Integrated Design Researchinternational course, part time, full time, International degree

  • Master of Arts


  • 3 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Köln


  • January 2025 (Germans and inhabitants)

    January 2025 (EU), January 2025 (Non-EU)
    Please enquire

Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Summer Semester only

Area of study

Communication Design

Target group

If you would like to study with highly motivated, independent young professionals from around the world and have the opportunity to dive into a design-related topic with a holistic approach to design, we encourage you to apply! The Master's degree programme is extremely demanding and benefits very much from peer learning. Therefore, you will be asked for some information about yourself and your study plan. Your application documents should be submitted in English.


Application deadline: 01.10. Part-time: 4 semesters Full time: 2 semesters

Admission modus

Without admission restriction

Admission requirements (Link)

Area of study

Partner institution: Tongji University Shanghai in People's Republic of China (International degree: Master of Arts (M.A.))

Admission requirements

Please hand in an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae. Please communicate in a motivation letter why you want to study the graduate program »Integrated Design«, why in Germany and why at KISD. Please send us at least one recommendation letter either from academic or from professional institutions/organizations. The author should also act as a personal referee in case we need more information about you. We recommend that you update and adapt your existing portfolio for the assessment. Choose projects and experiences that give a good overview both of your fields of interest and your design/design-related experience and qualifications. Works can come from academic, professional, or free projects.

Lecture period
  • 01.04.2024 - 26.07.2024
  • 23.09.2024 - 07.02.2025

Application deadlines

Summer semester (2024)

Tuition fee

Please note that the semester fee at the TH Cologne changes slightly each semester.

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service