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Global education

Our globally oriented programmes will give you the chance to learn in an international class through cross-border lectures as well as global projects. Bring your cultural skills to the next level by studying with students from over ninety countries!

High quality teaching

Our experienced lecturers have access to the newest teaching content, virtual teaching facilities and research from our university network, thus keeping you up to date in your chosen field. This will help you gain the competitive advantage you need.

Practical studies

You will gain valuable practical experience through the many projects with our corporate partners from the worlds of business, media, politics, NGOs, the arts and culture. You will benefit from the interdisciplinary cooperation of all faculties too.

Learning atmosphere

During your studies, you will continue to enjoy the merits of our well-established, informal study environment: small classes and experienced lecturers with many years of expertise will help you to achieve optimal learning success.

What’s special about us

The new way to study

You will gain key skills that will prepare you to excel in the digital job market of the future... in the most natural way. Our aim is for you to reach your personal and professional goals - anywhere in the world. Whatever your field of interest is, you will benefit from the interdisciplinary exchange at UE.

Career focus

With our Professional Competence Certificate (PCC) you will get the chance to present your development and extracurricular accomplishments in a compact format and to emphasise your professional qualities in job  applications.  PCC promotes key skills such as entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and team work.

Individual development

Students are encouraged to realise projects on their own initiative or to engage in extracurricular activities. They are awarded a special certificate in addition to their degree, which describes their development in core skills. This is yet another opportunity for UE students to differentiate themselves from other applicants in their job search.

Recognized excellence at our university

The university is accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities and the programmes are accredited by FIBAA and the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZevA).


U-Multirank has also recognised us as a global leader in international orientation and ranked us as one of the TOP 10 universities in business studies.

Each individual on our campus

Students, faculty, and staff: all of them make University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) special with their wonderful stories.

Unique: the UE Job promise

We believe in our first-class education and 93% of our graduates get a job offer within 12 months of graduation.

If you are not able to get a job offer in those 12 months after graduation, we offer you a top-up master's programme at UE, all free of charge.*

*T&C’s apply 

International approach

We are not just called the University of Europe, we live and breathe it! As a UE student, you not only have the opportunity to start or continue your studies at one of our German locations, we also have other locations in Amsterdam and Paris and more locations will follow. You have the freedom of choice and all options for an education according to your wishes.

A large UE student community

Benefit from UE as your university. With over 3000 students enrolled, you are not alone. Meet fellow students on campus, use our facilities for your projects and enjoy the nightlife with your fellow students in the cities where UE is located.

Why should you choose to study one of our Art and Design degrees?

Create your story. Inspire the world. Our goal is to support you to develop your own creative personality so that you can fulfill your individual potential.

How? By offering you programmes that do not restrict you by setting creative or geographical boundaries; by means of the particularly practical orientation, individual support, and international possibilities that go far beyond a semester abroad. All this thanks to partnerships with numerous prestigious design schools, companies, and well-known individuals in attractive cities all over the world.

Creativity knows no boundaries. Successful artists, designers, companies, and agencies work internationally and find their inspiration in all corners of the world. Intercultural exchange plays an important role in University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) as well. Together with the largest network of universities and our professional partners, not only Berlin, Hamburg, or Iserlohn will be your campus. Be part of a worldwide community and build a network that goes beyond continents!

What can you expect from us?

  • Connection to the university network Global University Systems.
  • Integrated semester abroad at one of our partner universities, such as NABA in Milan, Kingston University in London, OCAD University in Toronto, Canada, or Billy Blue College of Design in Australia.
  • Cross-border practical projects and lectures.
  • Study trips all over the world, for example photography workshops in New York City, India, Japan, and Finland, or a drawing and illustration trip to Italy.
  • Intercultural exchange with students and professors from around 50 countries on campus, especially in Berlin.
  • 100% English-language programmes.

We are excited about your ideas and impetuses, and so too are your future employers and clients. Design the new already during your studies in an environment where cooperation is written with a capital C. We invite you to try things out and make valuable contacts from the beginning.

Successful designers not only think creatively but also from an entrepreneurial point of view. So do our members of the faculty who are among the most distinguished representatives in their fields.

What can you expect from us?

  • Integrated internships and practical phases.
  • Experienced professors from the real world.
  • Active exchanges and real-case projects with renowned design schools or our many partners from the worlds of culture, design, and industry.
  • Learn in an environment that resembles your future workplace, for example, movie and photo studios, screen printing workshops*, animation* and green screen studios*.
  • Lectures and events by interesting professionals and partners from the industry, for example Todd Weinstein from New York.
  • The most up-to-date equipment rentals even after graduation.
  • Organizing of conferences, symposiums, and in-house exhibitions, such as the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) tour.
  • Active participation in contests, festivals, and events, such as Interfilm Festival and Festival of Lights.

The big names in the world of art and design leave their own imprint. They see the big picture and are familiar in different modes of expression. They look for fresh impetuses and inspire others with their ideas.

Our graduates have successfully founded their companies or work in well-known agencies and in the industry. And they are distinguished by awards, for example  the Felix Schoeller Photo Award and vfg-Nachwuchsförderpreis (Young Talent Award).

We assist you to develop your own design language and to lay the foundations for you to write your success stories in the future.

What can you expect from us?

  • Individual supervision and trust-based cooperation with professors from the real world.
  • Small learning groups and semester classes inviting questions, requests, and ideas.
  • Interdisciplinary choice of elective subjects from all other University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) programmes, allowing you to experiment and broaden your base.
  • Support from the International Office before and during your semester abroad.

A good design is now an important driver of innovation in modern economy. Products are becoming increasingly indistinguishable in their functions, and it is the design that determines whether the consumer is convinced to purchase or use a product. We prepare you for this exciting role. And we are keeping up with the times, by constantly adapting our selection of programmes and their content to meet the needs of the creative industry of tomorrow. So you learn today what will be in demand tomorrow.

What can you expect from us?

  • Close cooperation with other renowned design schools and partners from the industry, arts, and culture worldwide to develop our programmes.
  • Learning with modern and practical equipment.
  • State-accreditation as a private university by the Berlin Senate and the Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat).
  • Globally recognized degrees (B.A. / M.A.), accredited and with quality certification by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (ZeVA)

Why should you choose to study one of our business related degrees?

At University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) we want to help you develop into an inspiring leadership personality and to give full expression to your individual creative potential.
How? By opening doors for you and offering an innovative curriculum that sets no boundaries for you in terms of either content or geography – using a particularly practical orientation, individual fostering, and international opportunities that go well beyond a semester abroad. University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) was selected as one of the 25 best internationally oriented universities worldwide (*U-Multirank 2016).

In the business world, national borders have long been a thing of the past – as they have been at University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE). You become part of a worldwide community and work with students, professors, and partners from all over the world. And quite aside from this, interesting job opportunities and exciting projects await you!

What can you expect from us?

  • Integrated semesters abroad at our partner universities worldwide
  • Internship projects and lectures with fellow students from other countries and renowned international partners
  • 100% English-language programmes or German programmes with portions in the English language
  • Double degree in the study programme ISEM with the Real Madrid Graduate School
  • Multicultural campus, particularly in Berlin

Learning by doing: At University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) you gain practical experience and make valuable contacts right from the beginning. We are eager to hear your ideas – as are your future employers too. Discover your inner entrepreneur and get to work. In an environment where great emphasis is placed on cooperation. This is how your career is already beginning, without you even noticing it. 

What can you expect from us?

  • Integrated internships and traineeships
  • Experienced professors, lecturers, and visiting lecturers with many years of experience in private enterprise
  • Projects with more than 600 collaborating partners from commerce, the media, sports, and culture
  • Assistance in student-led resorts, e.g. in the field of marketing, consulting, or social issues, in which you work on innovative solutions for customers
  • Entrepreneurial institutions such as a start-up workshop on the Berlin campus
  • State-of-the-art, hands-on equipment, e.g. TV studio, radio studio, Mac pools, lectures and events with successful personalities and partners from the real world

Successful leadership personalities excel in more than pure expertise. They know what their passions are and make them into their profession, providing new impetuses and ideas that are contagious.

Our graduates have founded their own companies or work in positions of leadership in companies in the fields of commerce, communication media, culture, and sports, such as Nike, Porsche, RTL, and the German Soccer League.

We help you to forge your individual talents and use these to lay the foundation for writing your own success story.

What can you expect from us?

  • Individual monitoring and close cooperation with the faculty
  • Small study groups
  • Promotion of social and interdisciplinary competencies such as leadership and management
  • Personal career planning through the Career Center
  • Support from the International Office before and during your semester abroad
  • Wide selection of optional areas of specialisation

University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) keeps up with the times. We regularly offer new, future-oriented courses and we adapt existing study programmes to prepare you for the needs of tomorrow’s work environment. This means that you learn today what will be in demand tomorrow.

What distinguishes us?

  • Close cooperation with our partners in the development of innovative programmes (e.g. Entrepreneurial Economics, Alba Berlin College)
  • University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is in the leading group of German universities for applied research.
  • Accredited and quality-tested programmes: In 2014/2015, our university again received institutional accreditation from the German Council of Science and Humanities for the maximum period of ten years. In addition, our programms also carry the FIBAA Quality Seal.

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