Apply to MAID

Application Requirements

The Master in Integrated Design also known as MAID
is happy to welcome students from all over the world
and all walks of life.

Entry Qualifications and Documents (all documents need to be uploaded to the uni-assist portal)

  • BA degree in Design or related disciplines (product, communication, media, interior, architecture, environmental design, etc.) with 210 ECT
  • A copy of your complete transcript of records issued by your university in the original
    language, including all courses and results
  • A translation of your transcript of records, including all courses and results
    (made by a sworn translator)
  • relevant experience in design or a related fields is strongly recommended but not strictly necessary
  • english language requirements: C1 (7.0 or higher) or equivalent: TOEFL iBT (95-120 or higher)
    TOEFL ITP Level 1 (627-677 or higher). Due to the difficulty to schedule TOEFL and IELTS exams during the pandemic, we also accept Duolingo scores (115-120 or higher) for the time of application. If your application gets selected for admission, you will have to present a valid TOEFL or IELTS with the relevant score at the time of enrolment.
  • proof that your universtiy education was conducted in english, waives the necessity to submit a language certificate
  • Portfolio showing up-to-date professional design skills
  • Motivation Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation if possible

For all requirements please see follow the link:


Hall of Residence

Application for a Room in a Hall of Residence

Please apply for admission as soon as possible. Availability is very limited.


Our program aim at combining the design fields of graphic, communication, digital, media and industrial design etc. by offering projects and classes that require the students to sophistically apply previously acquired skills in one or more of these fields. Even though architecture, interior design, art and fashion design are at the far end of this list, students with these backgrounds are also eligible if they can proof professional skills in the design fields mentioned above.

Successful portfolios must show that the applicant is able to think outside of the box. As part of this thinking we are interested in seeing a variety of projects tackling different problems and offering different solutions and varieties thereof. We are very much looking at the process behind your work rather than high-end renderings of final solutions. Your portfolio hence must includes sketches, models (real-world not only digital), and other forms of exploring your ideas of each project. Also we need to understand the context of your projects, hence require briefs and short explanations on the why and how. Please know that we seek to understand your thought and design process, so make sure that that is what you show in your portfolio. It is not so much about quantity but deep and intellectual quality. Hence your portfolios should differ from one you would send to an agency to get a job. We are an educational facility wanting to understand where you are at, in order to see where we can take you further.

The porfolio must be composed of projects related to design in the most direct sense possible. We are not an architecture or an interior architecture program and hence cannot evaluate strictly architectural projects. The same is true for interior design projects. There are very good schools and programs offered directly for those backgrounds. However, if you have professionally worked on projects from the design fields mentioned above, we are happy to receive and assess your application.

We appreciate different approaches and ways of thinking but we must make sure that all students can work together using the same soft- and hardware skills. 

We also must make sure that all accepted students are on a somewhat comparable level. Each student is required to jump right into the projects.

Please keep in mind that your portfolio plays the biggest role in our decision making process. It should represent who you are as a designer and how you work and how you think.



Application Procedure

The school is now using uni-assist for all international applications. An additional application directly to the university is not possible. Please do not send any material to the university. Please read the information offered by uni-assist carefully. As of now, all documents have be be uploaded onto the uni-assist portal. It is not necessary to send hard-copies at this point. However, make sure to have certified copies of your documents with you upon arrival.

Our school is listed under: Bernburg/Dessau/Köthen, Hochschule Anhalt


Please follow this link to get started:

The MAID can be found under Integrated Design.

Our school is listed under: Bernburg/Dessau/Köthen, Hochschule Anhalt

The deadline to join in the following winter begins in January 15th and ends April 30th. The deadline to join in the following summer begins in July 15th and ends October 31st.


The results for the winter intake will be published between end of June and mid July.

The results for the summer intake will be published between late November and mid December.



Every student is expected to pay 800.- € (program fee) plus 86,-€ (admininistrative fee for general registration and student union) per semester.

The program fee of 800€ is spent on to cover a variety of costs. Among those are the following teaching assignments, printer cartridges for studio printers, furniture, welcome events, excursions, (entry tickets and accommodation), additional lectures, graduation and also administration. Even if not all of the above mentioned apply to each semester, they do all apply over the course of your studies. Please know that the program is heavily subsidized by the German government, the program fee allows some independence and helps us to cover costs that otherwise would have to be covered entirely by the students themselves.


The MAID welcomes new students every semester. The application deadline for the upcoming winter semester is April 30th, the deadline for the upcoming summer semester is October 31st.

We advise new students to arrive two weeks in advance to prepare their stay here

Further Information and Links

Application - Master
Holders of a Bachelor degree from a German university (or holders of a Statement of Comparability for Foreign Higher Education Qualifications from a German institute, eg. ZAB) that meet the corresponding language qualification for the degree program, can apply via SSC-Portal. In all other cases you have to apply via uni-assist.
You can find all information about the application process on our web page:
Please find all information about the application process via uni-assist as well as the required documents under the following link:
Important! All documents required for application through uni-assist will be shared automatically with Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. Therefore, you do not have to send any documents (hard copies) via postal service to Anhalt University!
Application via uni-assist (youtube):