1. Qualification for admission to higher education
This qualification can either be the entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or any other equivalent qualification, such as A-levels (Abitur). In order to prove their "Fachhochschulreife", applicants should present a school certificate that attests the "Fachhochschulreife" or an equivalent qualification.
Special rules apply to applicants whose qualifications are based on vocational education (who do not have the "Fachhochschulreife").
2. Work placement
3. Artistic-creative aptitude test
Despite the drop in numbers of applicants across Germany, münster school of architecture has considerably more prospective students for the Architecture programme than places available, thanks to its good reputation.
For this reason, only applicants who have been selected in a personal interview and who have prepared a portfolio of their work can receive admission. The interview and portfolio give applicants the opportunity to gain an initial insight into the subject of Architecture, giving them the chance to reconsider their decision. In the interview, two professors and a student discuss the applicant's decision to study Architecture with him or her.
The artistic-creative aptitude test is an admission requirement, in addition to the general higher education entrance qualification (Allgemeine Hochschulreife) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife). The portfolio should contain 15-20 samples of work, at least four of which should explore a special theme.