Unsere beiden Bachelor-Studiengänge Architektur und Urbanistik liefern das grundständige Rüstzeug für Ihren Einstieg in den Beruf.

And after my bachelor study?

Architectural studies are interdisciplinary and take place alongside the discourseand cultures of the neighbouring disciplines of art, design and planning.

In the Bachelor of Architecture study course, renowned professors in the field communicate analytical, creative and constructional aspects of architecture. The bachelor course comprises lectures and coursework that provide a theoretical and practical foundation in the principal areas of architecture, equipping you with knowledge and skills for design and presentation, construction and technology,and the theory and history of architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture.

A speciality of the complex field of architectural studies in Weimar is the pronounced emphasis on design-oriented work: real tasks and interdisciplinary experiments form the basis for developing bold and innovative ideas under the watchful supervision and guidance of the professors and their design tutors. Research-oriented work within the design projects prepares you for the more strongly research-oriented work of the Master’s degree programmes. 

The B.Sc. Architecture is in German language.

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What does the programme offer?

What does the programme offer?

The Bachelor of Architecture study course is divided into three successive years that build on each other. After a two-week introductory course in the first semester, all students follow a curriculum that focuses on a specific central theme each year. This is reflected in the content of the core modules:

The first year of study communicates basic design and presentation skills along with the fundamental principles of architectural design. Accompanying lectures provide a basic theoretical foundation for the following two years.

In the second year, design and construction and urban design are the main areas of focus.

In the third year, students can spend one semester in a partner university in Germany or abroad, or a period in professional practice, supported by tutors and exchange programmes. The final core module can be chosen freely from the range of projects offered by the departments.

In the sixth and final semester, students complete and present a Bachelor Thesis to be undertaken alongside the core module. Accompanying lectures and seminars supplement the coursework and provide related background knowledge on the topics of the core modules. The Bachelor Thesis provides an opportunity to independently examine an aspect of one of the core modules from Bachelor studies in greater detail. Students can elect to undertake a theoretical or scientific analysis of one of the core modules or to elaborate on design-specific details. If desired, the final thesis can also focus on a topic not covered in the core modules.

The standard duration of studies for the undergraduate Bachelor of Architecture study programme is six semesters. After completion and defence of the Bachelor degree, the Faculty of Architecture awards the student the academic degree of »Bachelor of Science« (B. Sc.).

Application

How do I apply for admission to the bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture?

To gain admission to the bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture, candidates must have a general university entrance qualification or equivalent certificate (e.g. high school diploma, A-levels, etc.). Candidates must also pass a two-part aptitude assessment test administered by the university to ensure that the candidate possesses specific academic skills required for the study of Architecture. In addition to considering the average grade of your university entrance qualification, the admissions board evaluates your creative ability, constructive comprehension, artistic skills and spatial cognition – in short, the admissions board assesses your personal, subject-specific qualification for study.

We recommend that applicants complete an architecture-related internship of up to 12 weeks before applying. Such internships have a positive effect on the evaluation of the aptitude assessment test.

Candidates may only apply for enrolment in the winter semester.

Please consider that the B.Sc. Architecture is in German language. A proof of sufficient language proficiency for university study in Germany (DSH-2 or TestDaF TDN 4) will be required.

Application to participate in the aptitude assessment test

Please include the following with your application:

  • Your solution to the questions which assess creative ability and constructive comprehension (download your test here)
  • The online application form, completed and signed
  • CV in tabular form with photo
  • Letter of motivation, max. 1 page (DIN A4), describing your academic and professional goals
  • Certified copy of your university entrance qualification (translated in German)
  • Details regarding your prior education, particularly any preparation you have made for university study (in list form with certificates/references if possible; no portfolios please!)
  • For international applicants: Proof of sufficient language proficiency for university study in Germany (DSH-2 or TestDaF TDN 4)
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope (size DIN A4)

Submissions by fax or e-mail are not accepted.  

Please send all required application materials by post to:

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Dekanat der Fakultät Architektur
-Bachelor Architektur-
D-99421 Weimar (Germany)

Application deadline

The application deadline for participation in the next aptitude assessment test is 15 July, which means the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar must receive all of your documents by 15 July at the latest, regardless of the postmark.

Aptitude assessment procedures

The two-part aptitude assessment test is comprised of the general university entrance qualification and an examination of the candidate’s subject-specific aptitude. Candidates fulfil the subject-specific prerequisites by attaining a total score of 60 out of 100 possible points. The candidates must achieve more than 35 points in the first part of the test to be allowed to participate in the second part.

Part 1

Candidates are only eligible for the aptitude assessment test if all the application documents are complete and submitted on time. Therefore, please apply early! In this first part, candidates are assessed as follows: 

  • Average mark of the university entrance examination worth 51 %
  • Application letter, letter of motivation and CV worth 4 %
  • Subject-specific professional training or practical experience worth 5 %
  • Your solution to the questions which assess creative ability and constructive comprehension worth 15 %

Part 2

The second part of the aptitude assessment test takes place in Weimar sometime during the second half of July. Your physical presence is necessary to participate. Shortly after passing the first part of the test, you will be invited to Weimar to take the second part in the final weeks of July. At this session, the candidates are assessed as follows:

  • Assessment of artistic ability and spatial cognition worth 15 % (the test questions are provided at the beginning of the test)
  • Personal interview about your career outlook and personal professional qualifications worth 10 %

In cases of hardship or unusual circumstances, an alternative test date or test question can be arranged.
Candidates, who do not reside in Germany, can request to have the test questions sent by e-mail to them, which must be completed and returned by a certain date.

Enrolment

Students may only enrol in the bachelor’s degree programme in Architecture after passing the aptitude assessment test. The assessment results are sent to the candidates shortly after the second part of the test is completed. The assessments are valid for two academic years, i.e. the academic year for which the candidate has applied for enrolment and the year thereafter.

If you have passed the aptitude assessment test, please send the following documents to the Student Office:

  • Notification confirming that you have passed the aptitude assessment test
  • Confirmation of valid health insurance cover along with the corresponding registration form from the health insurance provider
  • Copy of transfer statement confirming payment of the semester contribution
  • Confirmation of de-registration if you have already commenced study at another university

Address:

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Studierendenbüro
Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 15
99423 Weimar

Enrolment deadline
The enrolment period ends on 30 September each year. After you have officially enrolled, the Student Office will send you a package of relevant information and study materials. For more information about enrolment, click
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And after my bachelor study?

And after my bachelor study?

During your studies for the Bachelor of Science in Architecture, you will learn to draw up architectural designs, concepts and studies. Through practical work in the field and in the context of architectural offices you will gain an insight into the responsibilities of the architect for the environment and society and with respect to history and the client. As part of your studies, you will also learn how to apply your basic knowledge to other fields such as public relations, the social sciences and art.

If you are interested in continuing your education with a more in-depth qualification, your bachelor’s degree enables you to embark on a Master’s degree programme leading to a further or vocational qualification. According to the rules of the German Federal Chamber of Architects, graduates are entitled to enrol in the registry of architects and to bear the professional designation as an architect only after successfully completing a relevant Master’s degree and demonstrating sufficient practical experience (typically two years). An ideal means of obtaining this qualification is to continue your studies with our consecutive Master’s Degree in Architecture.

And after my bachelor study?

Are you interested in the relationship between the planning of our environment
and society? Do you wonder how landscape conservation can be combined with
the interests of economic development? Or are you interested in finding answers to social and environmental issues concerning the quality of life in cities in Europe and around the world? If so, then come and study in Weimar.
A key aspect of the study courses in Urban Planning is the intensive supervision
and tutoring provided by our colleagues from the fields of architecture and urban design and planning. Our close connections to the renowned architectural courses at our faculty offer future urban designers a solid grounding in the assessment of built and spatial structures and a schooled eye for aspects of design.

A further key quality of the Bachelors of Science in Urban Planning is its university-level academic standard, which introduces students to the practiceof research. The academic character of the course means that students are well placed for finding qualified and stimulating work in the job market and in professional practice. Graduates may take up a position in the profession or elect to continue their studies in the consecutive Master’s study programme in Urban Studies or one of the other postgraduate degree courses on offer, which can in turn be followed by one of our Ph. D. programmes.

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What does the programme offer?

What does the study programme offer?

The study course is predominantly project-based with a strong emphasis on social and planning sciences and the architectural and spatial skills required by town planners. Alongside the planning project, the core module, a mix of parallel compulsory and elective modules communicate a fundamental background in the social sciences, design and planning policy. The study course has three main pillars: a strong basis in the social sciences, the architectural design of the built environment and an international orientation.

The course covers a breadth of topics required for the planning professions. The standard duration of this complex qualification is therefore eight semesters.

The core subject areas introduce students to the dimensions of social action required for practicing in the field and that are essential for relevant academic research:

_ town planning and socio-scientific urban research
_ theory, history and politics of the city and planning
_ urban design, housing and urban conservation
_ economics and technical infrastructure of spatial planning

All coursework is conducted in German. In the sixth semester, students spend a period abroad studying at a partner university or working with a practice partner. Students from abroad can spend this semester studying at another university in Germany.

In addition, before beginning the final thesis, students are required to complete 10 weeks of practical experience in Germany. This period gives students an opportunity to examine the German planning culture first-hand and students are expected to apply what they have learned in projects of their own. We recommend placements with planning authorities at an urban or regional level or comparable institutions as well as in public or non-public planning areas, for example in commercial planning offices, non-government organisations or research institutes.

After completion and defence of the final thesis the Faculty of Architecture awards students the qualification of »Bachelor of Science« (B. Sc.). This eight semesterqualification is recognised by the German Federal Chamber of Architects and entitles the holder, on completion of a necessary period in professional practice as a town planner, to officially enrol in the registry of architects.

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How do I apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning

If you are interested in fundamental issues of Urban Planning and wish to acquire expertise in the public management of urban development and developing new formats and practical, innovative urban and spatial planning tools, then you are an ideal candidate for this Bachelor of Science.

Requirements

To gain admission to Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning, candidates must have a general university entrance qualification and past an aptitude assessment test.  

Commencement

Students may only enrol in the winter semester.

Application to participate in the aptitude assessment test

Please submit all required application materials by post to:  

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
Dekanat Architektur
- Bachelor Urbanistik -
D-99421 Weimar
(Germany)

Submissions by fax or e-mail are not accepted. 

Aptitude assessment test

To apply for participation in the aptitude assessment test, please submit the following documents:

  • Letter of application (no form necessary)
  • Completed and signed online application form (submissions are now being accepted)
  • CV in tabular form
  • Letter of motivation, max. one page (DIN A4), describing your academic and professional goals
  • Certified copy of your university entrance qualification (translated in German)
  • Details regarding your prior education, particularly any preparations you have made for university study (in list form with certificates/references if possible; no portfolios please!)
  • For international applicants: Proof of language proficiency for university study in Germany (DSH-2)
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope (size DIN C6) for notification of acceptance

Your physical presence at the Faculty of Architecture is required in order to participate in the tests and interview.

Application deadline

The application deadline for participation in the next aptitude assessment test is 15 July, which means the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar must receive all your documents by 15 July at the latest, regardless of the postmark.

The aptitude assessments are carried out in Weimar during the second half of July. Invitations to interviews are sent to the candidates in advance. 

Enrolment

Students may only enrol in the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning after passing the aptitude assessment test. The assessment results are sent to the candidates shortly after they complete the second part of the test.

The enrolment period ends on 30 September. For more information about enrolment procedures, click h.ere
The assessments are valid for two academic years, i.e. the academic year for which the candidate has applied for enrolment and the year thereafter.

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact our faculty advisors.

And after my bachelor study?

And after my bachelor study?

As a study course with practical project-oriented and research-oriented components, the Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning degree course qualifies graduates to work in municipal and federal government authorities and other research institutions as experts for the spatial dimension of planning and development.

Public town planning has been instrumental in creating the conditions for an enormous increase in the standard and quality of life in many countries, especially in the second half of the 20th century, and today places new demands on the analysis and planning of spatial transformations. As a consequence the field of work both in professional practice as well as in research are changing continually.

Graduates of the Urban Planning course often go on to work as town planners in public administration, for example with municipal, regional or national planning authorities. They also work in private planning offices, in private companies, social organisations and policy consultancy agencies. A further field of work is in research, either in conjunction with an academic teaching position or in one of the many research institutes. International organisations are also increasingly seeking professional graduates with a background in Urban Studies.

Study programme Degree standard duration Application procedure Application deadline
Bachelor Architecture Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) 6 aptitude assessment test only winter semester: 15 July
Bachelor Urban Planning Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) 8 aptitude assessment test only winter semester: 15 July