Apply & After Admission

Apply to MAC

You find all information about the requirements for this Master program at 'Overview'.

Please check the latest information at the website of Uni assist. In general however the following documents are required for your application via uni-assist:

  1. Copy of your Passport
  2. Motivation letter
  3. CV
  4. Language test certificate, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS
  5. Bachelor diploma (Original and English translation)
  6. Transcript / Marksheets (Original plus English translation) 
  7. Passport photo 
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The HS Anhalt University is now using uni-assist for all international applications. An additional application directly to the university is not necessary. You only have to apply digitally to Uni Assist. 

Please read the information offered by uni-assist carefully.

Please follow this link to get started:

Link to Uni Assist:

Application process:

  1. Register online
  2. Choose your degree program
  3. Get your documents together
  4. Upload all documents require and finish your application
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Every student is expected to pay 750€ (admin. fee for Master Program MAC) + 86€ (admin. fee for general registration and student union of Anhalt University) meaning a total of 836€ for each Semester. 

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The MAC welcomes new students every Winter Semester, which starts in the first week of October, and Summer Semester, which begins in the first week of April. 

The application period for Winter Semester is March 15th -July 15th 

and for the Summer Semester, it is September 15th - on January 15th.

Admitted applicants choosing to enroll for Winter Semester must submit their semester fees by September 15th and arrive in Dessau latest by October 1st. For the Summer Semester, the deadline to submit the fees is 15th of March. We advise new students to arrive for two weeks in advance from beginning of the Semesters to prepare their stay here.

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Holders of a Bachelor's or Master's 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 MAC 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:

You will find all information about the application process via uni-assist as well as the required documents under the following link:

Important! All documents that you 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!

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After Admission

International students need to go through several authorities.

Seven steps that you need to take before arrival:

  1. Apply for VISA (check current visa regulations that apply to you either with the German Embassy in your home country or online at or on the website of the German Federal Foreign Office (
  2. Check the Prerequisite for a further visa extension while studying and living in Germany.
  3. Weather and living style in Germany.
  4. Check what you must bring with you.
  5. Apply for a place in a student dormitory or look for outher accommodation.
  6. Bring a minimum of 2,000 EUR in cash with you, it takes about 3 weeks before your blocked account is activated.
  7. Pay the two administration Fee for the MAC master program.
  8. Fill out the contact form of the international office for international students approx. 10 days before arrival!

For international student’s registration at the university and the city, you need to:

  1. Organize an accommodation, sign the contract for your accommodation
  2. Open a bank account
  3. Get a health insurance 
  4. Get a German telephone number
  5. Register/enroll at Hochschule Anhalt/Student Service Center (SSC) 
  6. Register at town hall Dessau/Foreign Office.

For further information:


In matters concerning accommodation, insurance, visa, etc., please contact the MAC student advisor:

Mrs. Yili Li


Studentenwerk (student services) is an independent organization that is responsible for student housing in Dessau.

For Dessau, you can also check in the Bauhaus guest house as many students live there as well. There is a 'special' option for students. (You can live there temporarily for a few days as well.)

Also, for a short time, you can stay in the youth hostel in Dessau.

There are many ways to find private housing in Germany. However, you should bear in mind that shortly before the semester starts, it will be more difficult to find a room. So take a look in advance. Usually, the rooms and apartments are offered unfurnished. Most of these apartments even do not have a kitchen.

Useful websites for private housing:

You also can check out the 'Dessau International' Facebook Group. People are always looking for a new roommate.

If you have any questions, please contact the MAC student advisor Mrs. Yili Lu.

email: Yili.Lu(at)

phone: +49 340 5197 1518

There are several steps you will have to do when you arrive in Dessau. These include getting a German address as well as registering at the town hall, opening a bank account, and organizing student health insurance. You also have to pay the semester fee; after that, you can be officially enrolled in MAC.
To learn about the procedure, please download the document 'Enrollment and Registration'.
After you have completed the paperwork, you will get your student's card as well as login data for your university email and the HISqis platform. You will need your student email address to receive all information during the semester and the HISqis platform to keep an overview of your grades and credits.

You find all information about the Formalities on the Website of the Student Service Center of the HS Anhalt.


When you are arriving in Germany with 3 months conditional visa you have to settle down and complete the following tasks and then will be allowed to renew your visa. (do not worry there will be people to guide you after reaching here) 

  1. complete the payment of tuition fees
  2. housing contract (as you will need a German postal address)
  3. open a bank account (e.g. Deutsche Bank)
  4. a health insurance (it is a must)
  5. complete your registration as MAC student in Anhalt University of Applied Sciences by showing Original certificate + document related to 1, 2, 3 & 4
  6. Apply for Visa renewal with 2, 4, 5 and your financial proof (that you have a source of money to continue your stay here in Dessau)
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The safety and health of our students and staff are a key priority. Access to this university facility has thus been still reduced. 

Please use the following contacts for your questions and queries:

Limited appointment slots are available for urgent matters only. Please write to the person, you want to make an appointment with to arrange on a date. Persons who are asked to come to the office are requested to the follow hygiene regulations and to provide their own mask.


Information for travelers to Germany

Please use our contact form to inform our International Office (approx. 10 working days before arrival) regarding your arrival. For additional queries related to entering Germany, please contact the International Office at internationaloffice(at) For queries related to your application or enrollment, please contact our Student Service Center at studienberatung(at) or use the contact form of the SSC.

Please note: Please fill out the contact form for international students approx. 10 days before arrival!

If you want to enter Germany to begin or continue your studies at Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, please use this contact form to inform the International Office of the university about your planned entry.

Please note that in case of short-notice arrivals, or notifications of your arrival within 5 working days prior to your arrival, Anhalt University cannot guarantee any assistance.

Anhalt University keeps you updated regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for up-to-date information.


New testing obligation for persons entering Germany by plane

From March 30 2021, in principle all persons entering Germany by plane are required to present their carrier (i.e. airline) with a negative test result before departure.

This obligation to undergo testing and provide proof applies irrespective of whether or not the carriage takes place from a risk area. The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to entry into Germany.


Note on entry registration at

The Federal Ministry of Health warns that fraudulent websites are currently circulating that purport to register travelers for payment of a fee. Please use only the website for digital entry registration. This application is free of charge. Only the proofs of digital entry registration generated by this website will be accepted during controls.

General Information

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Here you find any necessary information about this Corona virus.

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MAC Office

The MAC Office is the center of the organization at MAC. It oversees all things that relate to and support student academic programs. The MAC Office coordinates faculty contracts, academic & operating budgets. The Office provides administration and partner projects. If you have any questions about information you can not find on this website, do not hesitate to contact us. We also encourage you to report omissions, corrections, or just plain, suggestions to afg-admission-mac(at)

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Program Structure

The MAC Program is modular. The standard period of study, including the examination time, is four semesters. To earn an M.A. in Architectural and Cultural Heritage, students are required to complete modules in several categories, including Compulsory (Mandatory) Courses (Humanities & Techniques), Electives and Projects, culminating their studies with a Final Thesis (Master Thesis). Students may begin this course of study in either the Winter or the Summer Semester, as all classes are available every semester.

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Study objectives

In other sense, there has always been a need for preservation, conservation, and rehabilitation of the heritage sites. The reason is very clear and simple, to preserve the history for the next generation. We are feeling the need for this more and more every day. The course 'Architectural and Cultural Heritage' is the formal teaching approach to that. We are expecting to develop the knowledge and also to share experiences of current practice in the sector of Building restoration. Our course is a combination of theory, design, and research.

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Every student is expected to an administration fee for Master Program MAC and an administration fee for general registration and student union of Anhalt University for each Semester.

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Anhalt International

Here you find any information for you as an international applicant and student.

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Here you find everything about ERASMUS+ for students and Information for international students.

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Start of your Study

Welcome to the Dessau campus! The time has come - the studies begin! We warmly welcome you to our campus in Dessau. Our introductory events give you an initial orientation and will make your start into your study program easier. You will find out everything you need to know about the course, the campus, the departments, and organizational issues. The two departments of the Dessau campus, the Architecture, Facility Management, and Geoinformation (AFG) and the Design department, welcome the new national and international students on April 6th, 2021 for the summer semester 2021.

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You got a letter of admission for your desired degree program at Anhalt University? Congratulations! And now you want to enroll at the Anhalt University of Applied Science. Here you find any information about Enrollment and starting our master study. Please note the deadline for enrollment.

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Financial Support

What possibilities are there for financing? How can I get a scholarship?

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Formalities at HS Anhalt

We would like you to be well-informed about all formalities you could run into during your studies, like registration for exams or re-registration. So take a look here.

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Living at Dessau

The Bauhaus City in the Garden Kingdom. Dessau offers the historical Bauhaus, the “cradle of modernity.” The historic location’s magic can still be felt today - both in the artistic Masters’ Houses and the historical Mensa (canteen). The relaxed atmosphere, inspiring exchanges with professors, and short distances - students almost unanimously sing the praises of their campus in Dessau.

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Career Opportunities

They want to know where to work when they have your Master's degree in MAC. There are countless career possibilities for graduates of the Architectural and Cultural Heritage Master’s Degree Program. Some popular choices include working as an expert in restoration projects, project management for historical sites, developing concepts for a thoughtful and intentional approach to restoration and conservation of monuments/ buildings, and historical building research work, often to work in and contribute to the academic field.

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