_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. 399 §8)
_Applicants have to verify proof of language level A2 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 portal.
_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.
Applications must be submitted via the Folkwang Application Portal by the end of the application period on 15 November (for the following summer semester). The portal is open for applications from 1 October to 15 November.
For the application you have to upload the following in the portal:
A. YOUR PERSONAL DETAILS
_Curriculum Vitae in tabular form (optional)
_Passport photograph (optional)
_School-leaving certificate from the last school attended
_If applicable, degree certificate, transcript of records and/or certificate of enrolment from the university(ies) attended to date
_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 or other international educational achievements that constitute a university entrance qualification for Germany such as completed periods of studies; country-specific information: http://anabin.kmk.org/anabin.html
B. COMPLETION OF APPLICATION
_Proof of payment of the application fee (bank statement)
The aptitude test usually takes place at the end of January/beginning of February and lasts three to four days. You will find the exact dates in the top right-hand corner as soon as they are fixed. Please note that you will have to be on site for the aptitude test.
The aptitude test consists of several rounds:
First round: Presentation of three stage scenes invented and developed by you. These should be entirely different in terms of content, characters and performance types. Props, music and language may be included as additional means of expression beyond the physical, depending on necessity with regards to the scene’s content. (Total performance time should not exceed 20 minutes.)
Second round: Continuation of one of the these scenes performed. Improvisation.
Third round: Movement training, voice training, choreography training, body language. Final selection.
Search, invent, play characters and themes that particularly interest you. We do not expect perfection or technical skills. Rather, we are interested in your imagination, your physical playfulness and your scenic invention.
_Enrolement FROM summer semester 2017
_Enrolement BEFORE summer semester 2017
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