In lectures, for instance SPRING participants discuss the challenges of rapid urban growth, reflect on the conflict between environmental protection and economic development, develop concepts to improve transport systems or define strategies to cope with impacts of climate change.
- The first year of the SPRING - Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies programme takes place at TU Dortmund University, followed by a second year at one of the five partnering universities in Ghana, Tanzania, The Philippines, Brazil or Chile. Language of instruction is English.
- The SPRING programme awards a M.Sc. Degree in “Regional Development Planning and Management”. Both final documents, certificate and transcript, are jointly issued by TU Dortmund University and the respective partnering university of the second study year.
- Planning Approaches and Key Skills for Planners
- Workshop - Planning Practice
- Planning in Developing Countries and Physical Infrastructure
- Planning Tools
- Concepts and Theories for Planning
- Socio-Economic Development Planning
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- October 1st for international applicants applying for DAAD scholarship
- September 15th at partner universities: KNUST, ARU, SURP, UACh
DisciplinesEnvironmental Economics & Policy Urban Planning View 17 other Masters in Environmental Economics & Policy in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree or its equivalent in a field related to Regional or Urban Planning with grades significantly above average
- A high standard of proficiency in written and spoken English:
- TOEFL (550 points paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) Please have your TOEFL-certificate sent to the institutional code 8523
- IELTS (6,0)
- Two years of professional practice is desirable and
- A strong commitment to further work in regional development planning
- For applicants for a DAAD scholarship: You should not have graduated from university more than 6 years ago.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
In Germany all public universities are free of tuition fees. However, students are requested to pay a social contribution fee.
Living costs for Dortmund
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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