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Application Process

Would you like to study at the Neue Schule für Fotografie?

To apply, please send us:
A complete application form
A letter of motivation
Your resume (one A4)

Basic requirements include being over 18 and a school leaving certificate. Exceptions will be considered for extraordinary talent.

We accept applications by post and email:

Neue Schule für Fotografie
Brunnenstraße 188-190
10119 Berlin

The application deadline for Summer Semester 2018 is 18 November 2017.
For applications sent by post, the stamped postmark date will be considered as the date of postage.

A shortlist of applicants will be invited to an interview on 01 or 02 December. Interviewees must bring a current portfolio containing 15 to 40 photographs for discussion. The printed pictures must be no smaller than 13x18cm and no larger than 30x45cm. For further selection the portfolio will remain in school and can be picked up afterwards. 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 an interview. A panel of lecturers consider the portfolios and interviews are conducted by a minimum of two members of staff. For the full three year course, a minimum B1 level of German is necessary, as classes are conducted in German.

The Neue Schule für Fotografie is a private center for further education. Students are currently not eligible for BAFöG.

We offer a year long English language International Class for international students.