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Architecture

Master of Arts

Social, economic and ecological change present planners with new challenges. How can projects be developed in a community-based way? How can resources be used efficiently and sustainably in the planning process? What options can help reconcile the ever-increasing diversity of actors?In our Master's programme you will have the space and time to pursue these, other and your own questions about contemporary and socially effective architecture. We approach the study of architecture as a holistic professional and personal education. Small groups with a maximum of 25 students provide plenty of room for development. Our studio house offers a pleasant atmosphere for learning and working, while proximity to the lecturers facilitates intensive support.

We offer you:

  • Your own workstation in our studio house
  • Small group learning
  • Intensive support
  • Project-based work
  • Work in the "laboratory of reality" through temporary interventions
  • A state-recognised degree

The course starts in September each year. Observing classes is possible at any time with prior notification.

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Mode of Study:

•    Project-based work that consolidates learned content, allowing students to grasp holistic interrelations
•    Topics from and lecturers with professional experience in the field
•    Work in the “laboratory of reality” through temporary interventions
•    Intensive support in small groups
•    Studio work in university facilities
•    Projects at the end of each semester

Course Duration:
The standard period of study is 4 semesters (120 ECTS).

Master’s Project:
The degree programme concludes with the Master's project, which is an independent work based on either design planning or research. It is divided into phases, presented and discussed in intermediate colloquia, and reviewed in the final colloquium.

Degree:
Upon successful completion of the programme, the academic title Master of Arts (M.A.) is awarded. The degree is state-recognised. The programme was accredited by the AHPGS Freiburg in August 2016 for a period of 5 years.

For admission to the Master’s programme at Alanus University, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
•    Proof of a first university degree from an architecture programme of at least 6-semester duration
•    Foreign applicants must provide proof of sufficient written and spoken German language skills by submitting a recognised language certificate (e.g. TestDaF 4, DSH 2). All courses are held in the language of instruction. The International Office will inform you of the required level. 

You can apply for admission to the programme at any time. It starts in the Autumn Semester. Please submit all of your completed application documents first. We will then invite you for an admission interview. The interview dates for Autumn Semester 2019 will be announced by the end of January 2019.
Guidance and Class Observation:
We are available at any time for a non-binding guidance counselling appointment. Please schedule an appointment ahead of time via email.
Class observation days are possible at any time by prior contact with the department secretary. Observation gives prospective students the opportunity to become familiar with the architecture programme in seminars and lectures as well as talk to lecturers and students.
Application:
The application form is available under Downloads on the top right of this page.
Please include the following documents in your application:

  • Handwritten tabular CV with passport photo
  • A portfolio of selected work samples from studies and, if applicable, from practical experience (max. 5 projects, DIN A4)
  • Letter of Motivation (max. one DIN A4 page) on the question “What kind of society do I want to live in and how will I contribute to it as an architect?”
  • Officially certified copies of documents/certificates qualifying you for admission (officially certified and stamped German translation of foreign certificates)
  • Copy of official ID card
  • Certificate of registration from a German health insurance provider (a copy of the insurance card is not sufficient)
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF 4, DSH 2 or an equivalent certificate)

Interview:
The admission interview centres on the Letter of Motivation and work samples submitted and, if applicable, previous work experience.

For applicants interested in the Chancen eG financing model:
Please submit your application for the student financing model directly to Chancen eG when you apply for admission to the university. Ideally, the interviews for the programme and for Chancen eG funding can take place on the same day at Alanus University in Alfter.

Studying at Alanus University is an investment in your future. In particular, you invest time in the formation of your personality and prepare yourself intensively for your future career. We offer you the ideal framework to achieve with a special focus on holistic education.

All information on fees and the special financing model in cooperation with CHANCEN eG can be found here.

If you have any specific questions about financing your studies, more information is available here.

Note for applicants:
Please submit your application for the student financing model directly to Chancen eG when you apply for admission to the university. Ideally, the admission interviews for the programme and for Chancen eG funding can take place on the same day at Alanus University in Alfter.

Study for a Day: Participate in the architecture programme for a day and gain a first-hand impression of student life “at Alanus”. Talk with students and lecturers and form your own opinion. Try the cafeteria food, explore the library – we look forward to welcoming you!

Upcoming observation days are listed here. Please use the proper contact form to sign up directly for observation.

Mode of Study:

•    Project-based work that consolidates learned content, allowing students to grasp holistic interrelations
•    Topics from and lecturers with professional experience in the field
•    Work in the “laboratory of reality” through temporary interventions
•    Intensive support in small groups
•    Studio work in university facilities
•    Projects at the end of each semester

Course Duration:
The standard period of study is 4 semesters (120 ECTS).

Master’s Project:
The degree programme concludes with the Master's project, which is an independent work based on either design planning or research. It is divided into phases, presented and discussed in intermediate colloquia, and reviewed in the final colloquium.

Degree:
Upon successful completion of the programme, the academic title Master of Arts (M.A.) is awarded. The degree is state-recognised. The programme was accredited by the AHPGS Freiburg in August 2016 for a period of 5 years.

For admission to the Master’s programme at Alanus University, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
•    Proof of a first university degree from an architecture programme of at least 6-semester duration
•    Foreign applicants must provide proof of sufficient written and spoken German language skills by submitting a recognised language certificate (e.g. TestDaF 4, DSH 2). All courses are held in the language of instruction. The International Office will inform you of the required level. 

You can apply for admission to the programme at any time. It starts in the Autumn Semester. Please submit all of your completed application documents first. We will then invite you for an admission interview. The interview dates for Autumn Semester 2019 will be announced by the end of January 2019.
Guidance and Class Observation:
We are available at any time for a non-binding guidance counselling appointment. Please schedule an appointment ahead of time via email.
Class observation days are possible at any time by prior contact with the department secretary. Observation gives prospective students the opportunity to become familiar with the architecture programme in seminars and lectures as well as talk to lecturers and students.
Application:
The application form is available under Downloads on the top right of this page.
Please include the following documents in your application:

  • Handwritten tabular CV with passport photo
  • A portfolio of selected work samples from studies and, if applicable, from practical experience (max. 5 projects, DIN A4)
  • Letter of Motivation (max. one DIN A4 page) on the question “What kind of society do I want to live in and how will I contribute to it as an architect?”
  • Officially certified copies of documents/certificates qualifying you for admission (officially certified and stamped German translation of foreign certificates)
  • Copy of official ID card
  • Certificate of registration from a German health insurance provider (a copy of the insurance card is not sufficient)
  • Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF 4, DSH 2 or an equivalent certificate)

Interview:
The admission interview centres on the Letter of Motivation and work samples submitted and, if applicable, previous work experience.

For applicants interested in the Chancen eG financing model:
Please submit your application for the student financing model directly to Chancen eG when you apply for admission to the university. Ideally, the interviews for the programme and for Chancen eG funding can take place on the same day at Alanus University in Alfter.

Studying at Alanus University is an investment in your future. In particular, you invest time in the formation of your personality and prepare yourself intensively for your future career. We offer you the ideal framework to achieve with a special focus on holistic education.

All information on fees and the special financing model in cooperation with CHANCEN eG can be found here.

If you have any specific questions about financing your studies, more information is available here.

Note for applicants:
Please submit your application for the student financing model directly to Chancen eG when you apply for admission to the university. Ideally, the admission interviews for the programme and for Chancen eG funding can take place on the same day at Alanus University in Alfter.

Study for a Day: Participate in the architecture programme for a day and gain a first-hand impression of student life “at Alanus”. Talk with students and lecturers and form your own opinion. Try the cafeteria food, explore the library – we look forward to welcoming you!

Upcoming observation days are listed here. Please use the proper contact form to sign up directly for observation.

The most important thing at a glance

Programme Atmosphere
Small groups of approx. 25 students/intake year, individual and intensive support

Course Duration:
Two consecutive years of full-time study, 120 ECTS.

Degree
Master of Arts (M.A.)

Tuition Fees
Payment per semester: 3,510 euros, or payment/month: 595 euros. New option: Zero euros/month with full-financing through CHANCEN eG.
More details under Study

Financial Support
BAföG loans possible, more details under funding.

Facilities
Studio house with your own workstation, model construction workshop, 3D printer, space laboratory for 1:1 work

Contact
Department of Architecture
Dipl.-Ing. Petra-Christiane Meyer
Telephone +49 2222 93211400
>> Application Guidelines (.pdf)

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