Application Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)

With our international Masters Programmes, established in 1999, we attract an international league of dedicated students with different cultural backgrounds and multiple perspectives on cities. We expect our applicants to be committed to further develop and exchange their knowledge while bringing a strong personal and professional interest into the field of urban studies in practice and theory.

Application Deadlines

The application deadline for "Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)" for the winter semester starting October 2017 for applicants from the European Union including Switzerland is 15th June 2017

The application deadline for "Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)" for the winter semester starting October 2017 for non-EU students is 15th May 2017

Changed Application Procedure
Please note that the application procedure for the Masters programme "Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)" has changed. Applications are processed directly by the Institute for European Urban Studies (IfEU) only for EU-applicants including Switzerland. Since April 15, 2015 non-EU applicants apply through uni-assist. Find more information on the new application procedure below.  

Application Procedure for EU Students (incl. Switzerland)

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Before you apply for the Masters programme, please check whether you fulfil the formal requirements for admission.
You are eligible to study the Masters programme if you

  • have obtained a university degree (or similar) from a German or an international University with at least 180 CP in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning / town planning, urban design, environmental planning, regional planning, civil engineering, geography, urban and architectural sociology, environmental sciences and other disciplines relevant to the natural and built environment. In case of doubt, the examination board determines upon qualification.  
  • can refer to a certain level of professional experience shown through adequate works samples, text-based and visual, as well as through sample from your previous studies. 
  • have an advanced level of English language skills.

Application Documents

Application Documents

In order to apply for admission to the programme, you need to hand in the following documents and material:

Please note that we will not be to send back any of these documents due to the number of applications. Therefore, hand in the documents only in the form required and only as certified copies never in the original version!

  1. Completed application form from aptitude test| printed and signed
  2. Completed form from online-application (access online-portal here)
    | printed and signed
  3. Your letter of motivation | printed and signed
  4. As part of your application you are requested to include a PDF file with at least three samples from your previous study or professional work (portfolio) ideally related to relevant fields of studies. The file may consist of samples including, but not limited to:
    - works from your previous or current studies (e.g. architectural or urban designs; visuals/text-based/text-supported, Masters or Bachelors thesis or seminar work etc., designs, writings, thesis)
    - works from internships
    - works from previous career
    - self-initiated projects
    - publications
    - volunteer work
    We appreciate a short description of the projects in the portfolio.
    If you include team work, please indicate your role and your contribution within the team. 
    Applicants with a background in design and related fields would usually upload their portfolio.
    Applicants from fields reliant on text work are asked to submit a short summary of 1-2 pages for each work sample. Do include graphs and images - if relevant. Please submit all samples in one single PDF file
    on a CD labelled with your last and first name. We appreciate portfolios that do not exceed 6 MB.
  5. Certificate of qualification for university entrance | certified copy
  6. University degree or similar qualification including all relevant study results (courses and grades) if they are not listed in the degree documents | certified copy, documents not in German or English need to be submitted in a certified translated version, in German or English
  7. Proof of English language proficiency:
    TOEFL-test, minimum 550 points (paper based), 213 points (computer based) or 79 points (internet based)
    Cambridge Certificate in advanced English, level C
    IELTS, Band 6.0
    UNIcert, level 3
    or similar.

    Exceptions are possible, if studies have been completed in English or foreign exchange studies in English speaking countries can be proven through documents | certified copy
  8. In addition, and voluntarily, you are encouraged to write and reflect on urban matters by submitting a small essay of one paragraph on a book/author related to urban studies and your reflections on this book/author (800 words maximum).

  9. CV

  10. You are free to add additional material like recommendation letters, work references, etc.

Please send all documents to the following address:

Institute for European Urban Studies
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Belvederer Allee 5
99425 Weimar
Germany

Admission and Further Steps

Admission and Further Steps

You will be informed of the results of your aptitude test no later than early August. Due to the high number of applications, you are kindly asked to please abstain from contacting us regarding the results. You will be informed as soon as the examination board has finished its work.

If your application was considered positively, you will soon after also receive the official admission letter from the university. This document enables you to conduct all the administrative affairs such as visa-issues etc. And it is the precondition in order for you to enroll at the university for your Masters programme. Only after having enrolled, can you actually become a student of the programme. Further information is available here. Applicants are considered for admission in the winter semester only.

Application Procedure for Non-EU Students

Prerequisites

Prerequisites

Before you apply for the Masters programme, please check whether you fulfil the formal requirements for admission.
You are eligible to study the Masters programme if you

  • have obtained a university degree (or similar) from a German or an international University with at least 180 CP in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning / town planning, urban design, environmental planning, regional planning, civil engineering, geography, urban and architectural sociology, environmental sciences and other disciplines relevant to the natural and built environment. In case of doubt, the examination board determines upon qualification.  
  • can refer to a certain level of professional experience shown through adequate works samples, text-based and visual, as well as through sample from your previous studies. 
  • have an advanced level of English language skills.

Application Documents

Application Documents

In order to apply for admission to the programme, you need to submit the following documents and material through Uni-Assist which you will first need to register for as it is explained in the paragraph "Application Procedure" which you find further down on this page.

  1. Your letter of motivation | signed 
  2. As part of your application you are requested to include a PDF file with at least three samples from your previous study or professional work (portfolio) ideally related to relevant fields of studies. The file may consist of samples including, but not limited to:
    - works from your previous or current studies (e.g. architectural or urban designs; visuals/text-based/text-supported, Masters or Bachelors thesis or seminar work etc., designs, writings, thesis)
    - works from internships
    - works from previous career
    - self-initiated projects
    - publications
    - volunteer work
    We appreciate a short description of the projects in the portfolio.
    If you include team work, please indicate your role and your contribution within the team. 
    Applicants with a background in design and related fields would usually upload their portfolio.
    Applicants from fields reliant on text work are asked to submit a short summary of 1-2 pages for each work sample. Do include graphs and images - if relevant. Please submit all samples in one single PDF file
    labelled with your last and first name through Uni-Assist. We appreciate portfolios that do not exceed 6 MB.
  3. Certificate of qualification for university entrance | certified copy
  4. University degree or similar qualifications including all relevant study results (courses and grades) if they are not listed in the degree documents | certified copy, documents not in German or English need to be submitted in a certified translated version, in German or English
  5. Proof of English language proficiency:
    TOEFL-test, minimum 550 points (paper based), 213 points (computer based) or 79 points (internet based)
    Cambridge Certificate in advanced English, level C
    IELTS, Band 6.0
    UNIcert, level 3
    or similar.
    Exceptions are possible, if studies have been completed in English or foreign exchange studies in English speaking countries can be proven through documents | certified copy
  6. Your CV
  7. You are free to add additional material like recommendation letters, work references, etc.
  8. In addition, and voluntarily, you are encouraged to write and reflect on urban matters by submitting a small essay of one paragraph on a book/author related to urban studies and your reflections on this book/author (800 words maximum).

Application Procedure

Once you have made sure that you fulfil the prerequisites and are eligible to apply to the Masters programme "Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)", you can now proceed to apply through uni-assist.

Registration

In order to start the application process go to the following link to register with uni-assit.

https://www.uni-assist.de/online/?lang=en

You will be asked to provide your personal information and to create an account for further use. Once you have entered all information you will be sent a link that will activate your account.

Login & Further Information

As you activate your account, you'll be asked to enter further details. With that step taken, you will then be able to search for the Masters programme "Advanced Urban Studies (M.Sc.)".

Study Offers

This search mask allows you to narrow down your search for the Masters programme you wish to apply for. Enter for example the name of the university and choose "Master" as the degree you wish to obtain.

Create Application

Once you have chosen the right programme, it is time to create your application. In order to do so, you will be asked further questions. After you have uploaded all necessary documents, you are then asked to print off your form and to submit it online.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for "Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)" for the winter semester starting October 2017 for non-EU students is 15th May 2017

https://www.uni-assist.de/online/?lang=en

Applicants from China

For applicants from China

For applicants from China

Applicants from China wishing to apply for the Masters programme "Advanced Urbanism (M.Sc.)" are required to apply directly to Tongji University in Shanghai for the Advanced Urbanism programme as offered there.


Applicants from China for the Masters Programme EU
Prior to applying, all application documents must be subject to review of the Office for Academic Evaluation (Akademische Prüfstelle), where you are also required to partake in an interview. Following this procedure, please send us your application including the original certificate from the Office for Academic Evaluation .

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Department of Cultural Affairs, Akademische Prüfstelle
Landmark Tower 2, Office 0311
8 North Dongsanhuan Road
Chaoyang District, 100004 BEIJING
VR CHINA
Tel.: 0086 - 10 - 6590 7138
Fax: 0086 - 10 - 6590 7140
www.deutschebotschaft-china.org
kuaps[at]163bj.comT

Further Information
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Institut für Europäische Urbanistik 
Dr. Dominique Fliegler
D-99425 Weimar
Tel.: + 49 (0)3643 - 582652
Fax: + 49 (0)3643 - 582642
E-Mail: urbanistik[at]archit.uni-weimar.de

   

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

There are no tuition fees but a semester contribution of approx. 160 EUR per semester which also covers the usage of public transport in Weimar, Erfurt, Jena and local trains in nearly all of Thuringia.

For the exchange semesters (3rd and 4th semester) students are required to pay a handling fee of a total of 2,000 EUR and a reduced semester fee of approximately 65 EUR. Further information on the semester contribution are available here.

As usual in any studies, additionally, some modules like the study project may require students to cover costs for excursions or a study trip (travel and overnight stay) during the semesters.