The program covers a period of four semesters. During the second year of study students will have the possibility to study abroad at international partner universities (Cooperation partners USTUTT).
The program follows the above-described teaching philosophy. IUSD students will have the chance to benefit from a wide choice of design studios and elective modules offered by the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning as well as other faculties of the University of Stuttgart.
The participants receive a degree Master of Science »Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design«, issued by the University of Stuttgart.
Language of instruction
English, possibility to also choose German electives from the modules offered by the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning
Start of the program
October of each Year (with optional language course / introductory program starting September 1st)
In order to apply for the MSc IUSD program at the University of Stuttgart, please submit the following documents online to the application portal no later than 15th February.
1.) Copies of qualifications
- Higher education entrance qualification (English or German)
- Bachelor / Master degree (English)
- Transcript of records (English)
- English proficiency (English)
Please note: With the exception of proof of English proficiency the copies of these documents need to be officially authenticated / certified and translated into English. “Higher education entrance qualification” means your school-leaving certificate. Only IELTS (general or academic, min. band 6) or TOEFL (min. score 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 79 internet based) are accepted.
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2.) Motivation, professional and academic experiences
- Portfolio (English, no longer than 5 pages A4)
- Letter of motivation (English, no longer than 350 words)
Please note: your portfolio must show a list of projects or a sample of work (student or professional projects) relevant for the IUSD course content as a written description and (if available) graphic illustration of selected projects in terms of their content. To ensure equal treatment of all applicants, portfolios of more than 5 pages will not be considered.
Recommended content for your motivation letter are: Why are you interested in this specific program? What special qualifications and skills did you gain through your previous academic career that are relevant to this program and that you can build on? What specific professional experience do you have that will contribute to the aims of this program? How do you hope to develop your career after receiving the Masters degree?
In case you also apply for the EPOS-funded IUSD Double Degree program please indicate why you are interested in the programs contents and its focus on Germany and Arab countries in the MENA region.
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Please upload a complete set of these files the online application portal. The Application Portal Manual will guide you through the application process. You are only required to submit a complete hardcopy version of the required files if you receive an offer for a place on the MSc IUSD program. Please do not send any hard copies until you receive an offer. Offers are conditional on timely submission of all hardcopy documents required for admission to University of Stuttgart. We advise candidates to start preparing their documents in advance.