Admission to the master's programme in Gemstones and Jewellery is granted if you have successfully mastered the following 3 steps:
The first step of your application is to prepare a zip-file with the following:
a certified copy of your Certificate of higher education entrance qualification.
Make copies of all pages of the certificate
if not in English or German, supply us with a certified translation.
for applicants with foreign certificates:
a copy/scan/photo/screenshot of the proof of payment of 50 € for the examination of foreign certificates.
If your certificates are not acquired in Germany, you will be charged a fee of 50 € for the examination of foreign certificates. Please transfer this amount plus any transaction fees* to:
Recipient: Landeshochschulkasse Mainz
IBAN: DE 25 5500 0000 0055001511
BIC: MARKDEF 1550
Bank: Deutsche Bundesbank Branch Mainz
Reason of payment: 6671-0966-BIR 11113/04, first name and surname, date of birth, I-O
(so for instance: 6671-0966-BIR 11113/04, Neil Armstrong, 5 Aug. 1930, I-O)
* Please note that your bank may charge transaction fees. Make sure that the university actually receives 50 €. Please ask your bank for such fees.
Filename: payment.pdf or payment.jpg
After preparing the documents listed above, do not forget to COMPRESS your files (e.g. pdfcompressor.com).
After compressing your PDF-files, please pack all your documents into 1 ZIP-file. Now you can
Register for the entrance examination
(please do NOT send any documents by email!)
Applications to the aptitude test that do not comply with the above mentioned will not be taken into consideration.
If your documents prove to be inadequate, you will receive a negative reply.
If your documents prove to be qualified, you will be invited to the next step:
You will be invited for an interview (possibly via video conference) where we will assess the portfolio and project proposal as well as check your ability to communicate in English (since we do not request any TOEFL-test or other certificates),
If your interview proves to be inadequate, you will receive a negative reply.
If your interview proves to be qualified, you will receive a certificate for the aptitude test.
Now you can proceed to:
You have passed the above steps 1 and 2 of the entrance examination?
and received your "Certificate on passing the Qualification test for the MFA-program Gemstones and Jewellery"?
The 3rd step of the application process is the online registration and matriculation.
First download the CHECKLISTof all documents you need to prepare
and after that visit our online application platform for the MFA in Idar-Oberstein.to register as a student!
If you need any help in the registration process, send an email to studyservice-io(at)hochschule-trier.de
If - after checking our FAQ - you have questions, please do not hesistate to ask, but ONLY use studyservice-io(at)hochschule-trier.de (please do NOT send your questions directly to anyone of the team - thank you).
Our MFA-course starts 2 x per year:
in March and September.
The application deadlines are:
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