Admission to the winter semester
Admission to the full-time study program is only possible in winter semester. All the necessary documents must be submitted online between April 1 and May 31 for the winter semester.
A simultaneous application for the guest study program and the full-time study program for the winter semester is not possible.
Artistic talent and a minimum age of 18. A portfolio of work produced by the applicant is proof of artistic ability.
It is assumed that the applicant has sufficient knowledge of English and German. All courses and class meetings will be held in English.
There is also no need to provide proof of ability in the German or English language.
A university entrance qualification is not required.
Course duration and conclusion
A complete course of study at the Städelschule lasts for ten semesters. Upon application, the period of study may be extended by two semesters. A central feature of the course is independent artistic work in the Städelschule’s studio as well as preparation for and participation in open calls and exhibitions.
There is an interim examination after the second, third or fourth semester. For the interim examination, the students produce their own art. This shall determine whether or no the student will continue to be admitted for study at the Städelschule. The interim examination may be retaken once, but only with the examination after the second and third semester.
When the course of study is completed, a certificate for the complete course of study is issued. No academic degree (diploma, bachelor or master) is awarded at the end of the course.
An invitation with information on the entrance examination procedure is sent to the selected applicants by e-mail in July of the respective year after the portfolio has been preselected. A rejection will be sent by mid-July.
Unfortunately no information about the status of the application can be given either by telephone or in writing during the selection procedure.
Fees are currently € 351.50 per semester and include a local public transport ticket (called RMV Ticket).
Documents for the application
- Curriculum vitae in tabular form as a PDF (maximum size 5MB)
- Passport-sized photograph as a JPG, JPEG or PNG (maximum size 1MB)
- Portfolio with a selection of the applicant’s own artwork as a PDF (maximum size 20MB)
- Previous academic achievements (If available)
You can submit your application from April 1 to May 31 here. An application is only possible online. It is not possible to hand in applications or send them by post.