Help for art and design students from Ukraine

Art and design students from Ukraine are welcome at Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design. In order to build a creative bridge, we have enabled a fluent transition for refugee students. We are open to working out individual solutions together which are adapted to the respective situation of Ukrainian students and which allow them to continue their artistic and design work as quickly as possible. This is carried out in direct consultation with the responsible professors. The Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design welcomes the helpfulness, solidarity and participation of its students, teachers and staff.

Shortly after the start of the war in Ukraine, the Presidential Board decided to admit students from Ukraine to the Muthesius University of Fine Arts and Design in an unbureaucratic and simplified manner. (...)

New Students Application Procedure May 2022

Dear international applicants please note:

All international applicants have to register at Uniassist first to have their documents, diplomas and certificates checked before handing in their application documents to Muthesius directly.

The Uniassist platform is open from 25th February 2021 to 25th of April 2022 for the start of study in October 2022.

Further information on the next steps for your application at Muthesius Kunsthochschule are available on the website.

If you have any questions please use the listed contacts.


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Information for applicants with foreign certificates

Applicants who, for example, did not obtain their university entrance qualification (Abitur) or bachelor’s degree in Germany must submit their foreign certificates via the portal of the application service uni-assist before the application deadline. There, the certificates are evaluated and formal admission requirements are checked.

Deadline for registration at uni-assist for the summer semester 2024: August 25, 2023 to October 25, 2023.

Your nationality is irrelevant for registration via uni-assist.
Example: You are a German citizen, but have acquired your university entrance qualification in Switzerland. Registration via uni-assist is necessary!


Application to Muthesius Kunsthochschule: Required documents

The next application period for admission to the summer semester 2024 will take place from 01-15 November 2023. The exact procedure can be read here as soon as it is finalized.
The following documents must be uploaded to our online application portal (you can also find them in our Checklist):

Artistic works

  • Bachelor: Portfolio with about 20 works
  • Master: digital Portfolio with at least 3 projects as well as CV and letter of motivation in one PDF file

Personal application documents for all applicants

  • Certificate of university entrance qualification (for applicants with Abitur or Fachgebundener Hochschulreife in art and design)
  • Certificate of graduation from the educational institution attended (for applicants without Abitur or Fachgebundener Hochschulreife in art and design)
  • CV (Master’s application: The CV is part of the portfolio and must additionally please be uploaded individually in the application portal)

Additionally for bachelor applicants who have already completed a degree program

  • Proof of completed university studies or current preliminary overall grade of the diploma or bachelor degree
  • Detailed reasons why taking up a second degree* is important to you (*A second degree program is one in which another academic degree is earned at the same level after a completed degree program)

Additionally for master applicants

  • Proof of a suitable completed university degree or current preliminary overall grade of the diploma or bachelor’s degree (grade of at least 2.5)

Additionally for international applicants

  • Copy of the registration certificate or residence permit (if not yet available: Copy of passport)
  • Uni-assist application number
  • Proof of sufficient German language skills: C1 (Goethe C1, Telc C1 Hochschule, TestDaF 4×4 or DSH-2)
    →If you do not have a language certificate at the time of application, you can submit it later until enrollment.

    • Exception B.F.A. Liberal Arts: B1 (Goethe B1, ÖSD B1 or telc B1)
    • Exception M.F.A. Liberal Arts: B2 (DSH1, Test-DaF 4×3 or telc B2)
  • Applicants from the PR China, Vietnam, India and Mongolia: APS Certificate


Documents for PhD candidates

  • Certificate of university degree
  • Exposé of dissertation intention with 10 copies
  • Formal explanation of exposé
  • Written confimation from a professor with authority to supervise doctoral candidates
  • CV/Resumé in table form
  • List of academic publications, if applicable
  • Declaration of whether a doctoral dissertation has been started elsewhere.



From applicants with German certificates

Janina Schilling
Student Secretariat
T. 0431 / 5198 – 414

From applicants with non-German certificates

Maud Zieschang
International Office
0431 – 5198 - 501

Questions about PhD

Melanie Lessmann
T 0431 / 5198 – 402


Lecturers with the right to award doctorates

Art Dr. Almut Linde
T 0431 / 5198 – 455

Design Dr. Bettina Möllring
T 0431 / 5198 – 427

Spatial Strategies Dr. Sandra Schramke
T 0431 / 5198 – 469

Art History Dr. Christiane Kruse
T 0431 / 5198 – 438

Art, Cultural and Media studies Dr. Petra Maria Meyer
T 0431 / 5198 – 503

Prof. Dr. Norbert M. Schmitz
T 0431 / 5198 – 423