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Application as Refugee

DW Akademie educates talented young professionals from around the world - with a special focus on refugees. The offer specifically aims at refugees who are currently located in Bonn or Cologne.


Appplication Period for the intake 2017/18 closed

Thank you very much for your interest in our Master’s Program and the numerous contact forms which we received. For the intake 2017/18 candidates have been selected. We will not be able to consider further incoming contact forms.

If you fulfill the requirements stated below and you want to apply for the intake 2018/19 please contact us anytime by sending an e-mail to ims@dw.com. Further Information on the application procedure for the intake 2018/19 will be published on this website. 



For the Master’s Program “International Media Studies” DW Akademie is accepting applications from refugees of different world regions. Successful applicants should have a bachelor’s degree or an equivalent qualification as well as one year of professional experience in a media-related field after having obtained their B.A. They need to provide proof of their language skills in both German and English.

Regarding some requirements refugees receive special support.


Candidates should already provide profound knowledge in English and good knowledge of the German language.

DW Akademie is offering special support for qualified refugees prior to the start of the study program.  Suitable candidates will be able to take part in a German language course - free of charge; in order to meet the language requirements until the start of the study program. 

Proof of Certificates

Regarding the proof of certificates and documentation refugees interested in applying for the IMS-program receive special support. In case of missing documents the individual situation of the applicant will be reviewed and we will develop a solution together.