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Advanced Urbanism (AdUrb) Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar Weimar
Double degree
Master of Science (MSc) from Bauhaus-Universitt
Weimar (Germany)
Master of Engineering, Urban Planning and Design
from Tongji University Shanghai (China)


In cooperation with
College for Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at
Tongji University Shanghai (China)
Course language(s)
Courses are held in English both in Weimar as well as
in Shanghai. However, students from BauhausUniversitt Weimar participate in Chinese classes
while staying in Shanghai, China.
Admission semester
Winter semester only
October (winter semester)
Programme duration
Four semesters (two years). Within the scope of this
programme, students spend the third and fourth
semesters at Tongji University in Shanghai (China).

Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar
Student Advisory Service - International

Application deadline
25 June
Course content
What makes our cities liveable? Which challenges do
they currently face? How may these problems be
solved? Which different actors "make" the city? What
are the conditions for spatial development? What are
the differences between Chinese and European
situations and processes?
These and similar questions are issues dealt with in
the postgraduate Master's course "Advanced
Urbanism" (AdUrb), which is an international and
interdisciplinary academic programme offered by
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar, Germany in collaboration
with Tongji University in Shanghai, China.

Johanna Theuerkauf
Geschwister-Scholl-Strae 15
99421 Weimar
Tel. +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 68
Tel. +49 (0) 36 43-58 26 52
Fax. +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 60

E-mail []
Course website

The programme consists of seminars, exercises,

lectures, a study project, courses in regional studies, a
language course and a Master's colloquium.
The study projects are designed to deal with specific
urban and/or spatially-oriented issues, using both
academic and planning/design skills in order to provide
concepts and suggestions. Project work strengthens
students' competences in interdisciplinary teamwork.
The Master's colloquium is a platform for the interim
presentation and discussion of the Master's thesis.
Double degree of Master of Science (MSc) from
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar (Germany) and Master of
Engineering, Urban Planning and Design from Tongji
University Shanghai (China)

Further Contacts
Dagmar Kthe


Educational organisation


The Master's course AdUrb is a joint programme

conducted in collaboration with the College for
Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji
University in Shanghai, China.]

The AdUrb programme is based on four study fields:

(1) town planning/urban design, (2) urban sociology,
(3) project development (including informal project
development), and (4) spatial planning (including
planning law). In addition, students are trained in
methodological techniques such as academic skills or
moderation competences.
The first three semesters focus on in-depth scientific
and applied knowledge in the thematic context of
Urban Studies. The fourth semester is spent
completing the Master's thesis. This phase of
researching and writing is supported in the Master's
colloquium. The programme is finalised with an oral
Master's examination.
Study abroad unit(s)
During the third and fourth semesters, courses are held
at the CAUP at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.
Each university adapts the courses on offer according
to local or nation-specific study contents.
Internships are not an obligatory part of the
programme, but students are supported if they intend
to do an internship.
Forms of assessment
Successful participation in seminars, lectures and
projects is documented through the acquisition of
credits for project work, special assignments, papers or
examinations. The type and amount of appropriate
coursework will be announced at the beginning of each
semester. Completed performance records are the
prerequisite for the Master's examination. The Master's
thesis can be either a written academic thesis or an

Course website

Susanne Wille

Course website

Submit application to
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar
Institute for European Urban Studies
Belvederer Allee 5
99425 Weimar
Please note: Applicants from China are
required to apply directly to the Tongji
University in Shanghai for the AdUrb-Study
Course as offered there.

annotated design project. Studies comprise a total of

120 credits, including 27 credits for the Master's thesis.
ECTS credits
Diploma supplement
Funding of the joint
degree / double degree
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
General promotion /
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
Course-related German
language courses
Course-related English
language courses
Course objectives
The aim is to develop "urban curators", who are
understood to be multidisciplinary experts on urban
space, with academic expertise as well as design
skills. In contrast to other programmes in the field of
Urban Studies, students of the AdUrb programme
possess a comprehensive understanding of structures
and processes in China's urban and spatial
development. Having lived in China for one year,
students' intercultural knowledge and competences are
also broadened.
Tuition fees
No tuition fee
Handling fee of 1,000 EUR per exchange semester
Enrolment fees
Approx. 160 EUR per semester. This is a contribution
to Student Services and the Student Council. It further
includes free regional transport, student discounts for
meals at the university cafeteria, theatre and museum
tickets, as well as many other activities. The Student ID
("Thoska") fee is 20 EUR (one-time fee only).
Costs of living
In Weimar, living expenses tend to be lower than in
larger German cities. We recommend that students
calculate at least 700 EUR per month.
Job opportunities
The programme is a full-time course. However,
students may work alongside their studies in part-time
student jobs. There are no fixed positions at the

university, but there are job opportunities on an

irregular basis. Besides, there are many planning and
architectural offices in Weimar; some might need
English-speaking support from students.
Funding opportunities
within the university
Students have the opportunity to individually apply for
various scholarships of foundations etc. The following
scholarships for students are awarded directly through
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar: Bauhaus Scholarship,
Bauhaus President Scholarship for dedicated foreign
students, scholarship awarded by the Association to
Promote Students of the Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar
(upon recommendation only), Deutschlandstipendien
(Germany Scholarship), STIBET Study Completion
Further information at
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Individual scholarships for full-time studies in Germany
may be available in the respective home countries and
should be applied for well in advance.
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Language requirements
Good English language skills (e.g. TOEFL test
minimum of 79 points (internet-based) or similar),
details upon request; acquisition of German language
skills is recommended in order to orientate oneself in
the host country; however, this is not an application
requirement. Proof of Chinese language skills is not
obligatory upon application. Participation in a Chinese
language course is obligatory during the stay at the
partner university in China.

Academic requirements
Candidates must hold a degree in one of the following
space-related subject areas: architecture, landscape

architecture, urban design, town and regional planning,

civil engineering, geography, urban and architectural
sociology, cultural studies, environmental science, or a
comparable spatially-oriented field of study.
Furthermore, candidates need to pass an entrance
examination, including an aptitude interview of approx.
30 minutes. The eligibility of foreign students living in
areas not covered by the German Framework Act of
Higher Education (Hochschulrahmengesetz) and who
cannot attend the entrance examination will be
evaluated according to the documents submitted in
their application. A successful entrance examination is
valid for two subsequent enrolment dates.
More details on the application requirements and the
documents and forms to be handed in can be found at
the website of the Institute for European Urban Studies
at [http://www.uni-w]
Please note: applicants from China are required to
apply directly to Tongji University in Shanghai for the
AdUrb Study Course offered there.
Where to apply
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar
Institute for European Urban Studies
Belvederer Allee 5
99425 Weimar
Please note: Applicants from China are required to
apply directly to the Tongji University in Shanghai for
the AdUrb-Study Course as offered there.
Arrival support
International Office
Phone 1: +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 63
Phone 2: +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 73
Fax: +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 75 [http://ww]
Address for visitors: Weimar, Campus.Office,
Geschwister-Scholl-Strae 15, Germany
Weimar International Network
Information, services and buddy programme for
international students prior to arrival [http://www.uni-we]
Services and support for
international students
Academic support: Institute for European Urban
Studies, Ms Dagmar Kthe

Phone: +49 (0) 36 43-58 26 52

Fax: +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 42 [http://www.uni-w]
International Office
Phone 1: +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 63
Phone 2: +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 73
Fax: +49 (0) 36 43-58 23 75 [http://ww]
Address for visitors: Weimar, Campus.Office,
Geschwister-Scholl-Strae 15, Germany
Weimar International Network [http://www.uni-we]
WIN is an online platform of services for international
students in Weimar. It offers useful information and
events, fosters contact between international and
German students, and provides orientation for
newcomers to Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar.
WIN offers helpful advice, links and contact
information. You can also register to participate in
cultural exchange programmes and subscribe to the
monthly newsletter "curious@bout Weimar." The
calendar contains information about upcoming
international events in Weimar and the surrounding
WIN is a project of the International Office of BauhausUniversitt Weimar, coordinated in cooperation with
the Studentenwerk Thringen and the student-initiated
Bauhaus Internationals.
The "Studentenwerk Thringen" (Student Services
Thuringia) administers approx. 1,100 apartments in
Weimar. Monthly rates vary from 105-320 EUR. The
university itself does not provide accommodation.
Phone: +49 (0)3 61-7 37 18 21
Visiting address: Weimar, Marienstrae 15 a
Website: [http://www.stw-th]
Application: [https://tl1ho]
Typically, up to five students share living quarters.
Students have their own bedrooms and share a kitchen
and a bathroom. Most rooms are furnished (bed, desk,
chair, cupboard, shelf) but kitchenware and appliances
are not included. Tutors for international students

provide assistance in settling in during the first couple

of days, and also organise events.
Students advertise private and shared flats on the
university homepage ("Pinnwand") at [http://www.uni-weima]
Course website [http://www.uni-weimar.d
About the university
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar is an international
university with a highly distinctive spectrum of subjects.
Situated in the historic city of Weimar, Germany, it
originated from two progressive, international
institutions: the Weimar Saxon-Grand Ducal Art School
and the Staatliche Bauhaus. Both were infused with
different nationalities and developed ideas known and
respected the world over. We at Bauhaus-Universitt
Weimar continue to forge a unique path that offers
unparalleled opportunities by combining science and
technology with art and design as well as with an
international philosophy.
In 1919, Walter Gropius created the Bauhaus in
Weimar - four years later he called for a search for the
"new unity of art and engineering". That meant
combining the vanguard of art and design with modern
industry. With this approach, the Bauhaus became the
most famous school of architecture, art and design in
the 20th century.
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar sees itself precisely in
this sense as a "Bauhaus of the 21st century" - open,
experimental, ultra-modern in the technical as well as
in the aesthetic sense, free from any imitation of the
past, a "digital Bauhaus". The university's objectives
are reflected in the main fields of study and research in
architecture, civil engineering, art and design, as well
as the media. The result is an ideal space for creative
academic and artistic work, supported by laboratories,
workshops, studios, and libraries. In addition,
Bauhaus-Universitt Weimar is a truly international
university, with a large number of exchange, study and
research programmes throughout the world, including
in Addis Ababa, Chicago, Lyon, Moscow, New York,
Rome, Shanghai, Tokyo and Zurich.
Total number of
Total percentage of
international students
20 %
About the city

The historic city of Weimar is a cosy town, which has

had a profound influence on Europe. This becomes
most evident in architecture, art and design, music,
and literature. Among many others, the famous
German writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and
Friedrich Schiller walked in the park along the River
Ilm. The famous pianist and composer Franz Liszt
stimulated modern music, and the architects Walter
Gropius and Henry van de Velde initiated the Avantgarde and Modernism.
Weimar is situated right in the middle of Thuringia, the
"green heart of Germany", and is about 300 km away
from both the German capital, Berlin, and the German
financial centre, Frankfurt. Today, Weimar is a lively
town with about 65,000 inhabitants and a town centre
where you can reach everything within ten minutes.
The green areas of the town, such as the park on the
River Ilm, include many sights, e.g. Goethe's summer
house and the palaces of Tiefurt, Ettersburg, and
Weimar has much to offer for art- and culture-lovers,
revellers, lovers of nature, and gourmets. There are
more than 20 museums, three cinemas, a national
theatre and various cabaret theatres, student clubs,
concerts, and multifaceted cultural events such as the
traditional folk event, the "Zwiebelmarkt", not to
mention Thuringian delicacies like
"Rostbratwurst" (sausage), "Rostbrtel" (marinated,
grilled meat), and "Thringer Kle" (dumplings).
During the summer, Weimar hosts the annual Bauhaus
Summer School, the Klezmer week, and the Arts
Festival. Other highlights include the "backup" Film
Festival and Master Classes at the Hochschule fr
Musik "Franz Liszt". We hope to welcome you soon in

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