Are we a perfect match?
At CODE we want to attract the most talented and passionate students, not the most privileged. In our admission process, we aim to challenge your drive and curiosity.
Before you start your application, make sure you;
Last minute Written Application Phases
Please take note of the tight deadlines. The dates are final and will not have any flexibility. You need to be ready to submit all of your documents once we have evaluated your Written Application, including sworn translations if they are not in German or English. Your time to work on the Challenge project will be limited to approximately one week. You receive more detailed information via email.
*Applications for the late intake are only possible for German and EU-nationals or those who already have a residence permit in Berlin.To join CODE this fall, you have to pass the 4 step admissions process. We will do our best to make this process as speedy as possible from our end.
You will receive all further information and tasks via email.
We have a special approach to learning and teaching at CODE, which is why we are looking for students who demonstrate the characteristics mentioned above. Because we are looking for special talents, we don’t believe that standardized test results or school grades will be of much help in our application process. What we can promise you is that we evaluate all applicants equally, with no preferential treatment given regarding gender, sexual orientation, or social background. Here you can find our official admission regulations.
There is always a gift in any challenge.Bronnie Ware, Author, songwriting teacher, and speaker
Are you up for an exciting journey? Our admissions process is designed to identify if you are the type of student who will realize your potential at CODE and become a valuable part of our learning community.
There are four steps you will need to pass to complete your personal journey to CODE. We will not give you all the details here, but you can find some information about the process below.
German regulations for higher education require you to have a higher-education entrance qualification (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) to enroll in a Bachelor’s degree program. That usually means a high school diploma or A-level certificate, but depending on where you went to school, you might need to take further steps.
We will do a check of your qualifications once you complete the first step in our admission process, the written application.
Here are a few ways for you to check your eligibility before then:
If you are from outside the EU, you will need a student visa to move to Germany and start your studies at CODE. Your best course of action would be to contact the German embassy in your country as early as possible to get the specifications for the process.
In general, you will have to meet these requirements for a student visa:
If there are any additional documents you’ll need from us for your visa application, reach out to our Student Affairs team for support.
As our study programs are in English, you will need to prove to us that your English skills are at least at a B2 level. You can find a list of certificates and documents that we accept here.
Sources may also tell you that you will need a certificate that proves sufficient German skills, however we do not require a proof of German language proficiency.
At CODE you can decide between a monthly payment option and our pay later model offered by our partner CHANCEN eG.
At CODE we worked hard to develop a special admission process that is an interesting learning experience in itself and not just a necessary administrative annoyance. Don’t worry that you might not know enough about digital product development to shine in the admission process. We are primarily busy with assessing your potential and motivation to be successful at CODE.
Our admission process is unique: you are not competing with the other applicants for a spot. All applicants go through the same process, regardless of their previous knowledge and background. We cannot enroll an unlimited number of students, but there is no fixed number of places to fill.
Even if you are not 100 percent sure if CODE is the right place for you: give it a try! During your application process, you will have the chance to learn how we think, talk, and act at CODE.
Our admission team Alina and Marleen will happily guide you through the wild ride of becoming a CODE student — buckle up and take a deep breath, the process is as much fun as it is challenging.
If you still have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at