Application & Admission

Please apply via the VIBS portal with a tabular CV and short motivation letter, uploading certificates and proofs for the following prerequisites:

  • General Higher Education Entrance Qualification
  • BA Degree above average (or higher) in Geography, Literary/Cultural Studies, Sociology, Applied Linguistics, Ethnology, History, Political Science, Urbanism, Space & Urban Planning, Architecture, Design or similar
  • Language Skills (CEFR): English C1 and Spanish C1 or Portuguese C1

Applicants who fulfill these formal requisites, based on their submitted certificates and proofs of language skills, will be invited to an online assessment.

In the online assessment center we will check, if the formal skills, competencies, and knowledge of each applicant are sufficient for studying succesfully the international study program in four semesters, concentrating on the following criteria fields:

  • Intercultural Competencies
  • Communication Skills
  • Interdisciplinary Skills
  • Urban & Socio-Cultural Knowledge (Europe & Latin America)

Applicants who achieved a minimum of 30 (of maximum 60) Assessment Points are admitted as URC students and will be invited to apply for scholarship support based on a respective Call.

Upon availability, each year a call for scholarships will be published, reserved to admitted URC students, where they will be invited to apply for scholarship support, sending in a commitment letter, certificates, and proofs for the following scholarship criteria:

  • Assessment Score
  • Graduation
  • Language Skills
  • Study Experience Abroad
  • Project Experience
  • Voluntary Work
  • Special Consideration

Based on their assessment score and the submitted documentation for their scholarship application, applicants will be ranked (maximum score: 130) and accordingly offered scholarship support upon availability.

Please consider that for scholarship application more documents will be required than for general application. Also, applicants will have to comply with the specific scholarship call (and therefore should not send an ‘omnium gatherum’).

Independently of a scholarship, all admitted applicants can also matriculate as
self-funding students and start their URC studies in Augsburg in October.