Apply now until October 15 for the International Class of 2024.

Learn from acclaimed photographers and a team of renowned international experts in stimulating seminars.

MAGNUM photographer Bieke Depoorter with participants of the International Class in the summer semester of 2023. Photo: Kristina Kaysen

We are happy to be able to prepare for the International Class again next year! For the eighth time we will bring together international students from all over the world. At Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts, they have the opportunity to develop their skills as documentary photographers with internationally renowned teachers .

The one-semester programme is taught entirely in English. It is designed for international students who want to broaden their experience and raise their profile in photojournalism as well as in documentary photography. A warm and supportive atmosphere and extremely valuable courses await all who are interested.

If you would like to take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of next year’s International Class, you can apply now until October 15, 2023.

Students from a partner university must have their home school nominate them by October 15, 2023. Freemovers can send an email to expressing their interest.

Please find more detailed information on the entire application process here.


Testimonials from the past two years:

Ksenia Ivanova (International Class 2023): “The international class allowed me to make a dummy photo book, and participate in a master class with a Magnum photographer. We travelled with students and the wonderful Christoph Bangert to the opening of the World Press Photo exhibition in Amsterdam, and visited the opening of the festival in Arles. Most of all, I was glad to meet new friends in Hannover.”

The International Class allowed me to create a photo book dummy and participate in a master class with a Magnum photographer.

Mrittika Gain (International Class 2023): “Attending the International Class was joyful and educating. Gathering new thoughts and perspectives helped me to develop my skills. It was a great experience where I also got to meet other international people and learn much from them.”

It was a great experience.

Tanya Tkachova (International Class 2022): “It was a stunning experience for me to have a chance to be among professionals there. All courses were impeccably designed. Even if you have a lot of experience, you can still learn useful things to help you become a better professional. I met people and tutors who not only taught me a lot, but I also faced an unwavering support during my studies. Frankly, it has changed my life in Germany to some extent.”

It changed my life in Germany.

Magdalena Vidovic (Coordinator): “My job as a supervisor of the International Class always gives me the opportunity for incredible new encounters and a lot of fun. Every year, a lively and warm group comes together to spend the summer in Hannover with us. This is not only enriching at the university but also privately.”

… incredible new encounters and a lot of fun.

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