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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The Application Documents

For admission in the winter semester 2021/22, the aptitude tests for all Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes at Muthesius University of the Arts will once again only take place in digital form and without on-site presence.This measure is intended to slow down an increasing spread of the coronavirus and reduce the risks of infection for staff, the general population and the numerous participants from Germany and abroad. The decision for an exclusively digital implementation of the aptitude test at Muthesius University of the Arts was made in awareness of the responsibility of society as a whole.

In addition to the procedure, the deadlines for the proficiency test have also changed. Read the relevant information for you in detail here:

Step 1: Submission of your personal application documents.

Deadline: 1 May to 15 May 2021

Please refer to the application requirements for the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree for the digital portfolio requirements.
The staff of the Student Services are currently working in their home office. They can still be reached by e-mail and will be happy to answer your enquiries:
We have summarised further information on the application procedure in this FAQ.
We thank you for your understanding.


During pandemic-free periods:
Our applicants are mostly high-school/secondary school graduates (Abitur). However, people who have an extraordinary, artistic talent can also study at the Muthesius without having the necessary certificates – not however Fine Arts for Secondary School Teachers. How do you know that you qualify to study at the Muthesius University? To clear this up from the start, our teaching staff offers Portfolio Consultations. We recommend you take one of these one year in advance of beginning your studies. This allows enough time to gather all your strength for the artistic aptitude examination.

For the Bachelor’s programme

  • Registration for the Bachelor’s Aptitude Examination
  • CV/Resumé in table form with a photograph
  • Abitur certificate or certificates of equivalent institution for design and/or art
  • Additional certificates for previous training courses, including proof of military or civilian social service, etc.
  • Portfolio (max. DIN A1) with at least 20 original works, with the Portfolio Cover Sheet attached to the inside cover

For foreign students with university entrance qualifications (Abitur equivalent), the following is also required:

  • Proof of application via uni-assist
  • Proof of German language ability (DSH 2 or Test-DaF 4×4 or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)

Particular application regulations are valid for students of Fine Arts for Secondary School Teachers in cooperation with the Christian-Albrechts-University. Information on this can be obtained from the Student Secretariat of the Muthesius University or the CAU.

For the Master’s programme

  • Registration for the Master’s Aptitude Exam
  • CV/Resumé in table form with photograph
  • Certificates of Bachelr or Diploma studies with a grade of at least 2.5
  • Proof of previous practical activities (if applicable)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Portfolio (as a rule DIN A4, maximum DIN A 3) with documentary evidence of three projects from the Bachelor or Diploma studies, with the Portfolio Cover Sheet attached to the inside cover.
    Due to financial reasons the portfolio will not been send back. You pick it up personally or via an authorised person otherwise it will be destroyed within a reasonable time.

For foreign students with university entrance qualifications (Abitur equivalent), the following is also required:

  • Proof of application via uni-assist
  • Proof of German language ability (DSH 2 or Test-DaF 4×4 or telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule)

Submission of Portfolio including Application Documents

Muthesius University
Administration Building
, 1st Floor
Postal Address:
Legienstraße 35, 24103 Kiel

From 01. – 15. May and 01. – 15. November
Mon. – Thu. 9 am – 12 am and 1:30 pm – 3 pm

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
T. 0431 / 5198 – 414, E

Student Secretariat
Legienstraße 35, Admin Building, 1st Floor
Mon. – Thu. 10 am – 12 am and 1:30 pm – 3 pm

From applicants with non-German certificates

Maud Zieschang
0431 – 5198 - 501, E

International Office
Legienstraße 35, Admin Building, Room 01.04
Mon. + Thu. 10 am – 12:30 pm
Tue. + Wed. 10 am – 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Appointments also on request!

About the Master’s degree programme

Fine Arts M.F.A.

Prof. Piotr Nathan
T 0431 / 5198 – 447, E

Industrial Design M.A. / Interface Design

Prof. Frank Jacob
T 0431 / 5198 – 475, E

Industrial Design M.A. / Medical Design

Prof. Detlef Rhein
T 0431 / 5198 – 430, E

Spatial Strategies M.A.

Prof. M. Breda
T 0431 / 5198 – 469, E

Communication Design M.A. Silke Juchter
T 0431 / 5198 – 462, E

Fine Arts for Secondary School Teachers M.Ed.

Martina Ide
T 0431 / 880 4638, E