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Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Integrated Urban Development and Design: Reflective Urban Practice

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Urban and Spatial planning, Design
English & other language
Winter semester:  15 May/25 Jun
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Tuition fees (per semester)
Winter semester
Study mode:
On campus


Qualification Requirements

Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban and regional planning, civil engineering, geography, urban and architectural sociology, environmental sciences, cultural studies or comparable spatial sciences. The examination committee decides on the comparability of degrees and exceptions, and it may impose additional requirements on the applicant.

Required ECTS credits: 180.

Work Experience

The applicant must have a certain level of professional experience shown through adequate works samples, text-based and visual, as well as through samples from your previous studies.

GPA Comment

Minimum grade of "good".

Language Requirements

The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

min 6
min 80
CERF English
min B2
min B2 First (FCE)
Specification: Grade C.
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? yes

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by others according to CEFR B2. Exceptions are possible if studies have been completed in English or foreign exchange studies in English speaking countries that can be proven through documents (certified copy).

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Application Procedure & Selection

Admission test/interview:
Application Fee:
75 € for the first application, 30 € for each additional

Application Documents

  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, master or bachelor's thesis or seminar work, designs, writings, thesis, etc),
    • works from internships,
    • works from a previous career,
    • self-initiated projects,
    • publications,
    • volunteer work.
      A short description of the projects in the portfolio is appreciated.
      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 labeled with your last and first name through Uni-Assist. It is appreciated that portfolios 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 (see language requirements).
  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).

Further Information

For more information please check the

Course Website