Urban Studies Scholarships 

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Urban Studies Scholarships for international students are available for urban studies in Germany, Italy, France and Spain.

The Erasmus Mundus Program offers scholarships to non-European students and scholars to participate in the interdisciplinary Advanced Master's Course in International Co-operation and Urban Development.

The English taught program is jointly offered by the Technische Universitat Darmstadt (Germany), the Universita; Tor Vergata in Rome, the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Barcelona and the Universita Pierre Mendas France in Grenoble and leads to a double degree.

Applicants for Urban Studies Scholarships should have concluded previous studies of a minimum of 4 years with excellent results in a career related to urban development and have professional working experience of a minimum of one year.

The Urban Studies Scholarships are valued at 42000 Euros - over two years each.

Scholars from outside Europe may also apply for short term bursaries (4000 Euros,- per month, also included is a 1000 Euro to cover travel expenses) to teach and conduct research at one of the above mentioned universities.

Urban Studies Scholarships - Application Requirements

Who can apply

This Joint Master is open to applicants from all countries in the world, if you meet the requirements described below, such as Diploma, English, academic performance and above all a good motivation.


Applicants are eligible for the programme if they have an 180 ECTS bachelor in geography, sociology, literature & cultural studies, architecture & planning, economy, political sciences, public management, tourism, history, criminology, leisure studies, media studies or a similar discipline (contact 4Cities if not in this list).

Admission to the master programme will be based on equivalence of diploma (diploma has to equal at least an 180 ECTS Academic Bachelor degree obtained after minimum 3 years of study in the disciplines mentioned above).

Applicants that have an academic bachelor degree in another field of study should contact us before submitting, explaining why we should accept that degree as well, this can be with a little more information on the diploma, the courses, or a motivation letter.

The Application Committee will decide on eligibility taking into account the contents of the Bachelor diploma of the applicant, motivation, possible work experience within the field.

If your degree is not from a university please check if it matches an academic degree. You can do so by contacting the international relations office or student affairs department of your institution.

What if I have not finished my studies yet?

Students can apply for an EM scholarship even if they have not yet completed the studies required.

They must however have completed the relevant degree before the enrolment deadline in the joint programme concerned.

Urban Studies Scholarships - Language Requirements

Proof of English

A proof of proficiency in English is compulsory and can be documented by one of the following possibilities (one of these is sufficient):

- OR a diploma of secondary or higher education where English was the language of instruction (signed and stamped by the educational institution);

- OR having successfully completed at least one school year of secondary education where English was the language of instruction (signed and stamped by the educational institution);

- OR a document attesting that you have successfully completed course units in higher education with a minimum total of 54 study credits where English was the language of instruction (signed and stamped by the educational institution);

- OR having successfully completed ASO secondary education in Belgium;

- OR having successfully completed one of the following language tests

  • TOEFL: minimum level 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
  • IELTS: minimum level academic module 6,5
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), grade B
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grade C
    For more information and application, visit: Urban Studies Scholarships, Erasmus Mundus Website

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