Application portal of the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg
How does the application process work formally?

You register online in the application portal and upload your artistic work (digital folder/work sample) and the application documents electronically. After checking the data you have entered, please print out the registration form, sign it and upload it in full (3 pages) to the appropriate place in the application portal. You can only submit your application once all documents preventing admission have been uploaded.and print out the online registration form in due time.

In the application portal, you can call up your currently valid letters in the download area and thus find out the status of your application. Please note that the Student Service cannot give you any information about the status of your application by phone or email.



  • Selection of the course of study in the online application portal
  • Online registration
  • Entry of personal data including the artistic class or professor
  • Upload of the application documents and the digital artistic portfolio/work sample and/or entry of the Upload links from the upload portal in the corresponding field
  • Uploading the registration form is the last step of your application. After checking the information you have entered, you can print out the registration form, sign it and upload it to "Electronic submission of documents". To do this, you must go back one step in the application portal. Only then is your application complete
  • Submit application by 14 April 2022, 11:59 AM. The application portal will be closed thereafter!
  • The AdBK checks the application for completeness and formal suitability
  • In-house pre-selection based on the digitally submitted artistic works
  • Practical (not for MA Live Art Forms program) and oral aptitude tests
  • Sending the letter of admission with the information on enrollment and requests for everyone digitally submitted documents in the original or in a certified photocopy
  • Start of studies in the coming winter semester