Apply to MAID

Upcoming Application Window for Winter Semester 2021

The next application window through uni-assist opens December 15th and closes April 30th.

Please let us know if you are interested in applying by sending a quick mail to:


Also feel free to contact us if you encounter difficulties.

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

  • BA degree in Design or related disciplines (product, communication, media, interior, architecture, environmental design, etc.) with 210 ECT
  • relevant experience in design or a related fields is strongly recommended but not strictly necessary
  • english language requirements: C1 or equivalent


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 is trying to combine the design fields of graphic, communication, media and industrial design 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 and we have always selected students also with these backgrounds.

Successful portfolios must prove 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. We are also looking for process rather than focussing on high-end renderings as final solutions. This includes sketches, models, and other forms of exploring your ideas.

The porfolio must include projects that are related to design in the most direct sense possible. We are not an architecture program and hence cannot evaluate strictly architectural projects for their value in the fields of design mentioned above. The same is true for interior design projects. There are very good schools and programs offered directly for those backgrounds. As much as we appreciate different approaches and ways of thinking 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.




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





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


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):