The Graduate School of the Berlin University of the Arts is a postgraduate and international programme of studies for highly qualified graduates in all disciplines who have already developed their own artistic or design positions. Interested persons are asked to submit an artistic or design project or research project that can be completed within two years.
Applications are accepted in both German and English.
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- Application Deadline: In 2020 you will have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship starting 1 April 2021.
- Award: Support is provided for two years. The monthly stipend is €1,365 plus a grant for the cost of materials and a child allowance, when relevant.
- Number of Awards: 4
- Nationality: All nationalities
- The award can be taken in Berlin, Germany
- Eligible Countries: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply. You do not need to be an EU citizen to be eligible to apply.
- Course Level: The Graduate School of the Berlin University of the Arts is a postgraduate and international programme of studies for highly qualified graduates in all disciplines who have already developed their own artistic or design positions. Interested persons are asked to submit an artistic or design project or research project that can be completed within two years.
- Study Subject: The fellowship comes with the title “Fellow of the Graduate School at the Berlin University of the Arts”. Please note that this is no PhD programme!
- Entrance Requirements: Applicants must present the following requirements: An above-average higher education degree (equivalent to the Master Degree or German “Diploma”) or an outstanding artistic aptitude and particular specialist skills, which must be demonstrated with at least three years’ successful professional practice.
An outstanding project proposal with a focus on an exchange with other artistic and academic disciplines, which can be implemented within two years and the complexity of which corresponds to the standards of an independent development project
- English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command of the English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.
How to Apply
The application process takes place in three stages. There is no age limit for applying for the fellowship. You can also apply for fellowships as a team or a group with a joined project.
The first stage (pre-application) is completed online. After filling in the application form, please send the following documents in a PDF file (maximum 5 MB) as an email attachment
- Curriculum vitae
- Cover letter (length 1 to 2 A4 pages, minimum font size 11) in which you present the following, among other things: How would your professional career benefit from a positive decision to award the fellowship? What do you expect from the artistic-intellectual exchange between the Graduate School fellows? How do you see your contribution to this forum?
- Project presentation (length 1 to 2 A4 pages, minimum font size 11)
- Short essay (length 1 to 2 A4 pages, minimum font size 11), in which you take a position on the following questions: How do you perceive your artistic work? In what contexts do you place your practice (artistically, socially, historically)? What inspires you?
- Copy of university degree certificate (equivalent to a Master’s degree or Diplom) or proof of outstanding artistic aptitude and particular disciplinary skills, as attested by at least three years of successful professional practice in the form of certificates or similar documents.
In the 2nd stage, send the following documents in a PDF file (maximum 10MB) as an email attachment to [email protected]
- Copy of university degree certificate
- Detailed project presentation (length 5 to 10 A4 pages, minimum font size 11)
- Evidence of artistic practice and project experience (3 to a maximum of 5 work samples)
- Other professional documentation, where appropriate
- Presentation of your temporal availability during the fellowship period
- Details of a planned course to be taught at the University of the Arts
- Indication of possible project partners
- Project-related letter of recommendation from a professor or lecturer or a personality in a discipline that is crucial for the project
- Provisional schedule, budget and financing plan for the project (each maximum 1 A4 page, minimum font size 11)
- As appropriate, evidence of particular honours and prizes, other relevant knowledge, as well as reports and evidence of any societal, academic, ecological, social, and other forms of engagement, and evidence of particular social, family or personal circumstances.
In the third stage, the application interviews take place.