To enroll in a study program at the AMD Akademie Mode & Design, you must fulfill certain admission requirements. These requirements differ, among other things, whether you are interested in a Bachelor’s or Master’s study program, and if the study programs are artistic and creative or business-oriented.
The general admission requirements are listed below. Specific information on the individual study programs can be found on the respective program page.
If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to contact our study advice team!
The most important admission requirement for a Bachelor’s study program at the AMD is a university entrance qualification (German “Hochschulzugangsberechtigung”). In terms of higher education law, the AMD is part of the Hochschule Fresenius, which has its headquarters in the German State of Hesse. Therefore, your university entrance qualification must be valid for a study program in Hesse. You can prove your university entrance qualification through one of the following options:
Artistically gifted applicants who do not have one of the above-mentioned university entrance qualifications may nevertheless be admitted to study in the following study programs, provided they pass a separate aptitude test:
To be admitted to an English-language Bachelor’s program, you need English language skills at level B2.
Our German-language bachelor’s programs include certain English-language courses. Therefore, you must proof English language skills at level B1 of the European Framework of Reference (or equivalent) for these study programs.
Applicants from abroad must have German language skills at level DSH 1 or TestDaF level TDN 3 (or equivalent) for German-language bachelor’s programs.
Your grade point average is irrelevant for admission to a bachelor’s study program at the AMD. It is much more important for us to get to know you personally: What motivates you? What are your professional goals? What experience and skills do you have? Therefore, we invite you to participate in one of our admissions days. In order to be admitted to the study program, you must successfully complete the tasks set for you.
Want to know more about admissions day? Visit the page on the application process.
Last but not least, we require proof that you fulfill the aforementioned admission requirements (university entrance qualification, language skills) as well as a few other documents from you. You can upload all of these in the upload area where you will also find a detailed list of the required documents. You will receive your login information to the upload area after your online application.
If you are applying for the following Bachelor’s study programs, you will need to submit specific documents:
Students wishing to begin a Master’s study program at the AMD Akademie Mode & Design need a bachelor’s degree or another first university degree qualifying them for a profession. Depending on the Master’s program, certain professional requirements must be met. Please refer to the page of the respective Master’s program for more information:
For all AMD Master’s study programs, you must display English language skills at level B2 of the European Framework of Reference or equivalent.
Are you a non-German applicant and want to enroll in a German-language Master’s program? In this case, you must also provide proof of German language skills at level DSH 1 or TestDaF level TDN 3 or equivalent. If you are applying for an English-language Master’s program, proof of German language proficiency at level A2 can be provided during the course of study.
If you are applying for a Master’s study program at the AMD, we will invite you to a personal interview to learn more about your experience, motivation, and goals in order to determine your suitability for the study program you are pursuing. The basis of the interview will be the application documents you have submitted.
When applying for your desired Master’s study program via the online form, you will subsequently receive the login information to the upload area for application documents. In this area, you will find a detailed list of all the documents we require from you as part of the application process. For Master’s programs, these include: