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Study Design in Germany: 34 Universities with 62 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2021/2022)

Updated: 12-08-2021 | 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
62

Study Programs in English

universities
34

Universities

ranking
4

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

0,- € (19 programs for EU citizens, 17 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

7,152 € per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 30 and September 30

Summer Semester

between March 30 and September 15

View all 62 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Design

#74Times Higher Education Ranking
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

public University

No. of Students: approx. 35,000 students

Program Fees: 1,800 € (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #121

Tuition Fees

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4
25
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5 English Degree Programs for Design in Germany

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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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Become an expert in expanded realitiesLive in Darmstadt, the “City of Science”Practice your learned skills during industrial placements
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Choose an exciting major or specializationBerlin - The perfect city for fashion and creativityComplete a six-month internship to gain relevant practical experience
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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

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2022/2023

Summer Semester 2022

Winter Semester 2023/2024

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)
19.4% local admission restriction (local NC)
35.5% no admission restriction
45.1% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

74.2% directly at University
25.8% via uni-assist

5 English Degree Programs for Design in Germany

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Become a top game designerLive in Darmstadt, the “City of Science”Practice your learned skills during industrial placements
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Fashion + Business Management = The perfect formula for a successful careerBerlin - the perfect city for fashion and creativityTake part in an optional semester abroad
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Learn about innovation + management + creativityThrive in a booming sectorLive in one of the most amazing and historic cities in the world
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Become an innovative designerGreat career opportunities in designWork with state-of-the-art equipment
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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

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

59 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (9 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (5 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7.5 (1 program )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

59 (1 program )

Maximum:

100 (1 program )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (9 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (5 programs )

6 English Degree Programs for Design in Germany

Program Features

2-7 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Engineering

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

61.3%

Summer intake

4.8%

Winter & Summer intake

33.9%

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: 4,170 € - 4,350 €

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)

MBA (Master of Business Administration)

M.Eng. (Master of Engineering)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Augsburg University of Applied Sciences

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

Program Fees: 0,- €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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)

bbw University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 1,100

Program Fees: 3,270 €

M.A. (Master of Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

B.Eng. (Bachelor of Engineering)

B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science)

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