The application deadline is May 15th of every year. Late applications will not be considered. The office of academic affairs starts to accept complete applications every March.



Students may only apply for admission to one field of specialization.




The following documents must be included in the application:


1. The complete application form
2. A portfolio of the applicant’s own artistic work (the portfolio and all included pieces must be labelled with the applicant’s name)
3. Complete CV without gaps up to the date of application submission
4. A signed declaration that the submitted work has been produced independently
5. 1 passport size photo
6. General or subject-related higher education entrance qualification and university certificates (see information below)
7. Proof of German language abilities (see information below)
8. Mandatory pre-study practical internship (see information below)


To 6) Certificates:
General or subject-related higher education entrance qualification (for undergraduate courses):
- Certified copy of university entrance qualification in the original language (can comprise of different components and include a university admissions examination)
- Certified translation of the university entrance qualification (certificates in English do not require translation)
University certificates (for all degree courses):
- Certified copies of all university certificates, degree certificates and, if available, diploma supplements in the original language and in translation (if required, see above).
The Admissions Office reserves the right to require a recognition notification from Zeugnisanerkennungsstelle für den Freistaat Bayern (ZASt) in individual cases without being required to state reasons.


To 7) Proof of German language abilities:
German is the language of instruction in all programs at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.
A certificate demonstrating your German language abilities is not a prerequisite if you wish to enroll in the following courses: Fine Arts, Architecture and Arts (MA), Visual Design and Therapy. However, you must speak enough German to pass the practical and oral tests.
If you wish to enroll in Art Education (Erstes Staatsexamen) or Interior Design (BA and MA) you must demonstrate German language abilities with a level that corresponds to level four (B2) on the six-level scale of competence stated in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Possible language Tests are:
- DSH 2: Certificate confirming that the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), at level „1“ - Goethe Certificate C2: GDS Goethe-Institut (from 2012); Kleines/Großes Sprachdiplom (until 2011)
- TEST DAF 4: CertificateTest Deutsch als Fremdsprache with level 3- 4 in all four skill areas
- Language certificate of the Kultusministerkonferenz der Länder der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Level II


To 8) Mandatory pre-study practical internship (REMINDER for undergraduate applications):
A mandatory pre-study practical internship of at least 8 weeks in a professional field related to the course of study is to be completed before the enrollment. Applicants that have completed a vocational training or have an art or art related degree are exempt from completing such an internship.
Incomplete applications shall be considered as invalid.
Important: Do not send any original certificates or original translations, as they will not be returned. The portfolio with artistic work remains in the Academy during the entire application period and cannot be made available to you, even for a short period of time.


Effective (December, 2016).