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Study Design in Germany: 43 Universities with 80 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 04-12-2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

There is a broad choice of Master’s programs available in Germany for students looking to study Design in Germany in English. Whether you are interested in the role of design in technology or automotive industry, in design of urban spaces, of games or communication, in creative industries such as interior design, or interested in fashion or jewelry, you are certain to find an excellent choice for yourself in Germany. Many of the programs are interdisciplinary and combine artistic elements with engineering, management training, or anthropology and cultural studies.

Moreover, many of these programs have a strong focus on training their students to be able to work in international business settings upon their graduation and you will find that many programs are structured around teaching the skills needed for professional life, including field trips and work with business partners.

There are some universities that may be of special interest to students interested in Design, such as the Wismar University of Applied Sciences, the Design Academy of Berlin or the Bauhaus University of Weimar - yes THAT Bauhaus! Take your time and browse all your options in our Study Finder.

Overview

masters
80

Study Programs in English

universities
43

Universities

ranking
6

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (23 programs for EU citizens, 21 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between April 15 and March 31

Summer Semester

between April 29 and March 30

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Top-ranked German Universities in Design

#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 (per semester)

#51-100 By SubjectQS World University Rankings
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University

No. of Students: approx. 3,700 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

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

public University

No. of Students: approx. 36,000 students

Program Fees: € 1,800 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #128

Tuition Fees

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21
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4
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3 English Degree Programs for Design in Germany

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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Requirements

The degree requirements to be fulfilled for a Master’ degree in Design vary broadly, since the programs are often interdisciplinary and accept applicants with backgrounds in Anthropology, Business, Engineering, Communication and of course artistic subjects such as Architecture, Arts, Design or Theatre.  Furthermore, students need to fulfill the language requirements (usually a sufficient level of English [B2]) and need to hand in other standard documents such as a CV or a letter of motivation. Some programs are looking to only recruit people who can illustrate their artistic talent by handing in a portfolio of their previous works or show that they acquired relevant work experience. Check the websites’ of the programs that interest you to find more information.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
31.3% local admission restriction (local NC)
33.8% no admission restriction, but ability test
20% no admission restriction
14.9% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

81.3% directly at University
7.5% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
17.5% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Design in Germany

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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (3 programs )

Minimum:

71 (2 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (14 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (2 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

71 (2 programs )

Maximum:

100 (2 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (14 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (2 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Design in Germany

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Program Features

2-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Science

Master of Engineering

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Engineering

Beginning

Winter intake

55%

Summer intake

3.8%

Winter & Summer intake

38.8%

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

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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: € 800 - € 1,250

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 6,600

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University · No. of Students: 3,700

Program Fees: € 0

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 450

Program Fees: € 4,470 - € 5,550

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

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