We need a certified translation of the certificate of your first degree as well as all work experience-related documents, only if they are not written in German or English.
Chinese certificates, however, have to be notarized by the German Embassy in Beijing.
You must have a minimum of one year work experience (internship, job, project, self-employment), related to your first degree. The minimum of one year's work experience must take place after the completion of your first degree. This work experience should be presented as a detailed schedule or table, including: 1. employer/internship supervisor; 2. job description; 3. duration of the employment/placement; 4. proof description (copy of contract, certificate of employment/internship completion, or a signed letter from the employer/supervisor). All documents related to your work experience must either be in German or English.
Eligible work experience varies depending on the subject area of your undergraduate or first degree. Please see below for examples of work experience that have been included in previous applications (N.B. eligible work experience is related to an applicant’s undergraduate or first degree and/or to other media domains):
Lead Researcher for Scanlines, online video database and archive website of video art in Australia since the 1960s, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Educator, Art Installer and Curatorial Intern at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Artist in Residence at Sarai, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi, India
Production Assistant, Tusta & Tma Video Production, Novi Sad, Serbia
Communication and Management Officer, FP7 project of the European Commission HEROMAT – Protection of cultural heritage objects with multifunctional advances materials
Film Score Producer, Cineforum, Labirinto, Italy
Project Coordinator, EN/CONTRASTE – Photographic lab for rural and urban youth, Quito, Ecuador
Production Manager, NRK Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation, Oslo, Norway
Festival Producer, Films from the South Foundation (NGO), Oslo, Norway
Internship teaching Youth Empowerment with Rural Development Fund (NGO), Andhra Pradesh, India
We will be informing applicants of their admission status in mid-June per email, and the accepted students will receive the official confirmation from the Freie Universität Berlin per post around the month of August.
The requirements and necessity of obtaining a student visa for the MA Visual and Media Anthropology program varies depending on the nationality of the prospective student and whether he/she intends to live and study in Berlin or travel to Germany only for the in-house classes.
The general prerequisites for obtaining a residency for the purpose of studying in Berlin include:
Required documents include:
Please note, the above information is intended as a general guide only and may vary depending on your country of origin. Please visit the Ausländerbehörde webpage for more information.
Website for the Berlin Foreigners Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde), which issues residence permits and student visas.