Fontys University of Applied Sciences

48 months
6970 EUR/year
1972 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Design Studio is the heart of the Urbanism program at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. In the studio students are trained to apply all kinds of skills and methods towards ever more convincing design proposals for complex spatial problems.


The educational concept of this Master Urbanism program at Fontys University of Applied Sciences is unique; education in concurrency with employment in a professional practice. 

This concurrent education offers students experience and education beyond the school curriculum, essential to their professional formation as urban designers. Additionally, the Academy itself is a laboratory for spatial assignments from real stakeholders. Our tutors are professionals from a variety of disciplines, but all with a strong relation to practice.

The studio assignments are invariably related to the complexity of contemporary societies and will engage social, cultural, political, economic and technological parameters.

What do we expect from you

Students are required to find a job in a design firm and work minimum 20 hours a week. Progress will be evaluated through a series of portfolio assessments. If you are unable to find a suitable position in an architectural firm or urban design practice, the Academy will offer alternative practice research studios, where you can engage in practical work for a diverse range of clients.

Programme Structure

Course includes:

  • First year: Design Essentials
  • Second and third year: Design Practice.
  • Fourth year graduation studio: Design Thinking.
  • Graduation studio

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor (B/ BSc) Architecture
  • Bachelor (B) Art Academy (Architectural design/ Interior design)
According to the Code of Conduct regarding International Students, international students seeking admittance to an English-taught Masters programme must be able to prove that their command of the English language is at least equal to a score of 6.0 of the IELTS Test. Admission to the study programme is subject to the following qualitative admission requirements. 
  •  CV 
  •  Portfolio 
  •  Motivation letter 
  •  Admission interview 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6970 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1972 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1972 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.


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