Aptitude Tests

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General Information

Future fashion designer create a piece of clothingIf you wish to apply to one of the four study courses Interaction Design/Game Design, Communications Design, Fashion Design or Conservation-Restoration/ Field Archaeology, you must first submit a portfolio with samples of your work before sitting for an aptitude test.
You must file a separate application for the aptitude test – please check the deadlines and information on this below!

In order to be admitted to the corresponding study programme, you must
  • successfully go through the aptitude assessment process and
  • have already completed the required minimum duration of practical training (pre-study internship or a corresponding apprenticeship) and
  • filed your application online within the cut-off period (15 Jan. or 15 July) and
  • submit proof of the passed aptitude test together with all other necessary application documents (see the section on Bachelor’s degree and German “Diplom” Programmes) to the “Referat Zulassung und Immatrikulation” (office of admissions and enrolment) within the cut-off period (15 Jan. or 15 July).

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Deadlines and Other Information

Please consult the detailed information material for applicants on the web page of your desired study programme for specific information on requirements and aptitude tests.
study programmes
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Fashion Design

First Step: Registration required!
Please submit the application for admission to the aptitude test at the Department Design and Arts.
  • Deadline for the winter term: 1 March
  • Deadline for the summer term : 1 September

Second Step: Homework!
On the last Monday in March the study programme publishes on its website (This page is only available in German) the task of the homework. Four weeks after the publication of the task - late April / early May - you need to post or hand in, your portfolio together with your name/address and a written statement about the authorship, at the Department Design and Arts. The exact time and address will be published with the task of the homework.

Third Step: Aptitude Test!
One day after handing in the homework the university will placard, whether you will be invited for the aptitude test and when you get an appointment. At the aptitude test you must submit your portfolio and take part in an interview. Detailed explanations can be found in the Information for Prospective Students (This page is only available in German)

Contact
HTW Berlin
Wilhelminenhof Campus
Wilhelminenhofstraße 75 A, 12459 Berlin

Contact details of the Secretary or Associate
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Communications Design

Aptitude Test for the Winter Term

First Step: Homework!
On the last Monday in February the study programme publishes on its website (This page is only available in German) the task of the homework. Four weeks after the publication of the task - late April / early May - you need to post or hand in your portfolio together with your name/address and a written statement about the authorship, at the Department Design and Arts. The exact time and address will be published with the task of the homework.

Second Step: Aptitude Test!
One day after handing in the homework the university will placard, whether you will be invited for the aptitude test and when you get an appointment. At the aptitude test you must submit your portfolio and take part in an interview. Detailed explanations can be found in the Information for Prospective Students  (This page is only available in German)

Contact
HTW Berlin
Wilhelminenhof Campus
Wilhelminenhofstraße 75 A, 12459 Berlin

Contact details of the Secretary or Associate
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Conservation-Restoration/Field Archaeology

Aptitude Test for the Winter Term

First Step: Registration required!
Please submit the application for admission to the aptitude test at the Department Design and Arts.
Deadline for the winter term: 31 March

Please add the following:
Application Form for the Aptitude Test
Find it at the Information for Prospective Students. (This page is only available in German)
Curriculum Vitae
handwritten CV
Portfolio
Size max. A2 - The specified content of the portfolio can be found at Information for Prospective Students. (This page is only available in German)
Statement about the Authorship
Index of the Portfolio
Certificate of the University Entrance Examination
Find information about the validation of credentials at www.anabin.de  (This page is only available in German)

Second Step: Aptitude Test!
The aptitude test takes place once a year, generally in May. You will receive an invitation letter are selected to sit for the test. Detailed explanations can be found in the Information for Prospective Students  (This page is only available in German)

Contact
HTW Berlin
Wilhelminenhof Campus
Wilhelminenhofstraße 75 A, 12459 Berlin

Contact details of the Secretary or Associate
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Game Design

Aptitude test for the winter term

Dates and deadlines:
  • Last Monday in February: Declaration of the subject of the homework on the homepage of the study programme
  • Until 15 June: Submission of the homework
  • Approx. 1 week after submission of the homework: Information on whether or not you passed the homework (by e-mail if requested, or else by means of a public notice posted on the campus at the department of the study programme - this means simultaneously that you are invited for the aptitude test)
  • 22 until 24 June: personal interviews
  • Until 15 July: filling in the official online application at the htw homepage

First Step: Homework
On the last Monday in February the study programme will announce on its website the subject and tasks of the homework that you will have to prepare. The work samples have to be submitted to the department of the study programme in a file or portfolio with your name and address (as well as e-mail address if you want to be notified by e-mail) and together with a written copyright declaration confirming that you are the sole author of the homework. The deadline for the submission of the homework will be announced at the website of the study programme. The exact details regarding time and room number will be delivered together with the announcement of the subject of the homework.

Second Step: Aptitude test
At a date that will be announced in time you will be informed by a notice posted on the campus of whether or not you passed the homework and are allowed to do the aptitude test. You will also be informed of the date of your aptitude test. At the aptitude test, you will present your work samples and will undergo an interview. Detailled information can be taken from the homepage of the study programme.

Contact
HTW Berlin
Campus Wilhelminenhof
House C, Room 265
Wilhelminenhofstraße 75 A
12459 Berlin

Secretary: Martina Manthei
Fachliche Fragen: Prof. Thomas Bremer
Homepage of the study programme: http://idgd.htw-berlin.de/

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