1. Which Bachelor programmes are eligible for applying to this Master's programme?

Our Master‘s programme is an interdisciplinary study programme and therefore open to various study backgrounds. Currently, we have students with a background in the social sciences, architecture, urban planning, cartography, geography, building engineering, social work, ethnography and also history. However, it is important that your previous university degree qualifies you for a profession in a spatial planning discipline. Therefore, it is one of the prerequisites that applicants for the Master‘s programme should have studied „space-related“ subjects. This means that previous experiences in topics related to urban studies in general, such as urban research, urban sociology, housing research, mobility and infrastructures, human geography, or architecture and urban design, are beneficial for a successful admission.You can find out more about the study programme and a detailed description of the various modules of the MSc European Urban Studies here.

2. What are the criteria for language proficiency?

The Master‘s programme European Urban Studies is an English-taught programme. All compulsory courses, as well as most elective seminars are held in English. The proof according to CEFR-B2 (minimum) can be a TOEFL-test, Cambridge Certificate, (First Certificate FCE), Grade C, IELTS, Band 6,0 (it means 6 or more) or any Certificate with CEFR-B2. Apart from a language certificate, we also consider proof issued by your faculty confirming that your entire Bachelor's study was conducted in English and that you demonstrated English proficiency throughout the programme.

3. Do I need a high score to apply for this programme?

The overall grade of the first university degree is converted into points. In the application assessment, the highest achievable points by grade are 60. The letter of motivation counts in total as 40 points in the overall application assessment. Depending on the quality of and your personal skills outlined in your letter of motivation, you can reach the minimum required 80 points out of 100 points to be assigned in the selection process. You can have a look at the study regulation from 2018 for an orientation about the detailed requirements and assessment criteria here.

4. How important is portfolio in the application process?

While a portfolio is an optional component in the application package, the motivation letter and essay carry greater importance and take precedence over the portfolio in the evaluation process.

5. Is it possible to obtain a scholarship, and what other options are available to finance my studies?

We don´t provide any financing opportunities. An exception is your research mobility in the 3rd semester, where we offer support with ERASMUS scholarships. You can find some information about fees here, and scholarships that university offers during the studies here.

6. How long is the letter of acceptance valid?

It is valid for 2 academic years, so if you got accepted in July 2023, you can enrol in October, 2023 or in October, 2024.

7. Is it possible to start the study in the summer semester (March)

No, for M.Sc. EUS you can enrol and start your study only in the winter semester, so only in October.

8. When will the results of the selection process be announced?

Typically, the results are announced between the middle and the end of July.

9. Can there be a delay in the application process?

The documents of non-EU students are being collected and processed by the third party (uni-assist), which can take time, so we recommend applying earlier than one week before the deadline.