On this page, you can find a summary of frequently asked questions regarding the aptitude test for the study course "Design Engineer" at the faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology.

These questions do not replace the legally binding regulations of the aptitude test.

In case of doubt, please contact the Examinations Board.


Where do I register for the aptitude test and until when is it possible?

The exam takes place digitally and is offered once a year. You can register for the next exam until May 31, 2021.

Please use the online form on the department's website.

Before the exam date, you will receive an invitation to the exam with all details by e-mail.


I already passed an aptitude test at another design college. Is this recognised?

In general, recognition is possible. However, the decision on this is made in each individual case by the examination committee for the aptitude test. Please contact the chairperson of the examination board, Prof. Bendt, with a corresponding request and the documents.

Email: design-07@hs-niederrhein.de



I did not pass the aptitude test - what can I do now?

In addition to the fact that you can, as in all examinations, lodge an appeal against the grading (in writing, justified), the aptitude test can be carried out three times each for the fields of study "Fashion" and "Textile". A renewed registration for the next exam is required.



Retaking the Test

I did not pass the test. When can I retake it? How many dates are offered per year?

Generally, the aptitude test is carried out once a year. You can find the date for the next exam on our department website.


What if I cannot show up on the exam day because I am ill? Do I get the opportunity to retake the test at a later date or can I hand in a folder instead?

To put it bluntly: then you are really unlucky.
There are no "resits" for such cases and also a kind "compensation" howsoever is not possible.

What if I get sick during the exam?

If you go to see a doctor and bring a medical certificate, the attendance is not considered an attempt. Otherwise, the participation counts as a failed attempt!
In both cases you can only retake the aptitude test in the next year.


Identical Tests

Is the aptitude test for the "Textile" field of study the same as the one for the "Fashion" field of study?

No! Parts of the tasks may be the identical, but in any case a separate grading of the examination results will be carried out. It is, therefore, not possible to register for both examination options simultaneously. A later change of the field of study usually requires a re-examination in the particular field.


How and when do I get the results of my aptitude test?

You will be informed about the results of your aptitude test automatically and in writing by the faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology. Please refrain from calling us! We do our best to complete the grading of the tests within a few weeks.


Can I check the results of the aptitude test on the Internet?

No! The results will be communicated to you in writing.


Multiple Applications

Can I register for the aptitude test and at the same time apply for another study course (for example Textile and Clothing Technology)?

Generally, this is possible. An application for another study course is, however, only possible at the student office in Krefeld and cannot be carried together with the registration for the aptitude test at the Dean's Office of the faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology.



How long does a successful aptitude test remain valid?

The regulations in §9 clearly state that a passed aptitude test is usually valid for three subsequent enrollment periods.

Exceptions thereof can only be made in exceptional cases.



I registered in Krefeld for the study course Design Engineering and now passed the aptitude test - do I have to register again?

Generally, you cannot enroll without submitting the certificate of the passed aptitude test! If you have already applied for a place to study in the degree programme "Design Engineering" at the student office in Krefeld, the application stays inactive until you submit the above-mentioned certificate. There is no direct transfer of the test results from the faculty to the student office in Krefeld, the results are only communicated to you personally.

The written notification about the results of your aptitude test will be sent automatically by the faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology. Therefore, please refrain from calling us regarding this matter!


Is the registration for the aptitude test sufficient or do I need to register for the study course separately?

To participate in the aptitude test, please register at the Dean's Office of the faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology.
In addition, you must register and enroll at the student office in Krefeld for admission to the study course after you successfully passed the aptitude test.


Changing the Degree Programme

If I passed the aptitude test, can I still change the degree programme later?

Yes! However, existing admission restrictions for other programmes (e.g. Numerus Clausus) have to be observed.