Please include all the following with your application:
- An application letter explaining in detail why you are applying
- Your CV
- A certified copy of your university degree or college diploma
- One recent passport photo
- A portfolio with samples of your work as a student and also of your professional work, if applicable.
We must receive your application by 1 May at the latest at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, Studienbüro Gestaltung, Georg-Glock-Str. 15, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
15 July is the final deadlines for enrolment to the course after successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure.
1. a completed diploma course or a bachelor’s degree in a design discipline;
2. the successful completion of the aptitude assessment procedure developed exclusively for the Department of Design.
The aptitude assessment procedure is carried out twice a year. Application timeframes are March 1st to May 1st for commencement in September (winter term).
Please go to http://eignung.design.fh-duesseldorf.de for online registration.
The aptitude assemssment procedure is ruled by the current version of the Feststellung der studiengangsbezogenen künstlerisch-gestalterischen Eignung für die Master-Studiengänge Kommunikationsdesign und Applied Art and Design an der Fachhochschule Düsseldorf
There is an initial review procedure for applicants from abroad, which is conducted by uni-assist.
As a foreign national you also have to show evidence of a certain command of the German Language.
More information available under International Office and www.uni-assist.de
Summary of the aptitude assessment procedure for the MA programme Applied Art and Design
The aptitude assessment procedure consists of two parts
1. A portfolio with samples of your work
You are requested to submit works that show your particular interest in the study programme of your choice, demonstrating an individual profile. Subject of assessment are creativity and artistic independence, the quality of the realizations as well as methodical and conceptual abilities and the powers of imagination and expression.
Additionally to this you are asked to write an application letter explaining in detail your
interest in the MA programme in question also in relation to the samples of work you are
submitting. Applicants will be preselected by the Department of Design on the basis of the
2. An interview
Approximately three weeks after the application deadline the selected applicants will receive an invitation to attend for interview, which will take place four weeks later. The interview gives the opportunity to discuss the samples of work and the application letter with a commission. The interview lasts approximately 15 minutes and will be marked subsequently. Criteria for assessment is the ability for systematic interpretation of your own works and the ability to portray your aims and motivation for the study programme.
Contact in the Department
For general informations and enquiries about the aptitude assessment procedure
Consultations by the staff of the study programmes Applied Art and Design
Prof. Elisabeth Holder
Fon: 0211/4351 226
Prof. Herman Hermsen
Fon: 0211/4351 227
Applications have to be submitted at the latest by 1 May respectively 1 October to the following address:
Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences, Department of Design, Georg-Glock-Straße 15, 40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
Application deadlines for a place of study are 15 January and 15 July
Twice yearly in the summer and winter term.