The Master in Urban Design – Revitalization of Historic City Districts is a postgraduate program for graduates interested in responding to the urgent need in Urban Design for the Revitalization of Historic City Districts.


The following admission requirements apply:

  • Bachelor degree in Architecture, Urban Design, Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Landscape Planning or Landscape Architecture
  • Experience in identifying relevant urban development problems, defining tasks, methods and strategies to solve problems and the ability to design qualified concepts in a traceable way and qualified experiences in defining problems.
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Important Visa Information

According to the experience of recent years, Iranian nationals are presently not able to receive a visa for Egypt. This means that students with Iranian nationality would not be able to attend the mandatory semesters at our partner universities in Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt. Hence, Iranian nationals would be unable to successfully complete their studies. Therefore, we regret to recommend that Iranian nationals not apply for the M.Sc. Urban Design - Revitalization of Historic City Districts, but pursue other master programmes. Update: Recent experience has shown that Syrian nationals may presently also experience difficulties in obtaining a visa for Egypt.

Deadline for applicants with a foreign Master entrance qualification who require a visa:1 June (via uni assist)
Deadline for applicants with a foreign Master entrance qualification who do not require a visa:15 August (via uni assist)
Deadline for applicants with a German Master entrance qualification:31 August (via myBTU)

Applications via uni assist usually open in March. Applications via myBTU usually open in May.

  • Graduates with a foreign Master entry qualification apply via uni assist, an external organisation that conducts the formal evaluation of the candidates’ academic qualifications.
  • Graduates with a German Master entry qualification apply via our university's myBTU application portal.

For more information on the application process, please see the websites of the Admissions and Registrar's Office.


* If these documents are issued in a language other than English or German, certified translations have to be provided in addition to the original language documents.

Additional documents may be required, depending on the application process via uni-assist or myBTU. Please read all information on the respective website carefully!


Thanks to funding provided by the German Federal Foreign Office, through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), we will once again be able to offer scholarships to applicants and enrolled students of Urban Design - Revitalization of Historic City Districts in 2021/2022:

All details are given in the linked calls for applications. Please read them carefully. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Do you have questions about the application process? Check out our "Frequently Asked Questions". You can also find further information and contact details on the websites of the Admissions and Registrar's Office.

Do you have questions about the study programme or the subject-specific admission criteria? You can contact us at urbandesign-ms(at)

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