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Study Urban & Spatial Planning in Germany: 26 Universities with 42 English Degree Programs

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

Updated: 02-28-2024 | Reading Time: 6 minutes

Great news for international students looking to study an English-taught Master’s degree in Urban and Spatial Planning: There are more than 30 options available! We are sure that you can find a program that specializes in your area of interest and that can significantly advance your career - whether you want to work in Germany or internationally.

Some points why we believe Germany can provide you with a unique education and opportunities are first because a Master’s degree in Urban and Spatial Planning from a German university holds a great international reputation. Second, the future of STEM subjects is bright in Germany and supported by the German leadership, who launched a network to support this subject group in 2008. Third, the English-taught programs offer you an international classroom setting, so that you can exchange with peers that offer their unique perspectives on challenges that urban areas and spatial planners face. Browse your options in the StudyFinder and discover which program will be the perfect fit for you!

Overview

masters
42

Study Programs in English

universities
26

Universities

ranking
12

Universities in International Rankings

Tuition Fees

Minimum:

€ 0 (24 programs for EU citizens, 18 programs for Non-EU citizens)

Maximum:

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

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester

between March 01 and February 15

Summer Semester

between March 01 and September 15

View all 42 courses still open for next intake

Top-ranked German Universities in Urban & Spatial Planning

#38Times Higher Education Ranking
Technical University of Munich

public Technical University

No. of Students: approx. 47,000 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)

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

Tuition Fees

24
18
9
1
5
11

3 English Degree Programs for Urban & Spatial Planning in Germany

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Become an expert in Sustainability and Risk ManagementBet on your own futureStudy in the heart of Lower Saxony

Application & Admission

Application Deadlines

Winter Semester 2024/2025

Summer Semester 2024

Winter Semester 2025/2026

Open Programs

Application Requirements

Master’s degrees in Urban and Spatial planning typically admit students who hold an academic degree in a related subject such as Urban and Spatial planning but in some cases also accept applicants from more diverse academic backgrounds, such as Architecture. For most programs, entrance tests or interviews are not part of the admission process, students must simply submit required documents (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)
50% local admission restriction (local NC)
28.6% no admission restriction
21.4% no information provided

Application Process

Application Process

64.3% directly at University
7.1% directly at University (incl. VPD from uni-assist)
31% via uni-assist

3 English Degree Programs for Urban & Spatial Planning in Germany

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Become an expert in building bridges between design, marketing, and project managementBuild a strong network with organizations from different industriesStudy in the jewel of Bavaria: Munich
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Learn the important aspects of managing the energy industryBe part of one of the most renowned technical universities in GermanyLive in one of the most vibrant world metropolises

Language Requirements

IELTS Band

TOEFL Scores

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (12 programs )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

Maximum:

95 (5 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (12 programs )

IELTS Band

Minimum:

5 (2 programs )

Maximum:

7 (2 programs )

TOEFL Scores

Minimum:

61 (1 program )

Maximum:

95 (5 programs )

Cambridge Levels

Minimum:

B2 First (FCE) (12 programs )

Maximum:

C2 Proficiency (CPE) (12 programs )

3 English Degree Programs for Urban & Spatial Planning in Germany

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Learn the important aspects of managing sustainable mobilityComplete an internship while studyingStudy at TU-Campus EUREF in Berlin
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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 choiceChoose among fascinating German-taught M.Sc. programs from TUHH Hamburg and study in English and German
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Sustainability and Building technologyPromising career opportunitiesStudy at a modern University of Applied Sciences

Program Features

2-5 semesters

Duration
Online Courses
degree typesDegree Types

Master of Science

Master of Engineering

Master of Arts

Master of Business Administration

Beginning

Winter intake

78.6%

Summer intake

4.8%

Winter & Summer intake

19%

List of all German Universities offering English-taught Study Programs in Urban & Spatial Planning

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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.Sc. (Master of Science)

Brand University of Applied Sciences

private (state-approved) University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 300

Program Fees: € 4,470 - € 6,840

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg

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

Program Fees: € 1,500

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development

public University of Applied Sciences · No. of Students: 2,100

Program Fees: € 0

M.Sc. (Master of Science)

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