Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

Interior Design

M.A. (Master of Arts)/MBA (Master of Business Administration)
Subjects: Design
60, 120
English only
Winter semester: 31 Aug
Application Deadlines
1 - 2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
€ 5280 - € 6000
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Start Dates
Winter Semester: October
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
directly at the University
Study mode:
On campus
Registration Fee & Tuition Information:
Tuition fees for the 2 years program: 880 € monthly; non-EU students are requested to pay the tuition fee (5,280 €) at the beginning of the semester. Tuition fees for the 1-year program: 1,000 € monthly; non-EU students are requested to pay the tuition fee (6,000 €) at the beginning of the semester.


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture/Interior Design or a related field is necessary. Note that if you do not have a degree in Interior Architecture/ Interior Design, your portfolio and CV will need to show that you have independently developed your knowledge of Interior Architecture/Interior Design to a level equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

Required ECTS credits:

  • 240 (for the 1-year program version).
  • 180 (at least for the 2-years program version).

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

CEFR English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: At least C1.
min 6
min 74
PTE Academic
min 59
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by the BAU 'English Language Proficiency Exam': 60/100, the IB Diploma: English A or B at HL or SL, or the German Abitur after 2011. If you have not completed high school in a majority-English speaking country (ie. USA, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand), an approved language exam is required in order to qualify for admission. You are welcome to attend the internal Berlin International language proficiency exam. It will be hosted via the software MS Teams and participation can only be offered after an application to the program.

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Applications are open from:
Winter semester:December 01 (German)December 01 (EU)December 01 (Non EU)
Summer semester:
Spring semester:

Application Procedure & Selection

Mode of Admission:
local admission restriction
Admission Test/Interview:
directly at the University
Application Fee:
€ 100 for EU nationals (one-time, non-refundable), and 250 € for non-EU nationals (one-time, non-refundable)

Application Documents

You can safely share your personal information through their online application platform. After receiving a confirmation email with a link, you can upload a copy of your documents:

  1. Copy of passport or European ID.
  2. Copy of High-School diploma with transcript and official translation into English or German.
  3. Copy of bachelor degree certificate and transcript with an official translation into English or German.
  4. Copy of English language test (see language requirements).
  5. CV.
  6. Motivation letter.
  7. A portfolio with a maximum of 10 pages of previous study and professional experience with a focus on interior design. All works presented must be related to Interior Design. If you have completed a degree outside of Interior Design, e.g. Architecture, please present as many works from your bachelor program as you are able, alongside individually created Interior Design related works. Please present full projects from the start to the end in all stages. Feel free to also include different media such as drawings and pictures of actual models, not only PC created works. The portfolio needs to be submitted as one PDF file with a maximum size of 25MB.

All academic records need to be submitted in their original language, and, if that language is not English or German, certified translations into one of those languages must also be submitted.

If you are still waiting for your final documents to be issued, then please submit a statement of your predicted grades. This will allow the university to process your application on a conditional basis. You will need to provide the official final transcripts when you receive them.

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website