Application Master's program

Requirements

Applicants need a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (e.g. Diplom) with 210 or 180 ECTS credits from an artistic/design, humanities/cultural studies or natural sciences (e.g. computer science) program.

Applicants whose Bachelor’s degree has 180 ECTS credits must complete 30 credits in the form of additional study-relevant coursework as part of a preliminary semester in order to complete the Master’s degree with 300 ECTS credits. In this case, the duration of the study program is 4 semesters.

Applicants whose first degree is based on a different credit system can apply for both options and will be admitted to one of the two options after assessment by the admissions committee.

At the time of application, all applicants should be able to demonstrate at least English level B2.

Application

To apply, please use the online portal.

We also need the following documents:

  1. A curriculum vitae (not handwritten)
  2. Proof of a first university degree (certified copies of certificates)
  3. A passport photo
  4. An exposé outlining a project you would like to work on as part of the Master’s degree program (2-3 pages)
  5. A letter of motivation (1-2 pages)
  6. A portfolio of 1-3 current textual and/or artistic/design works relevant to the Master’s program. The work submitted should provide an overview of your skills and interests.
  7. Proof of English language proficiency (level B2)

Questions?
You can get advice directly from the Master’s program directors.

The next application deadline is 11 March 2024. Further application deadlines will be announced shortly, depending on capacity for the winter semester 2024/2025.

Admission Procedure

The admission procedure includes the examination of the submitted application documents and determines the admission to the study programme. As part of the examination, the Commission invite applicants for an interview to ask questions about their motivation to study.

Consultation

Do you have questions about admission requirements or application?

Individual consultations with the head of degree program and a tour of the university are possible by appointment.

Consultations with professors at the Merz Akademie are possible at any time by appointment – also online.

Open house

The Merz Akademie is an open house: you are welcome to come to our cafeteria for lunch, for example, and take an informal look at the university. If you would like a guided tour or further information, just let us know: studienberatung@merz-akademie.de

The next application deadline is 11 March 2024. Further application deadlines for the winter semester 24/25 will be announced as soon as possible.

Dates

Next possible start of study (180 ECTS)
WS 2024/25
Application deadline (180 ECTS)
11.03.2024
Next possible start of study (210 ECTS)
WS 2024/25
Application deadline (210 ECTS)
11.03.2024
Admission interviews
22.02.2024 (for application deadline 15.02.2024)
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Funding

The tuition fees for the Master’s degree course are currently 549 euros per month.

The semester fee for the Studierendenwerk Stuttgart and the VVS StudiTicket will be 86.50 euros from the winter semester 2023/24. The StudiTicket will be discontinued beginning with the winter semester 2023/24. The reason for the discontinuation is the new offers for local public transport.