The top 35 applicants have now been selected and informed of their acceptance. We would like to encourage those that were not accepted this time around to apply again starting January 20, 2017. Please do not be discouraged, there were a lot of strong applicants. In case of rejections from the succesful candidates, a waiting list has been established.

Thank you for applying. We hope to welcome you on board soon. We will guide you through the whole admisson process on this page.

© In-house-class MA Visual and Media Anthropology, Foto: Mike Terry 2016

Admission Requirements

  • Participants should have at least an undergraduate or first degree (B.A., M.A., Diploma etc.).
  • Participants must proof a minimum of one year of work experience (internship, jobs, projects) SUBSEQUENT to the completion of the undergraduate or first degree. This work experience should be related to your first degree or to some sort of media practice. Please present your work experience as a detailed schedule or table, including: employer/internship supervisor, job description, duration of the employment/placement, proof (copy of contract, certificate of employment/internship completion, or a signed letter from the employer/supervisor).
  • Participants who have worked across various disciplines and regions are encouraged to apply. They should show interest in non-western countries as well as in film production and research in e.g. Asia, Africa, Latin America.
  • Proficiency in English (fluent in both written and spoken) is a must. You do not need to give us any certificate (TOEFL, etc.) to prove your proficiency in English - We trust that our applicants are able to judge their own capacity in completing an M.A. level course in English.
  • Participants should have basic technical skills in film, video or photography.
  • Participants must have adequate electronic equipment in order to deal with various multimedia materials; high-speed Internet access, a fast computer and a personal email account are compulsory. Owning a basic digital camera is recommended.



© In-house-class MA Visual and Media Anthropology, Foto: Mike Terry 2016

Application Process

Next application period: January 20th - April 30th 2016

First Step: Fill in the internal program Application form

Please fill in this checklist (former name application form). This is an internal form from our program. Please upload it later on in the applciation portal. You can additionally also send it via e-mail to: This is not mandatory but highly recommended, because it helps us to have an overview over the applicants. 

Second Step: Generating an application account

You apply online via the central university website. Please first create an application account. Registration for an application account

Choose an account name and a password and confirm your email address.

You will receive an e-mail with a confirmation. You have to confirm this E-mail in clicking on a link in between 24 hours. If you did not do this, you have to restart the process.

At this point you are not yet able to upload any documents. You need to finish the Third step first!

Third Step: Apply for the MA Visual and Media Anthropology (Continuing Education Master Program) and upload your documents

After you confirmed the E-mail you can login with your username and password to the application portal for continuing master programs.

Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Online-Form for Continuing Education Master Programs

Please chose the Program Visual and Media Anthropology.

Please note: You will only be able to upload your documents 24 hours AFTER using the online application portal.

Please upload the following documents under "Attachments" on the applicant information portal that you can access with your username and your password.

(-- > click on application account) - not over uni assist!

Please upload:

  1. The checklist (step 1)
  2. A short curriculum vitae including: employer/internship supervisor, job description, duration of the employment/placement
  3. Proof of your work experience (copy of contract, certificate of employment/internship completion, or a signed letter from the employer/supervisor)
  4. A Diploma Supplement, BA, MA, Diploma or Magister, Transcripts
  5. A motivation letter (1 page). Describe here in a free text, why you are applying for our Program.
  6. Evidence of a scholarship or proof of financial sufficiency (e.g. own or sponsors bank statement / pass sheets). Tuition fees are 5,990 € per year of study (2,995 € per semester). In total for the two years: 11,980 Euro plus semester fees of 107,47€ per semester and railway ticket, if you need it, 189,10€.
  7. A Picture (digital passport format or other)
Follow the status of your application

You can follow the processing status of your application in the applicant information portal:

(-- > click on application account) - not over uni assist!

You access this portal with your username and password.

For all questions concerning admission e-mail:

We will inform all sucessful candidates by email end of June at the latest. 

If ERRORS occur:

At the moment the transfer of uploaded data takes place during German night time. Therefore you may experience problems with your login into the application portal or the upload of files in the time between midnight and 4:00 AM German time. We are very sorry for this technical problem. If you are not able to upload your documents at all, please send them as an email attachment to We will try to help you with the upload. Please note: Applications sent via E-mail do not count as an official application.

If you have already created an application account and are denied access to your existing application, please log out from the portal / website, close your browser or clear your browser cache and login in again.