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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.

Online information event with portfolio consultation

— 17 March 2021, 5:00 p.m. (online) 
— 14 April 2021, 5:00 p.m. (online)
— 11 May 2021, 5:00 p.m. (online)

Portfolio consultation

We will be happy to advise you on the selection of your work. We invite you to upload up to 15 selected projects in a folder bearing your name here. Don't forget to include a text file with your name and email address. All data cannot be viewed by external parties and will be deleted immediately after our talks. Please send a parallel registration for which date you would like to come to kd (at)

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)