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Language of Instruction is English. International Students don’t need to hand in a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Almost 400,000 young people from all over the world are currently studying in Germany, making it one of the most popular destinations for international students. Around 40% of the students enrolled at the Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt come from all over the world. The internationally oriented programme, taught in English, deliberately incorporates the diverse experiences of different cultures as part of an individual’s creative development.

Furthermore, if you want to work as a student in Germany, you may want to take a look at finding a job in Germany.


“Schüler-BAföG” grant

According to section 2 BAföG, students are eligible for the so-called “Schüler-BAföG” grant.
The amount of funding provided is oriented on needs, which depend on the following factors:

· Type of training course
· Living arrangements
· Health and care insurance subsidy
· Parents’ support obligation
· Location of training course / study programme

The “Schüler-BaföG” is a full grant and must not be repaid. Further information is available at:

KFW Education Loan

The educational loan provided by the KfW banking group does not depend on the subject of study or parental income. It can usually be applied for to coincide with the start of the fifth semester. It has the following advantages:

· Individual loan term
· Low variable interest
· A rest period is possible before repayment
· Repayment period may be up to ten years
· Protection against elemental risks

If you are interested please directly contact: and


In addition to the Academy’s Financing model (Academy’s Financing), there are various options for non-EU students to apply for a scholarship or student loan.

Detailed information to funding options and scholarships for international students can be downloaded here: financing your studies.pdf.


Studying in Germany means finding a place to live! As in any major city, there is a wide range of accommodation available for international students in Frankfurt am Main. We recommend that you start your search early. Finding a place to live will be easier if you are aware of the rental guidelines. We have compiled an overview of the options available to students in Frankfurt.
Accommodation options for international students can be downloaded here: where to find a room.pdf.

Our Student Advisory Team is happy to assist you with any individual queries.

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Whether you need more information about the application process, details about our programs, or guidance on preparing your portfolio, our dedicated team is ready to help.

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