Admission takes place twice a year. In exceptional cases such as mitigating circumstances, particular job situation etc. a special appointment can be arranged upon request. Questions and inquiries about the admission process can be directed to Mrs. Nathalie Bahala.

How to apply

  • Step 1: Registration for the admission procedure. Please follow the link: Online-registration
  • Step 2: After completion of the online-registration we will review your dossier and invite you to submit a personal portfolio and a letter of motivation in electronic form.
  • Step 3: Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. The interview is part of the overall assessment.

Dates and deadlines

  • Application deadline: 15 March 2019

  • Late application deadline: 15 July 2019

Start of studies is mid September 2019. Further information on the admission procedure can be found under admission and application in the menu item 'Dates for admissions for Master of Arts degrees in 2019' and during the online-registration.


Prospectus 2019/20 of the FHNW Academy of Art and Design (prospectus currently in German only)