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Study Architecture in Germany: 26 Universities with 41 English Degree Programs

All important info for international students in Germany (2024/2025)

Updated: 05-25-2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Germany does not only offer impressive architectural sights from various time periods, but German architects continuously contribute innovative designs and unique buildings. Pursuing your Master’s degree in Architecture in Germany can be an inspirational and one-of-a-kind experience for you which can significantly advance your career.

German universities offer a variety of options to study Architecture in English. While some courses focus broadly on training architects, others deal with more specific contemporary topics, such as the development of contemporary architecture structure or how historic cities can function in our modern world.

You can browse your options in the StudyFinder and find a Master’s degree in Architecture that suits your interests.

Overview

masters
41

Study Programs in English

universities
26

Universities

ranking
6

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (19 programs for EU citizens, 14 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

€ 12,000 per semester (1 program for EU citizens/Non-EU)

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between May 31 and May 15

Summer Semester

between May 31 and April 15

View all 41 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Architecture

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 53,000 students

Program Fees: € 0 - € 6,000 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #50, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #52
#51-100 By SubjectQS World University Rankings
Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University

No. of Students: approx. 3,700 students

Program Fees: € 0 (per semester)

QS World University Rankings #, Times Higher Education Ranking #, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) #

Tuition Fees

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14
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13
10

3 English Degree Programs for Architecture in Germany

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Tradition Meets InnovationBe At the Heart of Technological EvolutionExperience Karlsruhe
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Become an expert in Landscape ArchitectureStand out from the crowdLive in the center of Germany
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Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2025

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Requirements

To apply for a Master degree in Architecture, applicants have to present an academic degree in a subject relevant to the specialization of the specific program. For some programs, this needs to be an academic degree in Architecture, but other programs also admit students who previously studied Design, Urban Planning, Civil Engineering, Interior Design or Cultural Studies. Furthermore, most programs only look to admit students who can prove their special aptitude by demonstrating they have the creative, technical and practical skills necessary to study Architecture. Therefore, most programs in Architecture require their applicants to hand in a portfolio with their previous work or demonstrate work experience. You can also expect to hand in standard certificates (first degree certificate and a transcript of records). These typically include your CV, a letter of motivation and sometimes letters of reference. Additionally, you will have to prove your English language abilities with a language certificate.

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Application Modes

Application Modes

0% national admission restriction (national NC)
58.5% local admission restriction (local NC)
12.2% no admission restriction, but ability test
19.5% no admission restriction
9.8% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

63.4% directly at University
9.8% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
29.3% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Architecture in Germany

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Unique Academic Depth and BreadthComprehensive Skillset DevelopmentCustomizable Modules for Career Alignment
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Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5.5 (3 programs )

Minimum:

72 (3 programs )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (8 programs )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (3 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (10 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5.5 (3 programs )

Maximum:

7 (3 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

72 (3 programs )

Maximum:

95 (3 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (8 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (10 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Architecture in Germany

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A top-tier university degree – part-time MBA parallel to your jobLearn more about this accredited MBA/M.A. program with a public university degreeAn unbeatable price for this high quality study program
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Benefit from the flexible study modeUphold theory with practiceJoin a Master's taught entirely in English
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A unique combination - Study technology management at NIT and engineering or sciences at TUHHFlexible study times adapted to the study programs of your choiceStudy completely in English and choose an interesting international M.Sc. program from TUHH Hamburg

Program Features

3-20 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Master of Engineering

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Beginning

Winter intake

73.2%

Summer intake

9.8%

Winter & Summer intake

17.1%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Architecture

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Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 4,100

Program Fees: € 850

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

public University · No. of Students: 3,700

Program Fees: € 0

M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

bbw University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 1,200

Program Fees: € 3,840

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Berlin International University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 450

Program Fees: € 4,470 - € 5,550

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

public Technical University · No. of Students: 6,800

Program Fees: € 0

M.A. (Master of Arts)

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