How to apply to Hochschule der Medien
If you want to apply to Hochschule der Medien as a degree-seeking student, you can find out more about the application process on this site.
If you want to apply to the Print Media Technologies Programme, please follow this link: Website Print Media Technologies
If you want to join Hochschule der Medien as part of an exchange programme, you can find more information here: Exchange Programs
The application process at Hochschule der Medien involves several steps:
- 1. Application documents
- 2. Online application via hochschulstart.de
- 3. Uploading copies of all documents to Hochschule der Medien
- 4. Information about your application status
- 5. Receiving and accepting your offer
- 6. Matriculation
- 7. Semester start
Due to the corona pandemic, the dates for the winter semester 2020/2021 differ.
Application period for the winter semester 2020/2021 (start October 2020): 1st of July - 20th of August (dates may be subject to change) for Bachelor programmes, and 29th of May - 15th of July for Master programmes
1. Application documents
Some degree programmes allow you to submit a personal statement, outlining your motivation to study the course and any personal experiences that aided your decision to apply to a certain programme.
Please remember to allow enough time to gather all necessary documents and, if needed, validations. Unless otherwise stated, all documents listed are necessary for your application to proceed. Applications, which are incomplete or are missing documents, will not be considered in the application process.
If you have obtained your Higher Education Entry Qualification from a country outside of Germany, it is necessary to have this qualification recognized/validated.
2. Online application
At Hochschule der Medien, we use the central application service hochschulstart.de to process your online application.
You can apply online by visiting hochschulstart.de. You need to register yourself in order to start the application process. After registration is complete, you will receive an application ID and authentication number. You can apply for up to three different Bachelor programmes at Hochschule der Medien. You can also apply to other institutions through hochschulstart.de. All applications will be considered independently of each other.
3. Uploading copies of all documents
After finishing your online application through hochschulstart.de, please upload copies of all required documents to our application platform.
You will need your application ID from hochschulstart.de to register for the platform. After you have registered you can either enter all your personal information manually or wait for the upload portal to import your data from hochschulstart.de. On your personal page you can upload all necessary documents and finish your application. Please note that the application deadline is the 15th of January for the summer semester and the 15th of July for the winter semester. We can only consider your application if it reaches us in full by this date.
4. Checking the status of your application
You can check the status of your application using this link: https://vw-online.hdm-stuttgart.de/wimma/ You will need to log-in using your application number.
5. Receiving and accepting your offer
You will receive notifications of any offer through the hochschulstart.de portal. Please remember to check your email and account regularly. You can accept your offer of a place on the hochschulstart.de portal.
Once you have accepted your offer, we will sent a letter with information about the matriculation process to your home address. Please read the letter carefully and submit all necessary documents by the deadline stated in your letter. You will finish your matriculation by picking up your student ID card at the admissions office.