Attention all applicants

The final student contracts for Fall 2024 are currently being handed out.
42 spots remaining

Deadline submission for Fall semester of 2024

  • June 15th, 2024 – if you require a visa to study in Germany
  • July 15th, 2024 – if you are an EU national and/or do not require a visa to study in Germany

Our admissions team is working around the clock to review all of your applications. However, with the rising applicant numbers and the deadline quickly approaching, we highly advise applicants to hand in their application as soon as possible. So what are you waiting for to secure your spot!

  • Requirements

Familiarise yourself with all the admission requirements:

You would be an excellent fit for CODE if you: 

  • Are curious: You want to explore the untapped potential in the world and within yourself.
  • Have a growth mindset: You learn from failure instead of personalizing it and you believe in life-long learning.
  • Want to empower others: You are empathic, respectful and kind. You have an understanding of diversity in opinions, behavior and cultural backgrounds.
  • Are self-driven: You strive for excellence and are motivated to reach your goals with a pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial courage.
  • Are open-minded: You always ask questions and you have the ability to navigate uncertainty.
  • Are able to reflect: You have an understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses and you strive to improve your abilities.

Just as demanding and rewarding as our study programs

At CODE, we worked hard to develop a unique admission process that is an exciting 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 assessing your potential and motivation to be successful at CODE.

It always takes two parties for a perfect match

Our admission process is unique: you are  not competing with the other applicants for a spot. All applicants undergo 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.

The Admission Process

A special approach to learning requires special students

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

Requirements to study at CODE

  • CODE admission process

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.

  • Higher education entrance qualification

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 check 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:

  • Student visa for Germany

Applicants from outside the EU

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:

  • a valid passport
  • Health insurance that covers Germany
  • Proof of secure livelihood, e.g., blocked account
  • a letter of admission from CODE
    (you will get this from our student affairs team once you have passed all stages of the admissions process)

If there are any additional documents, you’ll need from us for your visa application, reach out to our Student Affairs team for support.

  • Proof of English language proficiency

As our study programs are in English, you will need to prove that your English skills are at least at a B2 level. Here’s a summary of how you can show proof of your language skills; please check the admission regulations for more details and minimum scores.

You are a native English speaker:

  • You are a citizen of a majority English-speaking country
  • You underwent most of your primary and secondary education in a majority English-speaking country
  • You have a university degree which was taught in English

You completed school in Germany or the EU/EEA:

  • (Fach-)Hochschulreife
  • EU + EEA secondary school certificate.

You have a valid English proficiency certificate:

  • IELTS Academic
  • TOEFL
  • Duolingo English Test
  • Cambridge Certificates
  • (I)GCSE

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.

Contact our Admissions Team

If you have any questions, just jump on a quick call with someone from our admissions team.

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