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You want to apply? Registering for the Multimedia and Authorship master’s program is possible in odd years only, by May 15. Information can be found here or on the website of Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.


Admission to the master’s program requires that you have a degree that provides professional qualifications (bachelor’s or higher). Preferred are those from the humanities, social sciences, cultural studies or comparable disciplines, though students from other fields are also welcome.

The master’s program currently has open admission (i.e. no NC, numerus clasus), though there is an entrance test that must be passed.

If your degree will not be available until after the application deadline, you can submit a transcript that covers at least 2/3 of the courses required for your field of study along with the other application materials. For registration in the winter semester, the degree must then be submitted by January 31 of the following year at the latest.

Students from a variety of fields who have different interests and experience come together in our program. What they all have in common is a receptiveness to digital media and journalism, curiosity about new fields of knowledge, interest in scientific study of topics involving the digital present and eagerness to work in a team while realizing a variety of projects.

Since the program focuses on practical application, you should have your own notebook computer and bring it to class. Should financial or technical help be required, please contact

Admission Process

Application for the entrance test

Admission to the master’s program requires passing an entrance test, which is in the form of an interview. For an invitation, submit a application for admission, which consists of the following documents:

Application tips:

This application and all materials must be received by the registrar’s office of the Philosophy Department II of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg by May 15. Please send them to the following address:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Philosophische Fakultät II
06099 Halle (Saale)

Entrance test

After an application has been received and checked for completeness and correctness, you will receive an invitation to an entrance interview, which is expected to take place in late June. A selection panel will conduct interviews with every applicant, verifying the following skills and knowledge in approximately 15 minutes:

In order to guarantee the program’s quality, the number of students is limited to 12. Assignment is made according to a ranking in which the degree’s cumulative grade and the results of the entrance interview are decisive. Applicants will be informed regarding admission in late July. Additional information can be found in the regulations for students and examinations.

Interviews will be held at the Institute of Music, Media and Speech Science.

Institut für Musik, Medien- und Sprechwissenschaften
Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
Multimediazentrum (MMZ) Mansfelder Strasse 56
1st Floor, Room 206
D-06108 Halle (Saale)

The May 20, 2020 rules for the entrance test for the Multimedia and Authorship master’s program (120 course credits) outlines the selection process.

Application for admission

Final admission to the program requires submission of an application by August 31. The following documents are required:

Please send your application to the Immatrikulationsamt/student office of the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg. The address can be found on the application for admission.

Additional information on registration, fact sheets and FAQs can be found on the website of the Immatrikulationsamt/student office.

The Immatrikulationsamt/student office will provide information about what must be done next.

Formal Requirements for Application