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FAQ

1. What requirements do I have to meet to be admitted for the Master’s course?

You will need a degree in a design oriented Bachelor or Diploma course with an average pass mark of at least ‘good’ (2,5). Your previous course must have a total of 210 credit points, which as a rule can be attained in seven semesters.

2. Can I also apply if my Bachelor course only lasted six semesters or if I’ve got less than 210 credit points?

Of course you can, however, in this case you have to furnish proof of either an 18-week practical or similar relevant experience, or you have to complete additional modules in the Bachelor course.

3. What can I do if I don’t get my Final Certificate in time?

You can apply with a certificate from your college/ university, stating your exam results. You can hand in your final certificate by 31st january.

4. Which application deadlines do I have to observe?

Your application needs to be in by 15st June, the course starts with the winter semester.

5. How do I apply and what paperwork do I have to submit?

Applicants with a diploma from a foreign college/ university are required to present their credentials via Uni-Assist. Futhermore you need to submit the completed application forms, as well as your c.v., the questionnaire and your portfolio to the following address:

Hochschule Mainz \ Standort Campus
Studienbüro
Frau Stefanie Stuck
Lucy-Hillebrand-Straße 2, 55128 Mainz
Tel: 06131-628-7386
E-Mail: stefanie.stuck(at)hs-mainz.de

6. How is the admission procedure structured and how long does it take?

At first we evaluate the submitted documents as well as the portfolio. A jury decides whether you are invited for round two. This takes the form of an interview, where we want to find out about your experience, your goals and your ideas. Once we have talked to all potential candidates, these results together with your bachelor grades will decide on your admittance for the Master’s course.

7. What should my c.v. look like?

It is sufficient if this takes the form of a personal data sheet, stating the most important stages of your life up to the present.

8. What should I include in my portfolio?

This should contain a maximum of ten pieces, giving us an idea of your work up to now. These can include work from your study course, exam pieces or projects from practical work. This work may also be submitted in digital form. Please note that the portfolio should not weigh more than 3 kg and not be larger than 50 x 70 cm.

9. What do I put into the proposal?

There is no need to hand in a proposal for the current call for applications: bauhaus.labor.

Here, we expect a written statement about the topic of the Master’s course. Tell us what you are interested in, what you would like to enlarge upon, and explain why. The proposal should not be longer than one page DIN A4.

10. Does my proposal have to be in a thematic context with the year’s superordinate theme?

There is no need to hand in a proposal for the current call for applications: bauhaus.labor.

11. How many applicants are accepted?

A maximum of 16 applicants are accepted every year.

12. What requirements are there for applicants from abroad?

Applicants with certificates acquired abroad must apply via Uni-Assist in Berlin (www.uni-assist.de), who will assess your formal qualifications and compute your average mark. Uni-assist will then pass on the result to us. Most of the lectures and seminars will be in German. Therefore you will need to furnish proof of the TDNs level (www.testdaf.de). DSH1 and the Goethe certificate B2 are also accepted. Your other application papers can be sent direct to us.