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Application process
Your SRH Berlin application and admission process

We are happy to welcome you to our university! These are the individual steps of our general application process:

  1. You submit your online application via the SRH application portal. You create an account, apply for your study programme and upload all relevant documents. After submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email.
  2. We will review your application and invite you to an interview if you meet the admission requirements.
  3. The interview takes place in person at our campus, or by phone/Skype. If your interview is successful, you will receive an acceptance letter along with your study contract.
    *Please note that for certain artistic/design oriented study programmes you may have to take an additional admission test and/or upload samples of your work with your online application. Please find further details on the individual study programme pages.
  4. You then sign the study contract and send it back to us.
  5. You pay the enrolment fee (all students) and - if you are a Non-EU/Non-EEA student - the 3-month deposit.
  6. You will then receive your letter of admission.
  7. You take part in our Orientation Week and then you'll be ready to begin your studies at SRH Berlin!
SRH Berlin Online Application Portal

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

How does Covid-19 affect admissions?

Due to the current situation, the winter semester 2020 and the coming semesters will be taught in a hybrid model. For you, this means that you will have on-campus seminars as well as online seminars. By implementing this study mode, we can ensure that hygiene measures, such as distancing between individual persons, are implemented correctly and that you, your fellow students, teachers and staff are protected.

However, since no one yet knows what the situation will look like in the upcoming months, we are also prepared to offer teaching in a blended learning format (online teaching + independent study). This way, you can continue your studies without any concern, you won't lose any time and you will continue to be in constant contact with professors and fellow students. We successfully applied this style of teaching during the summer semester of 2020 in an effort to provide our students with the best possible learning experience and service.

Further information about Covid-19 can be found here.

Is there an application deadline?

There are no application deadlines for our study programmes

If you are an international candidate (who needs to apply for a student visa), we recommend that you apply at least four months before the start of your studies in order to have enough time to make the necessary visa and travel arrangements. 

Please contact the German Embassy in your home country to enquire about the next available visa appointments.

What are the language requirements for English-taught programmes?

Please note that no proof of German language skills is required for our English-taught study programmes.

Please submit one of the following language tests when you apply online:

  • TOEFL 87 ibt (direct entry)
  • TOEFL 79 - 86 ibt (with additional agreement)
  • TOEIC 785 (Listening/Reading 785, Speaking 160, Writing 150)
  • IELTS (academic) 6.5 average - please see Language Centre guidelines if results differ
  • CAE (grade A, B, or C)
  • CPE (grade A, B or C)
  • FCE (grade A, B or C)
  • Pearson English Test Academic (PTE-A) 59 points

We are currently also accepting the following tests in times of Covid-19:

The following applicants may be exempted from providing an English proficiency test:

  • English native speakers
  • Applicants with a secondary school education (for Bachelor students) that was taught entirely in English
  • Applicants with a university education (for Master/MBA students) that was taught entirely in English

What are the language requirements for German-taught programmes?

If you are from a non-German speaking country or German is not your native language, we ask you to submit one of the following language proficiency tests with your online application:

  • DSH-Prüfung (level 2)
  • TestDaF (TDN 4 in all partial exams. If you get a 3 in one subtest, you can compensate it with a 5 in another subtest. You also need a total of at least 20 points)
  • Goethe-Zertifikat C1 and C2 or Telc C1 or C2 (minimum grade 2)
  • Sprachdiplom (Stufe II) by the Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK), aka DSD II
  • Assessment test of a Studienkolleg, examination part Deutsch
  • Telc C1 Hochschule

I will soon be finishing school/Bachelor's degree but I do not have a final certificate yet. Can I still apply?

Yes, you can also apply without your final certificate. Please upload an interim certificate or your current grade point average. We will be able to issue a provisional letter of admission.

However, please note that we need your final certificate before the start of your studies in order to properly enrol you in your study programme.

What are the admission requirements for our Bachelor programmes?

  • Higher Education Entrance Qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife or Fachhochschulreife) or equivalent foreign degree
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID
  • Further requirements for some programmes (e.g. text or work samples, letter of motivation etc.) can be found on the respective study programme pages

If the language of instruction is not your native language, i.e. English or German, you also need to provide a language certificate (see tab "Language Requirements").

What are the admission requirements for our Master programmes?

  • Bachelor's degree incl. transcript
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID
  • Letter of motivation
  • Further requirements for some programmes (e.g. previous degree in certain area etc.) can be found on the respective study programme pages

If the language of instruction is not your native language, i.e. English or German, you also need to provide a language certificate (see tab "Language Requirements").

What are the admission requirements for the MBA programmes?

  • Bachelor's degree incl. transcript
  • MBA programmes: 2 years of relevant work experience
  • EMBA programme: 5 years of managerial experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Copy of your passport/ID
  • Letter of motivation

If the language of instruction is not your native language, i.e. English or German, you also need to provide a language certificate (see tab "Language Requirements").

What are the tuition and enrolment fees?

The tuition fees can be found on the respective study programme pages. Once you have signed your study contract, the monthly/semester tuition fees remain the same for the entire duration of your study programme.

There is an additional enrolment fee of €500 (EU/EEA) / €900 (non-EU/EEA) which needs to be paid once at the start of the programme.

Students with non-EU/EEA citizenship: please note that we charge a security deposit (half of your semester fee) which is due after signing the contract.

Please find all details about fees and due dates in your study contract.

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