FAQ

Q: What kind of language certificates are accepted for admission?
A: You are asked to proof your active language skills in equivalence to a C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Here, certificates, relevant schooling and/or university studies can serve as documents in support. In dubio (or cases of outdated certification), we recommend to send in actual(ized) proofs.

Q: I have a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies. Can I enroll in URC?
A: Of course, fulfilling the language requirements and convincing in the assessment process, you are invited to consider with us structural and socio-cultural aspects of urbanism in a strong international setting, analyzing transdisciplinarily urban discourses and diversities in Europe and Latin America.

Q: How are the visa regulations for studying URC?
A: This depends on your nationality (vid. specific UNIA information). For instance, if you need a visa for studying in Europe, in accordance with the EU REST Directive, you will not have to apply for further European residence permits for study purposes (namely, Spain and Portugal), but only for Germany, where your and all URC study tracks do start. Once your application has been accepted, we will support your procurement with a corresponding notification, even though we cannot be made responsible for visa or residence permit denials or delays resulting from incomplete documentation, etc. on applicant’s part et al.

Q: Is a general motivation letter required?
A: No, first we ask you to provide the supporting documents for the fulfillment of the prerequisites. In case of an optional application for scholarship support after the passed assessment, you will have to comply with the specific demands of the call (see Application & Admission section).