On the following page, you will find any information about the application as a »Career Changer«.

To apply via »Career Changer« at KISD, you have to be enrolled at university or poly tech for at least three semesters and want to change subject or location. You will have to submit proof of your current status (a list of required documents is provided below). Furthermore, a qualification test related to the degree has to be passed. For this particular design enrolment condition there is a separate application procedure. The entrance tests take place twice a year. If you have further questions concerning the application, please contact us.

After sending the application documents to KISD you will be informed about the next dates for the colloquium by the application commitee.

The requirements for this application are:

  • brief application letter
  • short curriculum vitae (also stating your nationality)
  • statement in writing on your motivation to study at the Köln International School of Design
  • copy of advanced technical college certificate, or similar qualification
  • proof of internships or work experience – if present
  • exemplified copies of proof of academic achievements
  • enrollment receipt with statement of current semester
  • exemplary works (four to five) from your current study or profession

Please send your application to:

Köln International School of Design
»Application – Career Changer«
Ubierring 40
50678 Köln

Assessment of German language skills

Applicants, who have not acquired their university entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution, must prove they have sufficient knowledge of the German language, as required for program. A German language exam is required for university admission (Deutschen Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang, DSH).

For the BA in Integrated Design, a CEFR score level of B1 is sufficient. If you do not provide a certificate of the DHS, you may take an external German language exam for university admission.

Scholarships and fundings

On www.daad.de, you find information about scholarships and fundings.

Closing date for sending in the application documents to apply for the next summer term (the postmark is valid): 15 December

Closing date for sending in the application documents to apply for the next winter term (the postmark is valid): 15 June

Please send your application to the following:

Köln International School of Design
»Application – Career Changer«
Ubierring 40
50678 Köln