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Admission requirements

  • The passed aptitude test
  • Completed university/university of applied sciences degree in communication design or an equivalent design-oriented program with a bachelor's degree as a Bachelor of Arts or as a Bachelor of Sciences or diploma with an average grade that is not worse than 2.5.
  • Applicants whose bachelor's degree totals less than 210 ECTS credits must make up the missing ECTS credits by completing bridge modules or a practical semester before registering for their master's thesis.

Application deadlines

Aptitude test (portfolio check)

for winter semester: June 15th, 2020

Online application

for winter semester: Please see attached PDF

Application process

There is a two-step application procedure for this degree program. In addition to participating in the aptitude process, an online application via the applicant portal and the submission of the required application documents are required.

Step 1: Aptitude process

To take part in the aptitude process, you must submit the following documents to the Office of Student Affairs by June 15:

  • Application to participate in the eligibility procedure
  • Chronological, complete and signed curriculum vitae
  • Applicants must enclose with their application a portfolio of design work from their studies or, if applicable, work from their professional activities

Please send your portfolio to the following address (you can also submit the documents in person):

Mainz University of Applied Sciences
Office of Student Affairs
Lucy-Hillebrand-Str. 2
55128 Mainz

It is not possible to submit your portfolio directly to the department.
If your portfolio is sent from outside of Germany, the package must be declared as a document shipment.

If your portfolio is evaluated as "passed", you will be invited to take the aptitude test.

Step 2: Application procedure

The deadline to submit the application is 15 July.

If your portfolio has been rated as "passed", you will receive an invitation to the aptitude test on:

Thursday, 3 January  2019
Friday, 4 January 2019

We can offer you the following dates for the pick-up of your application portfolios:

Monday, 10.12.2018 to Thursday, 13.12.2018
from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room H3.02

Thursday, 03.01.2019 and Friday, 04.01.2019
1:00 to 2:00 pm, Room H3.02

Monday, 07.01.2019 to Thursday, 10.01.2019
9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Room H3.02

The portfolios will be picked up at Holzstraße 36 in Mainz.

Portfolios that are not picked up during these times can only be sent to you by regular mail. Please send a postage-paid DHL stamp up to 10 kg to the following address:

Mainz University of Applied Sciences
School of Design Room H3.02
Holzstraße 36, 55116 Mainz

With the request for attention!

Portfolios that have not been picked up or requested by 30.06.2019 will be destroyed.

Important dates

Portfolios can only be submitted to the

Office of Student Affairs of Mainz University of Applied Sciences, Lucy-Hillebrand-Str. 2, 55128 Mainz.

You are welcome to submit your portfolio in person starting at the beginning of November 2018 to the Office of Student Affairs in room A1.01 during our office hours or send it to us by post (please ensure that we receive your package by 30.11.2018 at the latest).

Office hours of the Office of Student Affairs

Tue, Thu, Fri 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Tue and Thu 1:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Special office hours for portfolio submission from 28.05. -01.06.2018:

Wednesday, 28.11.2018 from 9 am to 12 pm and 1 - 3 pm
Friday, 30.11.2018 rom 9 am to 12 pm and 1 - 3 pm

With reference to Section 31 (3) of the Administrative Procedure Act, the deadline for submitting a portfolio ends on 30 November 2018.

We will not accept any portfolios after 01.12.2018.



digital portfolio review

If you like, we are also happy to check your portfolio. To do this, upload up to 15 works in a folder that bears your name. Don’t forget: integrate a text file with your name and email address.

All data is not visible to external parties and is deleted immediately after the consultation.

Application portal

Online application portal to apply to study at Mainz University of Applied Sciences

Apply now

uni-assist online portal

Portal for applicants with foreign higher education entrance qualifications

Who to contact

Ursula Eiermann
Head of the Office of Student Affairs, Policy Issues

Mon to Thu mornings and afternoons
T +49 6131 628-7380
zulassung (at)