For the 2019-2021 intake application period to be considered for MU scholarship is open until January 15th, 2019. 

Second round of applications only for self-financing students is from May 1st to July 15th, 2019.

We encourage all applicants (including self-financed applicants) to submit their applications during the first phase of application to ensure a smooth visa process in case of selection!


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. For the candidates holding german degree, the online application is accessible through this link (please select the programme "International Cooperation in Urban Development (Master)". 

Applications received until the 15th of April will be considered for Mundus Urbano Scholarships (on the online portal, please choose 'yes' for the question that asks whether you apply for a scholarship). See Important notes below for more information on scholarships.

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


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)


Important notes

The full application must be written and submitted in English. Any application documents, which are not originally in English, must be supplemented with a valid translation.

There will be several Mundus Urbano Scholarships available for the 2019-2021 intake, which will cover the tuition fees for the most outstanding candidates. This scholarship will not cover living expenses or offer additional support. Therefore, applicants are still encouraged to look for alternative sources of funding in case they should need it.

Please do not include any portfolio work with your application.

Please remember that eligibility to study at the TU Darmstadt does not guarantee a place in the Mundus Urbano programme. Places in the Mundus Urbano Programme are limited to 30 per year. 

Students awarded places in the Mundus Urbano programme will have to confirm their participation both electronically and in writing. Further details will be personally communicated to all successful applicants regarding these issues.  

If you are selected (proposed for a scholarship/fellowship, put on the reserve list or enrolled on a self-paying basis) your data may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programmes, efficiently manage the projects, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

For further enquiries regarding the application process please send an email to mail(at)