Department of Media & Design

Journalism and Public Relations (PR)

Admissions

 

What is the admissions process?

Note:
Due to the current Covid-19 situation the admissions process 2021 will be carried out online. All details can be found on the German site. You will also receive an email with all important information in good time before the process starts.

The admissions procedure consists of three parts:

  • Application
  • Written assessment test
  • Creative exam
  • Personal interview
Tip:

No specialist knowledge will be covered during the admissions process. The aim is not to test you but rather to find out whether the course is suited to you and whether you have the required skills. So make sure you come to the dates well-rested and with a positive attitude!

The written assessment test

You will be invited to the written assessment test if you meet the admission requirements and your documents are complete and were submitted on time. The test will show whether you are suited to the course and will take place on a fixed date.

What does the test consist of?

The test consists of three general components covering the intellectual skills you will need on the course.

How long does the test take?

The test takes about 1.5 hours.

What should I bring to the test?

You will need

  • an official photo ID and
  • a ballpoint pen (blue or black, pencils are not permitted).

You can also use a watch and a highlighter. Paper will be provided on-site.

How should I prepare for the test?

Detailed information about the format and example questions can be found in the sample test. You will receive a detailed assessment of the test by post within a few weeks of the admissions process.

Tip:

Don’t be afraid of the assessment test and don’t be nervous! There is nothing you can learn for it. Read the sample test through carefully before the day of the test and complete the example questions. This will allow you to get used to the questions and understand what awaits you.

The creative exam

The creative exam takes place immediately after the written assessment test. Here you can show your linguistic, conceptual and expressive skills.

You will be given spontaneous tasks covering the fields of journalism and PR. You will be required to write texts about specified topics, for example a news article or a short event concept.

Tip:

Don’t be afraid of the creative exam! Trust your linguistic skills and your talent in strategic thinking and planning. You don’t need any specialist knowledge. Read through the tasks carefully before starting to write and check your work before handing it in. In this way you will avoid missing the point or making careless mistakes.

The personal interview

The 80 best candidates of the written assessment test and the creative exam will be invited to an admissions interview. Look for your personal ID number and interview date in the list.

The interview will be conducted by the head of degree programme and a lecturer from the Institute. It will last around 20 minutes.

Tip:

The admissions interview is your chance to introduce yourself. Take advantage of this opportunity and show why you should be awarded a place on the course. The lecturers from the Institute want to know who you are and whether the course would suit you. It’s in your hands to convince them with your CV, your interest in the course content and your personality. Of course you will be nervous. But the interview is not a test! Be honest and don’t fake it.