Application to participate in the qualifying examination (For applications to start in the winter semester the form is open from 1. October to the deadline on 15. November.)
_One passport photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm)
_Leaving certificate (simple copy) of last attended school
_Graduated students: Leaving certificate(s) (simple copy)
_When changing the university/study programme or resuming your studies (in each of these cases) on the same study cycle with the same main subject (instrument/voice): Transcript of Records of the previous studies (simple copy)
_Receipt for payment of the application fee (bank statement)
_If applicable, certificate of foreign university entrance examination such as APS certificate / American College Test (ACT) / College Scholastic Ability Test / University Entrance Examination Center Test (simple copy) or other international educational achievements (simple copy) that constitute a university entrance qualification for Germany such as completed periods of studies; country-specific information: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html
The aptitude test usually takes place in January. Please note that you will have to be on site for the aptitude test.
The aptitude test is a multi-stage process in which a candidate can be eliminated after each examination round.
After the application deadline you will be asked to produce a written assignment (answering questions and a directing concept). The submission deadline will be about 4 weeks later.
All applicants who are deemed apt, will be invited to take part in the aptitude test on-site. The second round involves an oral examination, which consists of a colloquium of up to 45 minutes duration.
The third round encompasses a practical examination with three parts:
1. Performance of two role excerpts of own choice
2. Presentation on a given topic (max. 10 mins.)
3. Directing exercise on a given scene with one-two student(s) of the acting study course (max. 30 mins.) The text will be handed out at the oral examination if its outcome warrants a continuation of the adjudication process.)
After the practical examination optionally a colloquium in form of a reflection talk will be held.
Only after you have successfully applied for a study place is your last step in the application process enrolment. Enrolment takes place at the end of September for the start of studies in October and at the end of March for the start of studies in April. Please refer to your letter of admission for the exact period and information on the procedure.
You must provide the following document for enrolment:
_completed application for enrolment AND Folkwang Card (you received both applications together with your certificate of admission)
_Evidence of a German health insurance OR an exemption from the compulsory health insurance (i.e. recognition of your foreign health insurance by a statutory health insurance in Germany – refer to information provided by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in this regard)
_The original OR certified copy of the general university entrance qualification certificate (a certified German translation is essential for such certificates acquired abroad)
_If not already provided during the application procedure: Language qualification for the language entrance level required in the study course (only required if you did not acquire your university entrance qualification in Germany). The table provides you with an initial overview of all language requirements. Further information on language qualifications at Folkwang is available on the 'German as a foreign language (GFL)' page.
_Evidence of payment of the semester contribution