Eligibility criteria

In order to be considered as a student of the Mundus Urbano Masters programme, applicants must provide proof of a set of eligibility criteria, including academic qualification, relevant work experience, language proficiency in English, and a convincing justification for selecting this course in light of personal interest and intended career development.

Academic requirements. Applicants must provide proof of successful completion of a first university degree or the equivalent to a Bachelor degree in the European Community within related disiplines, such as:

  • Architecture
  • Urban, Town or Regional Planning
  • Human Geography
  • Sociology/Anthropology
  • Civil Engineering

Grades obtained in previous university studies must be 'good' or better.

Professional requirements. General knowledge and understanding of urban development and/or international cooperation issues is an essential asset to benefit most from the courses offered in the Mundus Urbano programme. Such understanding is best achieved through a minimum of one year of previous work experience (including volunteer work and/or internships) in a profession related to the subjects of study.

If the work experience of an applicant is shorter or in a different field, the experience may be compensated by a relevant subject studied for a previous university degree (for example urban planning, architecture, urban sociology, geography, urban economics, politics etc.) or by relevant personal publications.