Want to Join us in 2020? What to Expect From the Application Process

Here’s our lowdown of the important things to know before applying to a course at dBs Berlin in 2020.


Application deadlines


The final application deadline is the 30th of June 2020. Please be aware that, since our Priority Deadline of the 30th of April has passed, course places will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We keep class sizes small in order to ensure the quality of your learning experience.

This deadline also applies to residents of Sweden, Norway or Iceland who would like to request funding. More information here.

Our deadline for non-EU residents wishing to apply for a three-year course at dBs Berlin has passed. You may still submit an application with us, but we cannot guarantee that your visa request will be processed in time for the 2020 course year. More information here.

For Summer School courses, we will accept applications up to 14 days before the course start date, providing spaces are still available.

If you’re umming and ahhing about how the current health crisis might affect your application, never fear. First of all, we’re offering a full money-back guarantee on deposits and course fees to cover all coronavirus eventualities. However, now that Germany has lifted travel restrictions and quarantine for EU and Schengen citizens, and non-EU citizens are permitted to enter to study, it’s now possible to plan your arrival ahead. So, what better time to start preparing for the exciting next step of your career? Check out our COVID-19 FAQ page here.

Interested in joining our creative community in Berlin? Scroll down to find out more about the application process.


A word of encouragement


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Mille Knudsen by fellow Film Production alumnus Matthias Neumeister

According to admissions lead Sylvia Gozdek, what really makes applicants stand out is being open and honest about interests and goals, and demonstrating a strong motivation to learn and collaborate. “Collaboration is one of the most enriching things you can do in your time with us,” Sylvia says.

“Working on projects with your fellow students who have different interests and skills than you is not only fun, but it also mirrors what you might spend your professional life doing. We like to see people who can work well with others. It’s also important for you to have an idea of where your skills are at currently. If this is clear, we can help you figure out where you want to go and how to get you there.”

“Communicate with us if you need some extra time for a step and don’t stress about the quality of any track or videos you submit. Finally, if you are ambitious, don’t hide that. We try hard to create a safe space for people to dream big.”


What to submit


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Electronic Music Production & Performance student Morel

The application process varies with each of our courses. For detailed guidelines, find your course on the music or film website and click the APPLY NOW button.

If you’re applying to any of our HE Certificate or Bachelor courses in music, film, acting or visual effects, you choose how you wish to introduce yourself. You may either write a 500-word personal statement, submit a short video or audio file, or have a phone or in-person interview. A scan of your academic qualifications and your personal contact details are also required.

Applicants to the Creative Production MA courses in music and film should submit a project proposal, a scan of their academic qualifications and their personal contact details.

For the Summer School courses, you’ll need to submit a 300-word statement of motivation along with your personal contact details.

Once again, you can find out more details on the web page of your desired course. If you need any help, don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team!


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