The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), wants to support the study of the design, development and implementation of a new wave of buildings, prototypes, technologies and design solutions of true ecological value that can be extended systematically to be part of the next urban future. For this reason, IAAC and Visoren offer a partial scholarship to study in IAAC’s Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities which begins in October 2023!

The objective of this initiative is to prepare the new professionals interested in leading the design of ecological buildings worldwide responding to the current environmental, economic and social challenges.

If you have a bachelor’s degree and you are enthusiastic about ecological buildings, thermodynamic systems, and self-sufficient environments, then this is your master’s degree! You have until April 15th to send your scholarship application!

About the Master

The Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings and Biocities (MAEBB) focus on learning how to design and build a new generation of buildings and cities to respond to the planet’s emerging climate challenges. The program is carried out in Valldaura Labs, in Barcelona, a 135 He property located in the Collserola forest. Here, students will live and work surrounded  by nature while using the most advanced technologies and design techniques in the pursuit of what is also IAAC’s long term initiative, to create self-sufficient and ecological environments.

Who can participate?

In order to participate, candidates interested in the Industry Scholarship must fulfill the Eligibility Criteria as described in the IAAC Guide for Applicants.

Description of the Scholarship

Industry Scholarship Award:
20%, 30% and 50% Partial Scholarships on the tuition fee.
Normal tuition fee for non-scholarship positions is:
MAEBB01: Non-EU: 32.950€ // EU: 28.900€ // Spanish: 21.025€
MAEBB02: Non-EU: 40.900€ // EU: 35.500€ // Spanish: 25.000€

Duration of the program:
MAEBB01: 11 months – From October 2023 to August 2024
MAEBB02: 18 months – From October 2023 to March 2025

Language of the Master:

Submission Deadline:
15th April 2023 – 23:59 (CEST)

How to apply for the scholarship?

To apply, each candidate should visit the Application Portal, register their profile, and fill out the IAAC Industry Scholarships form. In the programme selection they should select either MAEBB01 or MAEBB02 as their programme of interest and then proceed to fill out the necessary personal information as well as uploading the mandatory supporting documents.

The full list of mandatory supporting documents to submit for the Industry Scholarship are the following:

1) Letter of intent written in English
2) A Portfolio showcasing samples of your work in English
3) CV (Curriculum Vitae/ Resume).
4) Two letters of recommendation written in English
5) A scanned copy of your bachelor’s diploma.
6) A copy of your valid passport (or I.D. if you are a citizen of a member state of the EU.)

Important: A 50€ Application fee (non-refundable) is to be paid to submit your application.

For more detailed information on the Supporting Documents listed above please consult the IAAC Guide for Applicants.

Competition Deadlines

Submission Deadline: 15th April 2023 – 23:59 (CEST)
Winners announced within 21st April 2023 (CEST)

Selection and Evaluation Process

Once an application is received, the Admissions Coordinator will start reviewing the submitted applications to check whether they meet all eligibility requirements. Once the eligibility check is completed, Applicants will be informed of the outcome by email.

For more information refer to the IAAC Guide for Applicants.

The Selection Committee

The Jury will be integrated by master programme Directors, faculty and special guests and professionals coming from IAAC’s Industry Partners network.