Q: Where can I get more information about the studies?
A: Counseling appointments are expected to be offered again starting in October 2020. We will inform you about them here starting in September. We are also happy to offer individual advising via ZOOM upon request. If you are interested in such a consultation, please contact Prof. Nicolas Beucker by mail(nicolas.beucker(at)hs-niederrhein.de).
Q: Do I already have to have completed my BA by the date of the interview?
A: An application can be submitted at any time. However, registration in the Degree programme can only be done with a completed BA or Diploma. Registration can continue into March after passing the qualifying exam. In the rare case that all examinations have been completed by the time of registration, but the certificate for the first university degree has not yet been issued, special arrangements can also be made if necessary.
Q: Can I start my MA in design with my degree from a foreign university?
A: In principle yes, for the exact procedures please refer here: application from EU foreign countries or application from non-EU foreign countries.
Q: What are the prerequisites for admission to the MA in Design programme?
A: Prerequisites are a Bachelor's or Diploma degree in Design or a related discipline. Final grade of at least "good" (2.5). With a convincing application, other degrees as well. In the case of a 6-semester Bachelor's degree, an additional 30 credits must be acquired; this can be done as part of the Master's program. Submission of a letter of motivation, portfolio and exposé on a Master's thesis topic.
Q: What documents are needed for the application?
A: For the application are needed: Letter of motivation (max. two pages) and exposé (max. five pages), as well as a CV with biographical data relevant to your career goal. Detailed information is available here.
Q: Do I have to have a bachelor's degree in design?
A: No, the application is decisive. If projects and ideas are convincing, the studies are also possible with a degree from other Degree programmes.
Q: How many ECTS do I need for the Master?
A: 210, but missing points can be made up during the master's program or proven by practical experience.
Q: When do the interviews for the aptitude test take place?
A: The interviews always take place at the end of January. You will receive the exact date in December.
Q: What is the interview process?
A: All applicants are invited to the university for an interview. There, an interview of about 30 minutes takes place with three lecturers, in which the portfolio and project idea are presented.