Application information

Information for course applicants

Application dates

The closing date for receipt of application documentation for the master’s course in Design Studies is 15 May. The course can only be started in the winter semester.


Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle
Office for Student and Academic Affairs
P.O. Box 200252
06003 Halle
Telephone +49 (0) 345 7751-532
Fax +49 (0) 345 7751-517
Email: designstudies(at)  burg-halle.  de


The Design Studies master’s course at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle is aimed explicitly at graduates of bachelor’s or ‘Diplom’ courses with an artistic/design emphasis and at academics whose focal area lies in history, philosophy, theory and psychology – in short: the culture of artefacts in general. All applicants have to take a course-specific entrance test; interested graduates of other disciplines who have relevant qualifications may also be admitted to a master’s course after taking this test. Most courses also require proof of relevant practical placements or comparable practical experience along with this test.