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Study Arts & Design in Germany: 79 Universities with 160 English Study Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2022/2023)

Updated: 07-02-2022 | Reading Time: 3 minutes

Pursuing a degree in Arts & Design 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
160

Study Programs in English

universities
79

Universities

ranking
14

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (48 programs for EU citizens, 45 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 10,520 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between July 15 and July 01

Summer Semester

between July 15 and June 30

View all 160 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Arts & Design

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 42,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 34,000 students

Program Fees: € 1,800 (per semester)

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

public University

No. of Students: approx. 34,000 students

Program Fees: € 7,333 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #127

Tuition Fees

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45
10
12
55
54

5 English Degree Programs for Arts & Design in Germany

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Become an expert in building bridges between design, marketing, and project managementBuild a strong network with organizations from different industriesStudy in the jewel of Bavaria: Munich
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Become an expert in international marketing and salesFlexible Studies: Study online or on campus in Germany5 stars rating in QS Stars University Rating
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Learn to merge consumer psychology and new technologies to develop your marketing skillsFind out how to meet consumer’s needs with digital toolsWork in small groups on practical projects with the industry
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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2023

Winter Semester 2023/2024

Open Programs

Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
18.8% local admission restriction (local NC)
36.9% no admission restriction
44.3% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

78.1% directly at University
16.3% via uni-assist

5 English Degree Programs for Arts & Design in Germany

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Sharpen your knowledge in marketing, branding, sales, and more!Study 100% online5 stars rating in QS Stars University Rating
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Manage the global marketing issues of top companiesStudy and live near to a German metropolisA top-ranked university of applied sciences
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Learn about innovation, digitalization and disruptive technologiesUnderstand real user needs to develop relevant products and servicesTake your design brackground to a strategic level
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Creativity and sustainability: A thriving sectorAMD: Over 30 years promoting fashion and designStudy and live in Berlin, Germany's buzzing capital
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Gain powerful expertise to connect design and managementStudy at a modern University of Applied Sciences specialized in designOption to choose your campus: Berlin, Munich, or Düsseldorf

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:

108 (1 program )

Maximum:

CAE (1 program )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

3.5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

50 (1 program )

Maximum:

108 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B1 Preliminary (PET) (3 programs )

Maximum:

CAE (1 program )

5 English Degree Programs for Arts & Design in Germany

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Become an expert in the digital worldCologne: A great location to boost your studiesHighly practical: Internship + business simulation
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Become an expert in marketing and international brandingFlexible Studies: Study online or on campus in Germany5 stars rating in QS Stars University Rating
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Become a top fashion managerVisit fashion companies in Germany and abroadOption to choose your campus: Munich or Düsseldorf
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One-of-a-kind: A modern design program enhanced by technologyParticipate in applied projects during the first two semestersImpressive career chances in design and technology
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Become an expert in expanded realitiesLive in Darmstadt, the “City of Science”Practice your learned skills during industrial placements

Program Features

2-15 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Music

Bachelor of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Engineering

Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science

Master of Education

Bachelor of Music

Master of Business Marketing

Beginning

Winter intake

56.3%

Summer intake

3.8%

Winter & Summer intake

35.6%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Arts & Design

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Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg

public University · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

accadis Hochschule Bad Homburg - University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 550

Program Fees: € 5,700

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

Alanus University of Arts and Social Sciences

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

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: € 4,350 - € 4,950

M.A. (Master of Arts)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 6,900

Program Fees: € 800 - € 1,250

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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