36 months
12110 EUR/year
9310 EUR/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Photography is an international language with its own rules and ways of finding legitimacy. The Bachelor Degree in Photography is offered by University of Europe for Applied Sciences can allegorize complex relationships, tell stories, and kindle emotions without using words.  This programme is available in both Berlin and Hamburg study location.

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The University of Europe for Applied Sciences  has a pioneering study program in this field. We were among the first German private universities to establish a photography program. During your studies, you’ll familiarize yourself with and try out various photographic genres, such as portrait, fashion, art, and documentary.

Our university focuses on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. We’ll oversee your individual development process and help you define your talents and strengths, while helping you develop your own visual signature. You will be taught by renowned photographers and study at a campus that is centrally located, equipped with the newest technology (photo studio, print & scan lab, dark room, camera equipment, MacPools, etc.), and that is known for its international and English-speaking character.

The program - courses, internships, semester abroad

This program is divided into modules. In the foundational courses, we’ll teach you compositional skills, such as lighting design, composition and the complete analog and digital workflow, as well as how to film experimentally.

Parallel to this, you’ll receive an overview of historical and contemporary developments in art, photography, design, and film in the theoretical courses. In project modules, you’ll deepen your knowledge of individual photographic genres. Through our range of interdisciplinary seminars, workshops, and study trips, you’ll have the opportunity to acquire skills from other study programs in design.

In the 5th semester, you’ll choose between an internship in Germany or abroad, or studying as a guest at one of our partner universities or colleges. In the last semester before your bachelor’s project, you’ll devote yourself to finding and defining your individual profile.

Career options with a degree in Photography from University of Europe for Applied Sciences.

Working with photos does not automatically mean you have to be an independent photographer. With a bachelor’s degree in Photography, a whole world of career options  is open to you, including image editor, art buyer, retoucher, or curator.

Of course, you can also work as a photographer within the advertising industry, for publications, corporate communications, and events, or as an artist. In most cases, you will work as a freelancer. Since the technical aspects of photography are becoming more and more accessible, being able to turn your ideas and feelings into visual concepts, to learn soft skills, self-marketing, and organizational talent, is required more today than ever before.

Only in Berlin taught in English; in Hamburg it is taught in German!

This programme is available in both Berlin and Hamburg study location.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sketch and Composition
  • Composition and Colour
  • Analogue Photography & Darkroom
  • Introduction to Photographic Seeing
  •  Digital Photography & Workflow
  • Composing & Retouching
  • Design & Layout
  •  Concept & Text 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details


  • Low cost of living
  • Buzzing international city with a great lifestyle
  • No German required (everyone speaks English)
  • Campus in great location (city center, well-connected)
  • Headquarters of many international companies and start-ups
  • Great for entrepreneurs and freelancers


210 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official translation of the English or German for those documents in different language.
Application requirements (all applicants):
  • CV 
  • Recognised secondary school leaving certificate
  • English language proficiency certificate (TOEFL or IELTS)
  • Letter of motivation (one page)
  • UE Art & Design questionaire
  • Portfolio (5-8 examples of your creative work)
Portfolio requirements:
  • Include up to 3-5 visual or interactive projects
  • This might include illustrations, graphic novel spread, poster series, games, character development, photo essays, collages, paintings, sculptures, marketing or social campaigns, short films, animations, applications or websites, personal creative projects, as well as text-based conceptual projects. 
  • We are also interested in seeing excerpts from sketchbooks, contact sheets, and research development where applicable. 
  • The portfolio should be collected in a PDF format, and sent through WeTransfer or uploaded onto a website. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12110 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12110 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9310 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9310 EUR per year during 36 months.

Non-EU Applicants only: 

  • application fee: EURO 3,000 (EURO three thousand) 

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


You can apply for a partial scholarship for the length of one semester. The selection process is managed by the university. Other options are school loans with flexible monthly payment options from financial institutions.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe (UE) is state-recognised and students therefore have various possibilities to finance their studies. One of these options is to apply for a scholarship.

UE offers its applicants several university scholarships to financially support the tuition fees, but there are also numerous external providers.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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