Requirements to study at CODE

It takes talent and passion to study at CODE. Additionally, German law requires a few other steps so we can hand you a bachelor’s degree after a few exciting years in Berlin.

  • CODE admission process

Do you have what it takes? Our admissions process is designed to identify if you are the type of student who will realize his or her potential at CODE and become a valuable part of our learning community.

There are three steps and several challenges to complete in your personal journey to CODE. We will not give you all the details here, but here you can find some information about it – and the option to take the first step (register for your personal account).

  • 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/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 challenge in our admission process. 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
  • a letter of admission from CODE
    (you will get this from our admissions office once you have passed all stages of the admissions process)
  • proof of financial resources
    (about 8.500 Euro to put on a blocked account)
  • health insurance coverage

Sources might also tell you that you will need a certificate that proves sufficient German skills. As our study program is in English, you won’t need that for CODE.

We recommend that you plan on it taking up to 3 months to complete the visa process. Assistance from CODE for our admitted students will include support during the visa process in your home country and also once you arrive in Germany.

Please note that we do not offer accommodation, scholarships, or any commitment to assume cost-of-living expenses for you.

These websites will be very helpful for you:

If you have more questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at
admission@code.berlin.