Technische Universität Darmstadt - Fachbereich Architektur. One of the leading universities of technology in Germany.


Université Grenoble Alpes - Institut d'Urbanisme et de Géographie Alpine. International reputation in social and human sciences.


UIC Barcelona - Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. Shaping instruction towards innovative professional practice since 1997.


Università di Roma Tor Vergata, School of Economics. One of the leading academic institutions in Italy.



Upon successful completion of the first year in TU Darmstadt and depending on students’ mobility preference, MU students are admitted to spend the second year of the programme at one of the partner universities in France, Spain, or Italy. Students in this case are awarded a double-degree. Here you can find more detailed information about the second year course contents. Please note that slight changes in the curriculum may occur.


Two years

Beginning of classes

First week of October, yearly

Number of students

Maximum of 30 per year


English is the official language of instruction in all courses and exams. However elective courses can be taught in the national language (German in Darmstadt, Spanish/Catalan in Barcelona, Italian in Rome, and French in Grenoble). Universities offer national language courses to Mundus Urbano students for no additional charge, so that they are able to communicate on simple matters in the guest country.

Credit system

According to the Bologna Process agreement harmonizing university studies in Europe, the curriculum is structured into modules, which may be broken down further into courses. All modules are defined by their contents, learning outcomes and number of credit points that can be earned in the course according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The total two years course requires 120 credit points (CPs), normally divided equally into 30 CPs per semester.


The Mundus Urbano Master programme is accredited by the Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN) under the licence of the German Accreditation Council.

Partner universities / Programmes

Following the preparatory year at TU Darmstadt, the programme offers specialisations in three areas based on student interests (double degree). Alternatively, students also have the option of remaining in TU Darmstadt for their second year to pursue regular M.Sc. degree.

International Cooperation in Urban Development

Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt)
Faculty of Architecture
Darmstadt, Germany

International Cooperation and Urban Development – Specialization in Development Economics 

Universitá degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’
Faculty of Economics
Rome, Italy

International Cooperation in Sustainable Emergency Architecture

Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC)
School of Architecture
Barcelona, Spain

International Cooperation in Urban Planning

Université Grenoble Alpes (UGA)
Institut d’Urbanisme et de Géographie Alpine (IUGA)
Grenoble, France