Department of Media & Design

Information Design



What is the admissions process?

Due to the current Covid-19 situation the admissions process will be carried out online. All details can be found on the German site. You will also receive an email with all important information in good time before the process starts.

The admissions procedure consists of five parts:

  • application
  • portfolio with samples of your work
  • written assessment test
  • creative exam
  • personal interview

No specialist knowledge will be covered during the admissions process. The aim is not to test you but rather to find out whether the course is suited to you and whether you have the required skills. So make sure you come to the dates well-rested and with a positive attitude!

The written assessment test

You will be invited to the written assessment test if you meet the admission requirements, your portfolio has been approved by the admission committee and your application documents are complete and were submitted on time.

The test will show whether you are suited to the course and will take place on a fixed date.

What does the test consist of?

The test consists of three general components covering the intellectual skills you will need on the course.

How long does the test take?

The test takes about 1.5 hours.

What should I bring to the test?

You will need

  • an official photo ID and
  • a ballpoint pen (blue or black, pencils are not permitted).

You can also use a watch and a highlighter. Paper will be provided on-site.

How should I prepare for the test?

Detailed information about the format and example questions can be found in the sample test. You will receive a detailed assessment of the test by post within a few weeks of the admissions process.


Don’t be afraid of the assessment test and don’t be nervous! There is nothing you can learn for it. Read the sample test through carefully before the day of the test and complete the example questions. This will allow you to get used to the questions and understand what awaits you.

The The creative exam

The creative exam takes place immediately after the written assessment test. Here you can show your creative abilities.

You will be given spontaneous tasks covering the fields of visual communication, new media, art and culture.


Don’t be afraid of the creative exam! Trust your abilities, your talent and your creative and conceptual skills. You don’t need any specialist knowledge.

The personal interview

Following the written assessment test and the creative exam, all candidates will be invited to a personal interview.

What does the admissions interview involve?

The interview will be conducted by the head of degree programme and another lecturer from the Institute. It will last around 20 minutes.


The admissions interview is your chance to introduce yourself. Take advantage of this opportunity and show why you should be awarded a place on the course.