Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Study Requirements
  1. General higher education entrance qualification or advanced technical college entrance qualification

  2. passed qualifying examination

  3. An orientation internship (see below)

  4. in special cases, the course can also be completed without a university entrance qualification.

Qualifying Examination

The qualification examination is intended to demonstrate a creative talent. The test takes place in two stages:



    There are 15 independently produced works to be submitted. fields: Drawing, painting, sculpture, furniture design, photography, construction, perspective observation studies, planar or spatial composition. A completed application form should be enclosed. Only originals will be evaluated. After passing the portfolio examination, a written invitation to the final qualification exam will be issued.  (See DOWNLOADS)

    Dates for the submission of the portfolio and the application for the qualification examination:
        - for the summer semester by 01 December (cut-off deadline),
        - for the winter semester until 01 June (cut-off deadline).

    If you have successfully passed the portfolio examination, you will be invited to the final qualification exam. Regardless of the result, the submitted folders will be returned to you, usually within a maximum of 4 weeks, carriage forward.
    The final exam takes place about 14 days after submission of the portfolios and lasts two days. It comprises examination tasks from the fields of drawing and presentation, planning and composition. The second day ends with a round table discussion.

    INTERNSHIP: The eight-week orientation internship should be completed in an architecture-related company and must be proven before beginning the course of study.


The  interior design field of study offers a consultation appointment for the Master's course on 20.05.2020 from 11:30 - 12:30. A consultation can only be arranged after prior registration by email to Admission to the procedure requires a written application, which must be submitted to the head of the Interior Design field of study of the University of Applied Sciences Trier by January 1 or July 1 of each year. The application must be submitted by the deadline and include the following documents:

  • an informal application with details of previous education
  • a portfolio with five independent work samples. The individual work samples are to be understood as a work unit, i.e. they can consist of several individual components, a project outline explaining what the students want to realize within the framework of the Master's program and why they have decided to obtain a Master's degree in the Design Department at the University of Applied Sciences in Trier. The ideas, expectations and goals for this Master's program and the desired professional activity must be explained. The project outline must be in the form of a written exposé of maximum five pages. This can already describe a topic for the Master's thesis.
  • A list of the submitted work must be attached to the portfolio or the portfolio must be provided with a table of contents.
  • In addition, a written declaration by the applicant that he or she has carried out the work independently must be enclosed.

The portfolio will be handed over again after completion of the assessment procedure. The project outline becomes the property of the Design Department of the University of Applied Sciences Trier. The submitted work samples should not exceed the dimensions of DIN-A2. Three-dimensional objects are to be submitted exclusively as illustrations (photo, drawing). Digital works may be submitted on digital media that can be written on at once (e.g. CD-ROM, DVD, etc.). WWW pages must, if possible, be submitted offline. Dynamic WWW pages can be presented by specifying the URL. Digital data carriers such as CD-ROM and DVD are otherwise only permitted if their contents can be presented exclusively via such digital media. Film samples are only to be submitted as a video copy on CD-ROM or DVD (or digital media that can be written on once). The digital data carriers and the WWW pages must always be accompanied by information on technical requirements and a table of contents with illustrations (e.g. booklet).

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