Application Process

Entry Requirements:

The admission requirements for the “Master of Arts in Game Development and Research” program are as follows

  • the successful completion of a university degree with the degree “Bachelor of Arts” or “Bachelor of Sciences” or with an equivalent or higher degree such as Diplom, Magister, Master or Staatsexamen;
  • proof of a practical activity of at least twelve months’ duration relevant to the course of study after completion of the first university degree. This practice time should be completed completely up to the Studienbeinn, can be acquired however cumulatively. The period, in which it was acquired, should lie in the last five years before the application time. Exceptions such as an extension of the timeframe may be approved upon request;
  • proof of special study-related suitability for the “Game Development and Research” degree program.

Application:

The admission requirements, in particular the study-related artistic-scientific aptitude, are examined within the framework of the so-called assessment procedure. This procedure consists of:

  • the written submission of all necessary evidence;
  • a detailed justification for the choice of the degree program;
  • the preparation of a term paper. This is a detailed project outline of a hypothetical project that the applicant would like to implement during his studies at the Cologne Game Lab;
  • a colloquium on site or, in the case of a very long journey from abroad or for other understandable reasons, alternatively in the form of a video interview. Only those applicants will be invited to this interview who have demonstrated their basic suitability in the first step.

The deadline is March, 31 at 23:59 CEST! Find out more about the application process here.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS WITH NON-GERMAN DIPLOMAS

Please be aware that CGL does not check the formal validity of your documents. International applicants have to submit their documents to the validation agency Uni-Assist parallel to the CGL application procedure. The deadline for Uni-Assist submissions is also March 31.

All application documents must be submitted to Uni-Assist as officially certified copies. If your documents are issued in a language other than English or German, you are required to submit a German or English language translation from a state certified translator.

Please find further information on the Uni-Assist procedure here:

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