The application phase for study places is currently closed. You are welcome to apply again in 2023 for places in the winter semester 2023/24. You will find all the necessary information on this page at a later date.

The application for a study place in the Master’s program in Television Journalism takes place in three steps:

  1. Submission of written application documents
  2. Admission interviews at Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts
  3. Receive notification of admission

Applicants with foreign educational certificates must submit their documents in advance (usually by mid-March) for review via Uni-Assist.

20 students will be admitted each year for the winter semester. The complete application documents must be sent to:

Prof. Wilfried Köpke
Hochschule Hannover
Expo Plaza 12
30539 Hannover

Selected applicants will be invited to admission interviews in Hannover. These will take place for the winter semester 2021/22 in the second half of May 2021. There will be no repeat appointment. The subsequent application procedure will take place for the winter semester 22/23.

What must be included in the application?

The following documents must be enclosed with the application – copies of certificates and supporting documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  2. Degree certificate of the Bachelor’s program or – if this is not yet available – a certificate of the credits earned and of the average grade.
  3. If applicable, evidence according to § 2 par. 2 to 4
  4. Letter of motivation (max. two pages)
  5. Max. three television journalistic work samples from studies, internship or freelance work on DVD or USB stick
  6. If applicable, proof of study or work-related experience abroad
  7. If applicable, a stamped and addressed postcard as confirmation of receipt.

Note: No transparencies or loose-leaf binders (documents will be punched!)

Admission requirements

The prerequisite for admission is the completion of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor, Diplom, Magister) from the field of media or communication studies (such as journalism, etc.) or a comparable, closely related course of study.

In addition, film and/or television-related practical experience of at least 9 ECTS credits is required. If the degree is not yet available at the time of application, proof must be provided that this degree can be achieved by the time the master’s degree program begins if the course of study is completed properly.

Applicants must also provide evidence of relevant practical experience in the field of television/moving image (internships, freelance work, etc.) totaling at least four months. In addition, a CV, a letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) and proof of profound language skills in German and English are expected.

Experience abroad is desirable, but not mandatory. Three journalistic work samples (moving images) must be submitted to determine special suitability.

Based on the applications received, the selection committee of the program decides which applicants will be invited to the aptitude interview in Hanover.

The final grade of the undergraduate degree, the quality of the documents submitted, and the impressions gained in the personal interview serve as the basis for the selection committee’s decision on admission.

Admission Regulations

Regulations on admission and admission to the consecutive Master’s program in Television Journalism (MTV) at Faculty III – Media, Information and Design:

Download admission regulations here..