The application funnel for 2020 is now closed.

We are amazed by all the applications we received so far and are really looking forward to the 4th generation of students that will join us in September.

Most important information

  • state-accredited Bachelor
  • in Software Engineering, Product Management, Interaction Design
  • Standard period of study: 3 years (6 semesters)
  • Classes begin: September
  • All 3 programs are taught in English
  • Face-to-face study program in Berlin (no distance learning)

Some interesting facts

  • CODE stands for “curiosity-driven education”
  • project-based learning
  • Excerpt of partner companies: Facebook, Porsche and Impact Hub
  • Our mandatory Science Technology and Society (STS) course will teach all students to think for themselves, to reflect on society, politics and the impact of technology.

Are you interested in applying for the study start in September 2021?

You can sign-up here and we will write you an email when we are open for applications again!

The admission process

Our admissions process is designed to identify if you are the type of student who will realize his or her potential at CODE and be a valuable part of our learning community.

CODE is a place where great change is happening – most important a change in education. Students and faculty stick together, no matter where you are from or what you are trying to solve. If you are a dedicated person the level of learning is immense.Martin Straußberger
2nd year software engineering student

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 to shine in the admission process. We are primarily busy with assessing your potential and motivation.

It always takes two parties for a perfect match

Our admission process has another unique quality: you are not competing with the other applicants for a spot. 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 you want to study at CODE: give it a try! During your application process, you will have the chance to learn how we think, talk and act at CODE.

  • Step 1

    Written Application

We want to get to know you and will ask you a variety of questions. You don’t need any technical knowledge to answer them. Just be yourself.

Please note: If you need a visa to study in Germany, please consider earlier deadlines for your application! We have an extra page with more information for international applicants.

  • Step 2


We are not interested in your grades from school because we believe that school performance does not reliably reflect your skills and potential. Instead, we present you with an exciting project. Rather than giving you a standardized test, CODE gives you the flexibility to define how you want to present yourself and your ideas.

  • Step 3

    Video Interview

The third step is a brief video interview with a member of our admission team. We would like to get to know you better (even if it’s just virtual at this point) and offer you the chance to ask us any questions that are on your mind.

  • Step 4

    Admissions Day

For the final step, we actually invite applicants to Berlin to get to know us in person and to see our campus. However, the current situation with COVID-19 forced us into finding an alternative. We are excited to let you know that our last step in the process will be a one day remote admission day.

As same as before – but remote – you work on a group project together with other applicants. Afterwards you’ll have a final interview. You’ll be informed whether you receive an offer for a study contract a few days later.

At CODE we are looking for students who demonstrate

  • Drive and curiosity
  • Desire for a positive impact
  • Ability to collaborate efficiently
  • Passion for digital technologies
There is always a gift in any challenge.Bronnie Ware, Author, songwriting teacher, and speaker

A special approach to learning requires special students

We have a special approach to learning and teaching at CODE, which requires you to be exceptionally self-driven, cooperative and inquisitive. 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.

By reading the website carefully, you can already find a lot of useful information about studying at CODE. The CODE team was super helpful during my application process and answered right away if I had questions. Don’t hesitate to ask. I applied to the university when I was back home in Indonesia, and regardless of the distance or the time difference, the team was always approachable. I can recommend you to find students already studying at CODE and ask them all the questions that you might have.Sasha Astiadi, student at CODE


Pay now or later – you decide! At CODE, we want to attract the most talented – not the most privileged.

How to finance your studies

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

Applicants from outside the EU

We recommend that you plan on it taking up to 3 months to complete the visa process.

The first lesson I learnt from the day I joined CODE, is to never EVER doubt yourself but always be skeptical of what’s around you.Fran Khayat
1st year interaction design student

If you still have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at