As a user experience (UX) designer, your goal is to make interaction with technology more accessible, meaningful and pleasant for human users. Alternatively, as a user interface (UI) designer, you create the systems and artifacts which facilitate this interaction by employing a combination of visual, oral and haptic design solutions.
UX/UI designers straddle the disciplines of cognitive sciences, market research, emerging technologies, product development and design to create seamless experiences for mostly digital products, services and processes. They are curious about human behavior and how design can improve the tech experience for customers in an ever more complex world.
Studying UX/UI at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences will provide you with a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary education in one of the creative industries’ most relevant areas. You will acquire hands-on knowledge of your discipline through collaboration with industry partners and practical experiences. Our major/minor option will allow you to further tailor your professional profile by combining your core discipline with range of specializations options such as in creative computing or product management.
Our university focuses on your development. That's why we teach in small learning groups and in a friendly and personal atmosphere. We’ll oversee your individual development process and help you define your talents and strengths, while helping you develop your own visual signature. You will be taught by renowned lecturers from the industry and study at a campus that is located in a technical and creative surrounding.
The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is accredited by the state, has received multiple awards and is a worldwide leader among universities with an international approach. To apply, you need a high school diploma.
At our campuses, you'll study in small groups. That guarantees individual support and personal interaction with the lecturers. Our professors are successful experts in their businesses.
Besides the theory, our programmes contain project weeks and a variety of interdisciplinary seminars, which allow you to determine the focus of your studies. The University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) offers modern equipment.
Internships and/or a semester abroad is mandatory, and exciting excursions give you the chance to see New York, Iceland, Vietnam, Paris and other destinations, where you'll train your skills.
UX/UI design positions have been at the top of the job lists in the creative/tech industries for many years now but demand among employers is still rising, mainly due to the rapid acceleration of digital technologies, the increasing computerization of all aspects of our life and the ongoing transformation of companies to the Industry 4.0 era.
In interdisciplinary seminars, workshops, and study trips, you’ll expand your horizons.
Graduates from the UX/UI program will be equipped with the following competencies:
As a UX designer, you can work for startups, design agencies or large corporates, on a freelance basis or even remotely. Starting salaries in UX/UI are compensated at an average of 60.000€.
We put emphasis on internationality. That is why we were ranked among the top 25 performers in student mobility and international orientation worldwide (U-Multirank 2018). Our numerous international students come from all over the world to pursue a highly valued (state and ZEvA recognised) German degree that is entirely taught in English.
Germany, known as the country of innovators, is the perfect place to get your degree. Germany is a particularly safe and livable country with relatively low tuition fees and affordable living costs.
That's why we encourage international students to come here and study with us. You can apply with your national school degree now. We will then take a look at your application and guide you through the process.
As a private university, we are funded not by the state, but by tuition fees. For this reason, studying at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) costs more than at a public university. But it’s worth it: UE graduates meet essential requirements of careers in design, and this sets them apart from the graduates of many public universities.
All costs are included in the monthly tuition fee.
No additional costs will be incurred, such as a matriculation fee, exam fees, bachelor thesis fee or similar, as long as the course is completed within the standard study period.
The costs for the semester abroad are not included in these fees, as there are substantial differences depending on country and university.
We are happy to provide you with information on funding your studies and on any available scholarships. If you have any further questions, our Student Admissions Office can provide you with detailed information. Find out useful information on bachelor funding on this website.
You can apply a year in advance for your desired starting semester.
How to apply:
Once we have gone through your application and work samples, we can then evaluate whether you are suitable for studying at the UE. If yes, we will invite you to an interview.
Important: In the application phase, you must have already decided in which of our degree programmes you would like to study. However, please note that you may change programmes at a later time if desired.
Find out more about the entire application process.