Photo: Linda Rosa Saal

Application Process

Interested in studying at Neue Schule für Fotografie? We welcome applications by prospective students that are at least 18 years old and have finished school. Exceptions will be made for particularly talented applicants.

To apply, please send us:
– a complete application form
– a letter of motivation
– your resume (one A4)

We accept applications by post and email:

Neue Schule für Fotografie
Brunnenstraße 188-190
10119 Berlin

The application deadline for the Winter semester 2018/19 is 13 May 2017. When applying by mail, the date on the postmark or delivery company stamp will be considered the official date of dispatch.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview at our school or by Skype in May. Interviewees must bring a current portfolio containing 15 to 40 photographs for discussion. The printed photographs must be no smaller than 13x18cm and no larger than 30x45cm. The portfolio will remain at the school for further consideration and can be picked up once the new students have been selected. The portfolio cannot be returned by post.


Admittance to the Neue Schule für Fotografie is based on the strength of your work, your potential, and your interview. The admission panel will consider the portfolios, the interviews are going to be conducted by a minimum of two members of staff. For the full three-year course, a minimum language level of B1 is required as all classes are held in German.

Neue Schule für Fotografie is a private institution for further education. Students are currently not eligible for BAFöG. We are currently undergoing state recognition, the process should be finished by 2019 at the latest.

For international students, we offer a year-long International Class in English.