International Cooperation and Urban Development

Darmstadt University of Technology

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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International Cooperation and Urban Development, offerd at the Darmstadt University of Technology, is a consortium of four European universities offering an advanced interdisciplinary Master of Science programme –International Cooperation in Urban Development.


Why to study

The MUNDUS URBANO -  International Cooperation and Urban Development programme, offered at the Darmstadt University of Technology, addresses the dynamic challenges faced throughout the world due to rapid urbanisation processes. The two-year course is innovative in its interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary set-up and arranges knowledge around emerging global phenomena.

The Mundus Urbano programme is hosted at the TU-Darmstadt Architecture Faculty (FB15), situated in the campus Lichtwiese of the university. The programme is closely correlated with the Faculty’s urban planning and development institutions. The Faculty was the first German school of architecture and planning to offer specialized courses on planning and building in the developing world in 1971. To this day, it maintains specialised departments dedicated to the interdisciplinary topics of urban planning, design and development.

Full-time courses include workshops and lectures, taught by professors from TU Darmstadt and visiting lecturers. Students are evaluated in various formats, including group work and discussions; essay writing, and in oral individual or group presentations. Each year, opportunities to participate in local and/or international excursions are also available.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • On the Move (mobility)
  • Urban Planning and Building
  • Urban Ecology
  • Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Planning
  • The Spatial Bias: Slums and the Recursive History of Integral Urban Interventions
  • Participatory Planning and Design
  • Housing 2.0
  • Urbanization and Infrastructures
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Re-Construction Project Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

15th January each year for candidates who would like to be considered for MU scholarship.




120 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).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • statement of motivation (max. 2 pages) detailing: assessment of previous academic focus, previous work experience and its relevance to the Mundus Urbano course, the benefit that the course may contribute for your future career, your preferred choice for second year mobility, short overview on how you plan to finance your studies
  • list of publications (if any)
  • proof of nationality (scan/copy of passport)
  • reference names and contact data (optional)
  • proof of professional or academic work experience and length
  • proof of English language requirement
  • additional questions form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Semester and administration fees are payable to TU Darmstadt every semester. 


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