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 at least one of the following fields and their related disciplines:

  • 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.

Motivation. University degrees and positions held on their own do not always serve as reliable indicators for the suitability of an applicant for an interdisciplinary education course. Therefore a motivation letter (one to two pages) written in English by the applicant is requested in order to illustrate his or her good understanding of the course’s objectives and it’s usefulness for the applicant’s personal career. This motivation letter is an extremely important part of the application.