At CODE we are looking for students who demonstrate

  • Open-mindedness

    You constantly ask questions, and you can navigate uncertainty.

  • Growth-mindset

    You learn from failure instead of personalizing it, and you believe in life-long learning.

  • Self-reflection

    You understand your strengths and weaknesses and strive to improve your abilities.

  • Curiosity

    You want to explore the untapped potential in the world and within yourself.

  • Self-drive

    You strive for excellence, and you are motivated to reach your goals with a pioneering spirit and entrepreneurial courage.

  • Empower others

    You show empathy, respect, and kindness, and you understand diversity in opinions, behavior, and cultural backgrounds.

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.

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.

  • 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 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:

  • 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 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.

How to finance your studies

At CODE you can decide between a monthly payment option and our pay later model offered by our partner CHANCEN eG.

The Application Process

Just as demanding and rewarding as our study programs

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.

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 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.

Begin your CODE journey today!

To apply, please visit the Online Application Portal

The Admissions Team

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
admissions@code.berlin