Application Integrated Urban Development and Design (IUDD): Reflective Urban Practice (M.Sc.)

Im Zuge der Reakkreditierung der Studiengänge European Urban Studies und Advanced Urbanism erfolgten seit dem 1. Oktober 2018 strukturelle und inhaltliche Änderungen:  Der frühere Studiengang "Europäische Urbanistik“ wird nun mit stärkerer Praxis- und Entwurfsausrichtung und mit dem Praxissemester der Modellprojekte unter dem Namen "Integrated Urban Development und Design" (IUDD)  am bauhaus.institut für experimentelle architektur (ifex) angeboten. Ebenso das Doppelabschlussprogramm "Advanced Urbanism". Unter dem Namen "European Urban Studies" wird ab Oktober 2018 am Institut für Europäische Urbanistik (IfEU) ein forschungs- und theorieorientierter Studiengang angeboten. 

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 the study Programme »Reflective Urban Practice« (M.Sc.) in the study course »Integrated Urban Development and Design« for winter semester starting October 2019 for applicants having the citizenship status of European Union including Switzerland is 25th June 2019 (latest date for postal recipience in Weimar).

The application deadline for »Reflective Urban Practice« (M.Sc.) in the study course »Integrated Urban Development and Design« for winter semester starting October 2019 for non-EU students is 15th May 2019 (deadline for printed and online-material to be received by that date at Uni-Assist):   


Please note the Application Procedure as follows : 

Applicants from the European Union including Switzerland are applying through https://weimar.gomovein.com/locallogin/5873933e547cd0744f8b4567/deu

Since April 15, 2015 non-EU applicants apply through uni-assist. Find more information on the new application procedure below.   

Dear applicants,
thank you very much for you interest and your application for our study programme Integrated Urban Development and Design (IUDD). The qualification assessment of applicants will take place between end of June and end of July. Due to the large number, applicants are required to not contact us about the status of your application. We will not be able to give you any answer before final decisions are made. If your application was considered positively, you will receive an official admission letter from the university soon after. This document enables you to conduct all the administrative affairs such as visa-issues etc. And it is the precondition in order to enrol to the University for your Master Programme. Applicants who will not be successful with their application will also be informed.
As said, you will be contacted from our side, when the selections of students have been made.

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 a foreign 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, cultural studies and other disciplines relevant to the natural and built environment. In case of doubt, the examination board decides on the eligibility according to the specific 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 online (no hardcopies needed for the application process):
 

  1. Completed online-application form (access online-portal here, the portal will be opening for applications in the second week of April)
     
  2. Your letter of motivation   | 1 page |  signed
     
  3. 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. We appreciate portfolios that do not exceed 6 MB.

  4. Certificate of qualification for university entrance | certified copy

  5. 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

  6. Proof of English language proficiency according to B2 (minimum) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages : 
    TOEFL-test, minimum 80 points (internet based)
    Cambridge Certificate, (First Certificate FCE), Grade C
    IELTS, Band 6,0
    or others according CEFR B2.
    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

  7. In addition, and voluntarily, you are encouraged to write and reflect on urban matters by submitting a small essay about one chapter of a book/author related to urbanism and your reflections on this book/author (800 words maximum).
  8. Your CV
    You are free to chose the style of CV.
  9. You are free to add additional documents like recommendation letters, work references, etc. 

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 a foreign 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, cultural studies and other disciplines relevant to the natural and built environment. In case of doubt, the examination board decides on the eligibility according to the specific 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. Please follow the checklist of Uni-Assist and consider that certified documents like diploma and certificates have to be sent by post to Uni-Assist.

  1. Your letter of motivation | 1 page | 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 according to B2 (minimum) of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages
    TOEFL-test, minimum 80 points (internet based)
    Cambridge Certificate, (First Certificate FCE), Grade C
    IELTS, Band 6,0
    or others according CEFR B2.
    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
    You are free to choose the style of CV.
  7. You are also free to add additional documents 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 about one chapter of a book/author related to urbanism 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 »Reflective Urban Practice« in the master's course »Integrated Urban Devlopment and Design IUDD (M.Sc.)«, you can now proceed to apply through uni-assist. The platform will be opening for applications on the 1st of December.

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 Master's course programme »Integrated Urban Development and Design IUDD (M.Sc.)« and the sub-programme »Reflective Urban Practice«.

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 choosen 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 »Reflective Urban Practice (M.Sc.)« for the winter semester starting October 2020 for non-EU students is 15th May 2019.  This means that all material has to be arrived at Uni-Assist until that date at latest! It is recommended to apply earlier for a smooth process! The platform will be opening for applications on the 1st of December 2019. 

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

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.
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 semester.

The following website gives some additional information that are relevant about studying in Weimar if you come from abroad and if your application has been successful: https://www.uni-weimar.de/en/university/international/to-weimar/preparing-your-stay/

Admission and Further Steps

After successful application and admission

You will be informed on the results of the eligibility assessment the latest end of June. 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 the assessment of applications.

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 to enroll to the University for your Master Programme. Only after having enrolled, you actually become a student of the programme. Further information is available here . It is only possible to start your studies in winter term.