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Student Advisory Service


Do you have questions about your dream study programme, training or evening course? Are you not quite sure which of our programmes might suit you best? Would you like personal and individual advice, customised to your needs? With us you are not a number, we get to know you, support you with all questions about the contract, the application file and the necessary documents. We pick you up from where you are!

Our student advisors are available to you at all times and look forward to meeting you!

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Insights from the student advisory service

Your advisors from Berlin

Janina Kording

Janina Kording

"There isn't this one moment for me. There are many highlights that often come up in the admission interviews when the course and the creative portfolio are discussed and the applicant's eyes begin to light up."
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Your advisors from Düsseldorf

Kathrin Braun

Kathrin Braun

Feedback from an applicant: "I have to say one thing, you were so nice right from the start, so helpful, so quick to respond, what great service!! I would like to congratulate you very much... it is obvious that you love your job and that it's your thing." And she was right: As a graphic designer with experience in various industries and countries - to inspire young people for this: YES - this JOB is exactly my thing!"
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Your advisors from Munich

Stefanie Meier

Stefanie Meier

"It was a nice experience to have received the finished printed comic from an applicant's creative portfolio as a personal gift when he started his studies. It's still in my closet.“
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Stefanie Frelke

Stefanie Frelke

"It is always nice to experience how initially shy and self-doubting prospects/applicants become self-confident and gifted designers and managers who find their place in the design and management world through their studies."
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Jana Hiller

Jana Hiller

"A valuable experience for me was the statement by a former game design student that he was able to fulfill his career aspirations in his dream company thanks to his studies and a scholarship from the Media Design University."
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Information & Consulting

Can I also talk to lecturers or students?

Of course! Just visit our next Online Open Campus or get advice from the student advisory service about your desired study program. You can also browse our Youtube channel, Instagram or Facebook and get impressions of the projects and alumni.

Our students are happy to share their experiences with you and you are welcome to register for the next online event "Meet our students" and meet our students virtually.

Can I take a trial course?

Yes, as part of our workshops you can get a taste of our study programs and see if your dream study program is really something for you.


Is it possible to apply with a specialized baccalaureate or without a baccalaureate?

Of course. Every specialized baccalaureate branch is valid. According to Berlin's Higher Education Act § 11, you can also study with us via vocational qualification. For this, you need two years of relevant and completed training. This means that if your learned profession is similar to your intended course of study, you will receive a subject-related university entrance qualification from us.

Do I need to have prior knowledge?

You should have fun with the topic of the study program. We will teach you everything else!

From when is it possible to apply? When does the application deadline end?

Our application process runs until August 15. You can submit your application documents to us as follows:

  • Via our online application system. There you can easily upload your documents at any time.
  • Or send us your application documents in the traditional way by e-mail.
  • Or by mail

How do I apply to you?

Bachelor's degree (design courses in the fields of film, games, media)

Since your creative aptitude for the bachelor's programs is paramount, we need from you:

  • A portfolio with personal work samples
  • University entrance qualification (baccalaureate or specialized baccalaureate)*
  • Formal documents (contact our student advisory service)

Management Programs in the fields of Fashion & Media

Here you convince us with:

  • A Letter of Motivation in English (one DIN A4 page is sufficient)
  • University entrance qualification (Abitur or Fachabitur)*
  • Formal documents (contact our student advisory service)

Master Programs

For the Master's programs we require:

  • The Bachelor's certificate, which ideally shows 210 ECTS*.
  • Letter of Motivation in English (two DIN A 4 pages)

*If you have not received your certificates yet, you can submit them later. For Master's programs: If you have less than 210 ECTS, you can make up the missing ECTS at mdh, e.g. in the form of Micro-Degrees.

Tip: Contact our student advisory service before you apply.

Is there a numerus clausus?

There is not. Convince us with your individual application! The student advisory service can give you all the information you need.

Can I submit my certificates later?

You do not need to submit your diploma with your application, as long as you submit it by the time you enroll. You can also apply with your last interim report card.

What should a portfolio look like?

There are no limits to your creativity. You can draw, paint, photograph or even submit digital work. At the end, put the whole thing into a nice shape with a little structure and send us the portfolio digitally as a PDF file (max. 12 MB). At the end of the portfolio should be your Declaration of Originality. We would like to invite you to a personal portfolio coaching, give you tips and help you to your successful application. Just contact us. And last but not least, don't forget to have fun and let your creativity run free!

Are there language requirements?

Yes, you need to have English language proficiency. The following are accepted proofs of English proficiency: TOEFL IPT: 543, TOEFL IBT: 74, IELTS (Academic): 6, Cambridge FCE: B2, PTE Academic: 59, IB Diploma: English A or B at HL or SL, BI 'English Language Proficiency Exam': PASS. We also accept Duolingo.

Questions about studying at mdh

Is mdh a state-recognized university?

Yes! We are state-recognized and therefore all our study programs are also eligible for BAföG.

How large are the groups in the individual study programs?

You can look forward to small groups with a maximum of 24 participants!

How long does the study program take?

You study 7 semesters in the Bachelor and 3 semesters in the Master.

When are lecture-free periods (semester breaks)?

4 weeks each in March and September. And of course over Christmas and New Year's Eve.

In what form do the classes take place?

Our proximity also characterizes our teaching. We offer small seminar groups (classes) and thus an individual and personal contact with the instructors. We teach one module per day, so you get deep insights, have time to understand the theoretical content and your flow is not interrupted in practical work. The whole schedule is fixed for one semester in advance, so that you can plan your studies and private life harmoniously. Currently, the lessons are in presence and partly digital.

What technology awaits me on campus?

Since it is very important to us that you have all the necessary tools at your disposal, our campus is equipped with modern facilities.

How do international students start their studies?

We offer a free welcome package, which includes a one-month German language course before the start of the studies and a welcome package for the first orientation. 

In addition, there is the possibility to order an all-inclusive welcome package for 1.200€. The services can also be booked individually:

  • housing search: € 300,00
  • airport pick-up: € 150,00
  • arranging and processing, housing occupancy, pick up and transfer to your accommodation and then assist with the handover procedure: € 50,00
  • accompanied shopping and familiarisation with the city environment, 4 hours: € 50,00
  • registration as new resident, includes time to make an appointment, document preparation and escort: € 125,00
  • bank account handling, material collation and accompaniment: € 50,00
  • insurance processing: € 50,00
  • SIM card opening: € 50,00
  • various appointments (e.g.medical, technical etc.): € 50,00
  • escorted visa extensions: € 125,00
    • Service tracking: The above project will be followed up for a period of 3 months, during which time you can contact mdh teams during working hours to make an appointment to deal with any problems: € 200,00