The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Academic Year 2024-25. IAAC is a multidisciplinary educational and research center, offering opportunities for students from around the world, with a broad spectrum of educational programs spanning from Advanced Architecture, Urbanism, Artificial Intelligence, Future Cities, and Robotic Construction to Digital Fabrication, Design, and Self-sufficient Buildings.

IAAC offers one and two-year programmes in these topics, with a focus on the possibilities that arise from emergent technologies, and the cultural, economic, environmental and social values that architecture and design can contribute to society. Join IAAC in Barcelona and live the experience of studying in the World Capital of Innovation and Technology, or choose an online Master and be part of its virtual, multicultural and diverse community!

Application Portal and Guide

After registering on the Application Portal, applicants will be given access to a personal page, where submission and payment can be completed at any time, allowing you to save your progress, and continue at a later moment, both for document submission and payment processes.

In addition to that, IAAC is pleased to offer prospective students a comprehensive, step-by-step Application Guide, describing all phases of the Application Process and our selection criteria to help solving any concerns that may arise.

Funding Opportunities and Scholarships 

Every year, IAAC provides generous scholarships and financial aid options to its applicants as part of its dedication to assisting individuals interested in pursuing education through its programmes. IAAC is committed to promoting diversity in education, and this year, is pleased to introduce two significant private funds.

The Women in Tech Fund strives to bridge the gender gap in the technology sector, empowering individuals who identify as women to pursue tech-related fields, while the Colette Fund offers support to the emerging generation of architects from the African region specialising in additive manufacturing with natural materials.

Are you interested in knowing more about IAAC?

If you are willing to continue your postgraduate studies at IAAC, participate in the first Online Open Day of this Academic Year. On Thursday, 23rd of November 2023 you will have the chance to discover IAAC facilities, hear about the Educational Programmes and meet our Directors and Faculty.

Still unsure about which programme to choose, and willing to learn more? Attend the Open Day and get real insight into the content of your preferred Master’s, along with the career opportunities it will bring.

Explore IAAC’s Educational Programmes


Master in Advanced Architecture – MAA

The Master in Advanced Architecture (MAA), a 1 or 2-year programme, revolutionises the current architectural approaches by combining design with science and trains professionals to develop pioneer multidisciplinary solutions for the built environment.


Master in City & Technology – MaCT

The Master in City & Technology (MaCT), a 1 or 2-years programme, is a multidisciplinary programme at the intersection of data science and urbanism, oriented towards redefining the analysis, planning, and design of twenty-first-century cities and beyond.


Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities – MAEBB

The Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) is an immersive programme focused on the design of a new generation of buildings and cities, capable to respond to the planet’s emerging climate challenges.


Master in Design for Emergent Futures – MDEF

The Master in Design for Emergent Futures (MDEF), a 1 or 2-years programme, is a multidisciplinary design programme which focuses on turning ideas into actions to transform the state of society, using practical design processes to approach large-scale challenges.


Master in Robotics & Advanced Construction – MRAC

The Master in Robotics & Advanced Construction (MRAC), a 1 or 2-years programme, trains a new generation of interdisciplinary professionals on the emerging design and market opportunities arising from novel robotic and advanced manufacturing systems.

Master in AI for Architecture & the Built Environment

The Master in AI for Architecture & the Built Environment (MaAI), a 1 or 2-year programme, is oriented towards leading the charge in decarbonising human activities and crafting a more resilient future for our planet through an innovative curriculum deeply rooted in AI applications.

3D Printing Architecture Postgraduate Programme – 3DPA

The Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture (3DPA) explores the field of additive manufacturing of sustainable architecture, by engaging with robotic manufacturing, material research and performance-based design.


Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design – MaCAD

The Master in Advanced Computation for Architecture & Design (MaCAD) is an online programme providing expertise in the application of the latest softwares for computational design, simulation, analysis and optimisation of digital data in architecture.


Maestría Online en Ciudades: El Urbanismo Próximo – MOeC

La Maestría Online en Ciudades: El Urbanismo Próximo (MOeC) es una maestría centrada en los grandes retos contemporáneos en torno al concepto de ciudad como el más complejo sistema dinámico inventado por la humanidad.

Master in Design for Distributed Innovation – MDDI

The Master in Design for Distributed Innovation (MDDI) is a distributed learning programme focused on the intersection of design, technology, ecosystems and communities to improve interspecies wellbeing. It connects a global community of changemakers with local innovators in order to address complex challenges.

Postgraduate diploma in FAB ACADEMY BCN

The Fab Academy is a digital fabrication programme directed by Neil Gershenfeld of MIT’s Center For Bits and Atoms and focused on a personal fabrication – prototyping your ideas into products.

Postgraduate diploma in FABRICADEMY

The Fabricademy is an intensive programme at the intersection of digital fabrication, textiles and biology which encourages students to rethink industrial processes regarding textile production.

Feel free to contact us at [email protected] should you have any doubts about the process.