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Study Arts, Design & Architecture in Germany: 107 Universities with 229 English Study Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 04-14-2024 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Pursuing a degree in Arts, Design & Architecture at one of Germany’s universities of the arts is very popular among international students. The programs are ideal for people who strive in free and creative environments. They are usually project-based, grant time to work on individual projects, give students support to access third party funding and cutting-edge studios and equipment.

Overview

masters
229

Study Programs in English

universities
107

Universities

ranking
26

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (100 programs for EU citizens, 85 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 16,680 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between April 14 and April 01

Summer Semester

between April 15 and April 01

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Top-ranked German Universities in Arts, Design & Architecture

#21QS Online MBA Rankings: Europe
IU International University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences

No. of Students: approx. 100,000 students

Program Fees: € 3,498 - € 4,530 (per semester)

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 6,000 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#51-100 By SubjectQS World University Rankings
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University

No. of Students: approx. 3,700 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

Times Higher Education Ranking #, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #, QS World University Rankings #
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,800 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128
#83Times Higher Education Ranking
Freie Universität Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 38,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

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3 English Degree Programs for Arts, Design & Architecture in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
33.2% local admission restriction (local NC)
27.9% no admission restriction, but ability test
23.6% no admission restriction
15.3% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

70.7% directly at University
10.9% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
22.7% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Arts, Design & Architecture in Germany

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Become an expert in Landscape ArchitectureStand out from the crowdLive in the center of Germany
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Become an expert in visual & experience designMerge Theory and PracticeTake full advantage of UE’s unique opportunities

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

3.5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

50 (1 program )

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (3 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (4 programs )

Maximum:

CAE (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

3.5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

50 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (4 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (3 programs )

Maximum:

CAE (1 program )

3 English Degree Programs for Arts, Design & Architecture in Germany

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Become an expert in expanded realitiesLive in Darmstadt, the “City of Science”Practice your learned skills during industrial placements
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Program Features

2-20 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Business Administration

Master of Engineering

Master of Education

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Music

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Music

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering

Master of Laws

Beginning

Winter intake

58.1%

Summer intake

4.8%

Winter & Summer intake

34.9%
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List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Arts, Design & Architecture

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Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg

public Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

private (state-approved) Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 1,800

Program Fees: € 1,506

M.Ed. (Master of Education)

AMD Academy Fashion & Design

private (state-approved) Academy of Fine Arts · No. of Students: 1,600

Program Fees: € 4,500 - € 5,190

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,100

Program Fees: € 0 - € 1,250

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 3,600

Program Fees: € 0

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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