Application and Entry Requirements

Application deadlines

MU opens its yearly applications between the period of October 15th till January 15th. This is also considered as the deadline for the MU Scholarships, which pertains to tuition fee waiver only. Additionally, MU Scholarships are exclusively awarded to candidates who select double degree tracks. For self-financed students, the deadline for application submission is extended until April 15th.


How to apply?

The application process for the TU Darmstadt requires that all students register and complete an application form online. The online application for international students is accessible through the following link. Additionally, please ensure you fill out the additional questions form which must be attached to your hard and soft copies of application. For the candidates holding German degree, the online application is accessible through this link (please select the programme „International Cooperation in Urban Development (Master)“. All candidates holding a german degree should also fill out the additional questions form.

Along with documents enclosed with the TU Darmstadt application form (transcripts, degrees, etc.), please also provide us with:

  • 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.

Application submission

Please submit your hardcopy with the necessary certified copies to the International Admission Office office at the following address:

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Dezernat Internationales
Zulassung International / International Admission
S1|01 R109 – 115
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

Please do not send original documents. A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document, which has on it an endorsement or certification that it is a valid and true copy of the primary document. Such certification is provided and signed by a nominated person or institution, authorised by legislation to do so. The authorised person/institution varies between countries, and can be, for example, a court clerk, solicitor, or public notary.

You are also required to prepare an electronic version of your entire application by scanning your documents and compiling them into one single PDF file (family name_name_country of origin). This electronic version of your application must be sent to mail(at)

For more information please refer to the FAQ page on the programme website.


Funding opportunities

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Applicants for a DAAD scholarship are advised to apply for the urban-studies MSc course 'International Cooperation and Urban Development' and submit their Master thesis in Darmstadt. They are still eligible for the double degree if they spend one semester at our partner universities. Please consult the DAAD website for further information.

Architecture International Office. Here is a list from the International Office (Arch.) for more scholarships options.

BAföG. The Bundesausbildungsförderungsgesetz (BAföG) provides financial help to German students and to foreigners who have the perspective to remain in Germany.

Other German foundations and donors.  Catholic Academic Exchange Service (KAAD)Boell FoundationFriedrich Ebert FoundationKonrad-Adenauer-StiftungFriedrich Naumann FoundationEvangelische EntwicklungsdienstHans-Böckler-StiftungRosa-Luxemburg Stiftung.

Other scholarships. Mundus Urbano self-financed students are encouraged to look for third-party funding, such as national scholarships provided by employers, governments and foundations in their country of origin. International scholarship schemes are listed on specialized websites, such as  Scholarship Search, International Scholarships  and  The World Bank, among others.