Academic requirements

Our application is all online. To complete it you need to identify which of the 3 categories below describe you. Please remember these terms! You need to select your category on the application form in order to submit it. We will then automatically send you information about the additional documents we need from you.

  • Standard - By September 2018 you will have completed your basic formal schooling (if you're still in school you can apply with your current transcript): A Level, Baccalaureate, International Baccalaureate, Abitur, BTEC National Diploma, GED (high school diploma), Scottish Highers, Diploma di Maturità, di Esame di Stato, Título de Bachillerato or other equivalents. You will  also be at least 18 years old.
  • Non-standard - You have a little bit of relevant experience in the subject of the course. You have also obtained any of the following or their equivalents: GCSE, iGCSE, GNVQ, School Leavers Certificate, Mittlere Reife. While these qualifications are usually obtained at age 16, you must be at least 18 years old to join a course at dBs Berlin.
  • Mature - You have no qualifications in the traditional sense (so none of the above work for you) but you are able to send a detailed CV of what you’ve been doing in the subject. For this category you must be at least 21 years old. 

Practical requirements

We want you to show us that you are passionate about your subject and keen to learn all the aspects involved in it. When it comes to your level of experience in the field, you will need to have at least a bit of exposure in order to apply to a 1-year, 2-year or 3-year course. Maybe you’ve made some things on your own or with friends? Whatever the case, if you’re determined to take your skills to the next level, we would love to hear from you.

English language requirements

Our courses are delivered in English. Applicants who do not have English as a first language will need to demonstrate English language proficiency at IELTS Level 6 or equivalent.

Visa requirements

If you apply to study with us, you will be required to show evidence of your visa before we can process your application and accept you on to the course. This doesn’t apply to those with an EU passport as they do not require a visa to study in Germany. Therefore, we ask that non-EU citizens investigate their options for obtaining a visa for your passport country before you make your application. 

For more extensive visa information please see the [visa information page] on our dBs Music website.

The application process

Here’s what our procedure looks like:

  1. Submit your application online

  2. You will receive an automated request for the additional documents to complete your application

  3. Alex or Sylvia will get in touch to answer any questions and ask you a few of our own

  4. We will then set you up for a chat with one of the tutors on your course. You will receive a short survey about your skills first and then you will be able to make your appointment. The chat is less a formal interview and more a chance for us to get to know one another better - it’s as much for us as it is for you

  5. If the chat goes well and we think you’re a good fit for our school you will receive an offer letter from us. Attached to this is the invoice for the €750 enrolment fee which serves as your deposit on the course and will save your spot

  6. Once you pay your enrolment fee and we confirm it in the bank, we send you your acceptance letter and you are officially part of dBs Berlin!


Have an questions about any of this? Feel free to send us an email: admissions [at] dbsfilm [dot] net