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 starting your application, make sure to learn everything you need to know about the formal requirements to study at CODE and our admissions process on this page.
Familiarise yourself with all the admission requirements:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 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 completed school in Germany or the EU/EEA:
You have a valid English proficiency certificate:
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.