We can accept school-leaving certificates (Abitur / advanced technical college certificate / subject-related entrance qualification ) with the following phrase from candidates for admission: “this certificate grants … the right to apply to study at colleges and universities in all federal states of the Republic of Germany (alternatively: in Baden-Württemberg).”
If you haven’t yet graduated from secondary school, please ask the officials in your school if the aforementioned phrase will be included on your school-leaving certificate.
Sufficiently far in advance of submitting their applications foreign applicants must arrange to have their school-leaving certificates checked and recognized by the appropriate authority. The certificate and its recognition must both be submitted when applying to the Faculty of Design.
EU-Citizens should have their school-leaving certificates reviewed and recognized by the International Office of Pforzheim University.
Non-EU-Citizens can have their certificates reviewed by the the Center for International Students of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Baden-Württemberg, from which they can receive written recognition of their certificate’s validity. Please be sure that the following phrase is included in the recognition: authorization for “artistic disciplines” or “design” or “all faculties.”
After the validity is confirmed, applicants can send their complete application to the following address: Studierendensekretariat Fakultät für Gestaltung, Holzgartenstr. 36, 75175 Pforzheim, Deutschland).