Department of Media & Design

Industrial Design



How do I apply?

You can apply if you meet the admission requirements.


Gather the required documents.

Your application must contain the following documents:

  • a signed letter of application
    Please let us know your choice of specialisation – “Mobility Design“ or “Eco-innovative Design” – in your letter of application.

  • a signed CV

  • a documentary evidence that you have completed a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification
    This evidence is not required for FH JOANNEUM graduates.

  • a Transcript of Records for verifying compliance with the admission requirements
    This evidence is not required for FH JOANNEUM graduates.


If you do not yet have your Austrian documents (Bachelor or Diploma certificate) at the time of submitting your application, you can submit them by the start of your course. Separate guidelines apply for documents submitted by international applicants. If you have any questions please send an email to

  • a proof of qualification for university entrance

  • a proof of proficiency in English
    The level of competence must be equivalent to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (see
    Proof of proficiency in English must be provided in the form of a TOEFL Certificate (min. 87 points), a TELC Certificate (B2), a Cambridge Certificate (First Certificate in English, FCE), an IELTS Certificate (5.0), a PTE Academic Certificate (Pearson Test of English; min. 59 points), an Austrian secondary school leaving certificate or another equivalent school certificate.

  • a copy of your citizenship certificate or passport

You have international documents and/or you are not an Austrian citizen?

Then you’ll need to meet certain requirements. For more information please go to International Applicants.

Digital portfolio

Your most important projects and your Bachelor’s or Diploma thesis should be documented in the digital portfolio as a PDF file (max. 10 MB). The portfolio should contain a representative selection (no more than 30 pieces) of your works.

Submit your application.

All applicants will receive an FH JOANNEUM account allowing them to apply for a degree programme. If you wish to apply, please register at JOANNEUM | online. Fill in the fields First name, Last name, Date of birth and Email, confirm your entries and submit. You will then receive an automatically generated email with a link to the online application.

Follow the link and log in by creating your personal password. You can use the proposed user name or your email address. First select the course type "Master degree programme" and then choose the degree programme you wish to apply for from the drop-down menu. Finally, please fill in your personal and contact details.

Upload your application documents. The letter of motivation, CV, Transcript of Records, proof of university entrance qualification and citizenship certificate or passport copy are mandatory documents. Please also upload proof of a relevant Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification and any required language certificates. If you do not yet have your Austrian documents (e.g., Bachelor or Diploma certificate) at the time of submitting your application, you can submit them by the start of your course.

The online portfolio must be submitted by the end of the application period.


Please remember to tick the agreement box and submit your online application by clicking on Send.

After submission you can follow the status of your online application under My Applications in JOANNEUM | online and also upload documents at a later date.

Applicants and students who already have an FH JOANNEUM account can submit a new application under My Applications.


Adhere to the application deadline and ensure that your documents are complete and signed before you send them off. Only then will your application be accepted.

Wait to be invited to the admissions process.

Your application will be checked by the Study Administration division. You will receive an email to confirm that your documents are complete and that you meet the admission requirements within two weeks of submission.

You will receive an email with the time and place of the admissions process two or three weeks after the application deadline.