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The language of instruction is English. Optional courses might be in German.

  • Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Admission semester: Winter semester only
  • Beginning: Winter semester – mid-September
  • Programme duration: Four semesters
  • Application deadline: 30 April
  • ECTS credits: 120
  • Course language: English
  • Course-related German language courses: Yes
  • Course-related English language courses: Yes
  • Tuition fees: No tuition fees
  • Enrolment fees Per semester: (Approximately) 250 EUR


Language requirements     

Knowledge of the English language, documented by one of the following tests or certificates, with the indicated minimum score or results:

  • At least seven years of English in school education, with, as a rule, a grade of at least satisfactory (C) in the last four half-year terms
  • TOEFL paper-based 550
  • TOEFL internet-based (ibt) 79-80
  • TOEFL computer-based 213
  • TOEIC 750
  • IELTS 6.5 – 7.0
  • Cambridge CPE/CAE pass

or proof of equivalent qualification


Academic requirements       

University entrance qualification or equivalent and a Bachelor’s or diploma degree, or, as an exception, another examination in a course of study with substantial engineering components (for example architecture, interior design, civil engineering, industrial construction engineering) and with a duration of at least six semesters


Where to apply  

The application is organised by the university application service for international students “uni-assist”. Therefore please upload your application to this website:



Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe
University of Applied Sciences
Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur
Emilienstraße 45
D-32756 Detmold


Arrival support

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