Admissions Period for the October 2024 intake:
8 January 2024 until 14 July 2024

Applications will be processed from mid-January 2024

STEP 1: Prepare your supporting documents

Download and complete your PDF application form for the next intake.

Please remember that transcripts, certificates and other formal academic credentials not in English or German must also be translated by a certified translator and included with the original document copy. The official translation should carry an official stamp, a seal and/or an authorizing signature.

With your application form you will need to submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your national ID
  • Official transcripts for all secondary and post-secondary studies, even if completed several years ago.If you’re currently completing a college or a university course, please send a transcript showing your course enrollment and grades/marks to date. Here you might be able to find more guidance regarding your high school diploma or university degree in terms of it being sufficient for admission to a German University of Applied Sciences.
  • If English is not your first language: Please submit a current official certificate demonstrating your English language skills: B2 level/IELTS 6.0 overall (with 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking)/ TOEFL from 72 overall (with 18 in reading, 17 in writing, 17 in listening and 20 in speaking). We might also be able to considerother alternative qualifications.
  • A personal statement: Please write about your skills, experience, and ambitions. You should provide reasons for choosing this course, information about any relevant previous experience, and your career plans.
  • Your CV including any work experience you might have.
  • A reference letter by a current or former professor/teacher or employer, relevant to this application. Your referee can not be a friend, a family member, or another student.

STEP 2: Submit your application documents

Email your application and your documents to

Application period:

The application period commences on 8 January 2024 and runs until 14 July 2024 (NON-EU applicats) | 31 August 2024 (EU applicants) for the October 2024 admission. Lectures will commence on 7 October 2024

What do I have to submit?

All the supporting documents as listed above (see STEP 1) and

Please submit your application form and the supporting documents in one combined PDF document. Please email your file to You will later be asked to submit the above supporting documents (see Step 1) via an online portal for students who do not need to pay international fees.

When is the deadline?

Your application deadline is 14 July 2024  for the October 2024 admission. We will send out acceptances (International Students) and pre-acceptances (German/EU Students needing to complete the DOSV process in the summer) from the beginning of February onwards, so it is good to apply early!

In your acceptance letter you will be given an enrollment deadline. If you miss this deadline your place will be awarded to another candidate.


Any questions?

Please email us on

STEP 3: Apply for accommodation

We strongly recommend students to consider our University’s dormitories. Here you find more information about the different residence options .

Deadline: Please apply right after you have received the official acceptance letter/pre-acceptance document from us!

If you wish to live in the dormitory, applying for our degree program by 14 July 2024 will help you to receive the acceptance letter/pre-acceptance document earlier. This gives you more time for your accommodation application.

How do I submit my application?

After receiving the official acceptance/pre-acceptance document for the study programme from us, please apply online here. You can apply already earlier, and confirm your acceptance with the Accommodation Office as soon as you have it from us. As the housing options in Stuttgart are limited and sometimes hard to find on a short notice, we strongly recommend applying for a room even before you have been accepted.

After the room allocations have been made, the accommodation provider Studierendenwerk Stuttgart will email you directly with the tenancy agreement and other important information. Please note, that you then need to take care of the payment for the deposit and for the first month’s rent.

STEP 4: Prepare for travel

We will send you more information on the semester dates, orientation program and other preparations over the coming weeks and months.

You will be met with warm welcome when you arrive here at Hochschule der Medien

Studying at a university of applied sciences will be different from anything you have ever done before.

Student Visa

This is How you apply for a visa.

If you are a non EU resident and if you need a visa for the Schengen states you must download the student visa application form (Schengen Visa) from the Internet and fill it completely and truthfully. You also can electronically fill in the form for a student visa and print it out. Your signed application form must be followed by other mandatory documents, handed personally at German consulate/embassy or the representative of Germany.

You will require:
  • A valid travel document/ passport (At least 3 months up to its expiration date)
  • Documentation to prove how you intend to support your stay in Europe. You may present the following as a proof of means of subsistence: cash in convertible currency, travellers cheques, cheque books for a foreign currency account, credit cards or any other means that guarantees funds in hard currency.
  • Proof regarding your accommodation. This is not necessarily required in case the students proves that he/she will have sufficient funds to maintain themselves during their stay in the foreign Schengen country. (The University will help you with obtaining accommodation)
  • Two current passport-sized photos (Appropriate for the designated embassy/consulate)
  • Travel itinerary
  • Medical/travel insurance valid for your entire stay in Germany
  • Letter of acceptance from Hochschule der Medien
  • A bank receipt to prove you have paid the processing fee.

Here you can download your

Depending on the embassy/consulate that you will be applying to, they might require additional documents to assure the request and the information are genuine, as for example, some embassies/consulates require a certificate that proves you have no legal issues pending or a criminal record. As, the students must personally hand the documentation at the previously made appointment (as usually it is required), the person in charge at the embassy/consulate will notify you if there is any additional documentation needed and the nature of that documentation.  Please note: A Student Visa is no Work Permit.

After you have received a Student Visa (Schengen Visa)

It is advisable to book your flight two weeks prior to the start of your course. This will allow you enough time to get settled in and will give you the opportunity to explore your new environment in Germany. You may like to explore the university and visit the facilities.

Study Fees

Fees for Home | EU | EEA Students

Currently, there is no tuition fee charged for higher education at public universities in Baden-Württemberg for home students, EU students, students of the European Economic Area (EEA), students with official refugee status, Erasmus students and for any nationals who have received their general qualification for university entrance in the Federal Republic of Germany. Hence, any students belonging to one of the aforementioned categories are not required to pay for undergraduate studies. Their fees are paid by the State of Baden-Württemberg.

However, universities do require their students to pay a semester contribution towards the administration costs and student services. Student services provide many benefits, like discounted tickets for public transport or a student ID for discounts at various public institutions and newspaper subscriptions. The current contribution amounts is 205,40 EUR per semester according to university.. Costs are subject to change. Additional German language courses are optional, but are recommended for non German native speakers.

Fees for International Students

The State of Baden-Wurttemberg has introduced tuition fees for international students. The law stipulates that international students are required to pay 1,816 euros per semester (6 months) as the universities are requested by the government to offer international students specific support during their studies. You may consider this a service fee, which includes specific assistance for NON-EU students.

Hochschule der Medien has committed to providing a world-class education and access to the very best professors, teachers, resources and support. Therefore, we invest significantly more than the amount of the fee on each student every semester.

Note: The costs listed below are subject to change. The actual costs will be displayed on our Service Platform. You may use our Service Platform for booking your accommodation in Stuttgart. Here you will also find additional service packages. The Service Platform can only be accessed by students applying for admission.

Home | EU | EEA Students

Costs per semesterEURTotal costs
Student Services (compulsory for every student)



Stundets’ Union (compulsory for every student)



Administrative Costs (compulsory for every student)



Non-Compulsory Fees            219.70
Additional German Language Courses (6 hrs/week)
for Non German native speakers



Fees for additional language courses



* Costs are subject to change

International Students

Costs per semester
 EURTotal costs
Student Services (compulsory for every student)



Students’ Union (compulsory for every student)



Administrative Costs (compulsory for every student)



Tuition Fees



Health Insurance (compulsory for every student)



Additional German Language Courses (6 hrs/week) (optional)






* Costs are subject to change

Language Requirements

As we are serious about educating global leaders for tomorrow, we need graduates who can engage in many different societies and will be able to build cooperations between them. Foreign language is an important part of this endeavor. The pursuit of foreign language education is not considered a luxury to be sought by a few. Rather, foreign language instruction is a core element of our degree Print Media Technologies.

General language requirements
  • Until the third year classes are conducted in English.
  • Students for whom English is not the native/first language, it will be required to demonstrate an advanced level of written and spoken English.
  • German native-speakers are required to study academic English or may study a third language such as French, Italian or Spanish.
    Language classes are compulsory throughout the study.
English language requirements

All applicants must have a qualification in English language before they can be admitted to the Bachelor programme Print Media Technologies (PMT), whether their first language is English or not.

All teaching at PMT at Hochschule der Medien (HdM) is carried out in English (with the exception of some German teaching during the third year) and tutors must be convinced that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to cope with your course from the start. Therefore, all non-native English-speaking applicants must satisfy one of the following requirements:

B2 level

6.0 overall, 6.0 in reading and writing, 5.5 in listening and speaking. Result not older than 2 years

from 72 overall (including TOEFL ibt Home Edition Online), 18 in reading, 17 in writing, 17 in listening and 20 in speaking. Result not older than 2 years

C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency CEFR B2 overall and in all components on the Cambridge English Scale Score (160-179)

Grade C, plus qualifications above GCSE level studied in English (eg A levels, BTEC)

Grade C English as First Language or English as Second Language, plus qualifications above GCSE level studied in English (eg A levels, BTEC)

4 at Standard Level in English

From 51 overall, with 51 in reading, writing, listening and speaking

  • studied the International Baccalaureate programme, if it is taught in English
  • studied in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America and have acquired a university entrance certificate.
  • studied in Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Domenica, Grenada, Guvana, Jamaica, Malta, St. Kitts and Navis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and have acquired a university entrance certificate.

Other than the above mentioned qualifications, non-native speakers will need to provide the following language skills or an equivalent certification.
Should you have other qualifications as listed above, please contact our Admissions Team. All applications are assessed individually and case by case.


The following list is for guidance only:

Grade 5 in Diploma Za Sredno Obrazovanie – (Диплома за Cредно Oбразование)

Minimum of 70% in grade 12 English

Grade 2 in Vysvědčení o maturitní zkoušce (Maturita)

Grade 17 in Apolytirio Lykeiou

Grade 7 in Bevis for Studentereksamen

B2 in Passing State Examination (Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with the Riigieksamitunnistus)

5 Magna cum laude approbatur in Ylioppilastutkinto / Studentexamensbetyg (Matriculation Examination)  OR Grade 12 in Baccalauréat

Grade 12 in English (Englisch Leistungsfach, Allgemeine Hochschulreife)

Grade 17 in Apolytirio Genikou Lykeiou

HKDSE English 4 overall, 4 reading and writing, 3 speaking and listening

Grade 4 in Érettségi Bizonyítvány (Matura)

Grade 8 (as a compulsory) in Stúdentspróf (matriculation certificate)

60% or more in English element of HSC

C in O-level English of KCSE plus qualifications above this level in English

75% in Brandos Atestatas (Matura – state exam)

Pass SPM1119A with C6

Grade 8 in VWO (Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs) Diploma

4-5 in the English language module of Vitnemal (Upper Secondary School leaving certificate)

70% in Extended/80% in Basic in Świadectwo Dojrzałości (Certificate of Maturity)

Grade 14 in Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários/Diploma de Ensino Secundario

Minimum grade of C6 in Singapore/Cambridge O-level plus qualifications above this level in English

National Senior Certificate with 5 or above in English

Grade 8 in Titulo de Bachiller

C (Väl godkänd – pass with distinction) in Avgångsbetyg/Slutbetyg från Gymnasieskola (Upper secondary school leaving certificate)

Credit Pass in English on EACE or UCE plus qualifications above this level in English

US High School Diploma studied in English with English Grade C (75%) plus SAT or AP qualifications

WASSCE with C6 (awarded in Nigeria by NECO)

GCE A-levels with grade C or above in an essay based subject

At the beginning of the first semester, all students who have been admitted are tested for their English language skills.
This is done independently of the admission documents. You must achieve at least the CEFR – B2 level

German language requirements

We require no previous German language skills. Non-German speaking students are required to study German as part of the degree. Students will acquire the necessary language skills in German by attending regular German language classes as part of their programme.


Scholarship culture in Germany is different from Anglo-Saxon Countries. Scholarships are not as extensively available as, for example, in the UK or USA countries. However, there are a number of organisations, foundations and institutions, which provide scholarships to students. Besides financial support there are also non-monetary scholarships. These scholarships offer exclusive invitations to workshops, lectures or conferences in Germany. In many cases, monetary and non-monetary scholarships are combined.

DAAD Scholarship

The German Academic Exchange Service DAAD offers several funding programs for students. It also provides an extensive scholarship database in which many more scholarships from third-party providers can be found. For short-term exchange stays in Baden-Wurttemberg, scholarships can be obtained through the Erasmus program if you are coming from a European partner university. For students from the US, the Fulbright Commission offers various scholarships.

Here you find more information on scholarships.


The cost of studying in Stuttgart over 3½ years is (including accommodation, public transport and service packages) approx. 46,000 EUR. This does not include groceries, clothes, books, sport and leisure activities. According to the LIVING COSTS INDEX of Stuttgart, students need between 17,000 EUR and 18,500 EUR per annum in Stuttgart.

University dormitories

We strongly recommend students to consider applying to live in our university’s dormitories, because it is a great way to integrate into student life in Stuttgart, and it will bring living expenses down to a more affordable level. A single room costs between 270-450 EUR per month depending on size and furnishing. Students can book bedding, blankets and everything they will need in advance.

Please book your room in advance as our dormitories are very popular. You will find more information on the website of the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart.

You can apply online for accommodation at the University’s dormitory right here.

Renting privately

Renting privately is usually a lot more expensive than our state subsidized rooms and requires more administrative effort- many private landlords require a third party to act as a guarantor for the rent payments before they will agree to let a property to a student. A guarantor is a third party, such as a parent or close relative, who agrees to pay your rent if you do not pay it. Your landlord can ultimately take legal action to recover any unpaid rent from your guarantor. Your landlord may want to check that your guarantor is able to pay the rent in the same way that they’ve checked your ability to pay (for example, by carrying out a credit check). There is a legal requirement for a guarantee agreement to be in writing. The agreement sets out the guarantor’s legal obligations.

A private unfurnished room or small flat costs between 500 and 1,000 EUR per month. In Germany rooms and flats are unfurnished, unless specified differently. Furnished rooms are usually up to 30% more expensive. Please remember Stuttgart is the hometown of Mercedes Benz, Bosch and Porsche and the average income is about 40,000 to 50,000 EUR/year.

If you are interested in booking a serviced apartment you will find information here.

Shared tenancy

If international students share accommodation with other tenants under one tenancy agreement (a joint tenancy), it is common for the guarantee to apply to all of the rent, and not just your share. It’s best to check the guarantee agreement carefully and ask the landlord or agent if something is unclear. As soon as the agreement is signed, the guarantor is bound by its terms and conditions. It may be possible to negotiate with the landlord for a variation to a guarantee agreement. This would ensure that the guarantor’s liability was confined to only the individual’s rent payments or any damage caused by the individual student.

If your are interested in a shared tenancy you will find more information here.

Example of Cost Calculation


Costs per semester



Total costs


Rent per month  320.00 to  500.00 EUR

1,920.00 – 3,000.00*


Deposit (2 monthly rates) – charged upon arrival
1.000.- EUR



Rent for kit



Pillow, blanket/duvet, bedding (2 sets), mattress, towels, toiletry, hygiene products, basic requirements for kitchen.





between 2,470.–  and 3,550.–