International prospective students who want to enroll

No German A-levels? No problem! As part of your application, we will check how your highest school certificate is classified in Germany. You can prove your outstanding artistic talent with your portfolio! Depending on your highest school certificate may have to attend the so called Studienkolleg (preparatory college) after passing the entrance examination.

Your Portfolio
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Every Wednesday there is an online portfolio consultation so that you know how to submit your portfolio to the HfG Offenbach. The deadline for submitting the portfolio is between 15th of May and 1st of June.

What German language level is mandatory?
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Proof of sufficient German language skills (e.g. DSH-2, TestDAF-4, Certificate “telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”, Goethe Zertifikat C1) must be submitted within the application deadline. Important: If you cannot provide proof of sufficient German language skills (C1) by the 15th of September, you will not be able to start your degree programme in the winter semester despite having passed the entrance examination.

Required documents in English or German for International prospective students
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• portfolio (PDF under 5 MB)
• letter of motivation
• CV
• copy of ID / passport
• copy of university entrance qualification (such as a-level, high school diploma,…)
• Proof of C1 in German, certificate
• APS certificate (for applicants from China, Mongolia and Vietnam)

Exchange Students – Incomings

Are you studying art or design at a university abroad and you would like to spend a semester at the university of art and design in Offenbach city? Then please contact the International Office of your home university to check if we already have a cooperation within ERASMUS+ or another cooperation agreement. International Offices can contact the HfG International Office directly to nominate you as an Incoming: MS Elena Rentsch, rentsch@HfG-offenbach.de

Required documents in English or German for Incomings
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• portfolio (PDF under 5 MB)
• letter of motivation
• CV
• copy of ID / passport
• transcript of records

What language skills do I need as an Incoming?
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Your language skills can be a combination of C1 in English and B2 in German in order to study at HfG as an Incoming.