In line with the integrated approach of the New European Bauhaus (NEB), the NEB Academy embraces a systemic thinking around sustainable construction, aiming to support the transition from an extractive, mineral-based, and fossil fueled construction economy to a regenerative bio-economy and circular system of material reuse.

As a member of NEB Academy and inspired by these values, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is proud to announce the launch of the NEB Academy Scholarships with the aim to create new opportunities for students who aspire to shape the future of architecture, design, urbanism according to the NEB principles.

As a key research and development center for European Commission funded projects, IAAC seeks to support aspiring change-makers across the globe.

The NEB Academy Scholarship will fund qualified applicants who wish to study at IAAC with discounts up to 50% of the tuition fee for the Educational Programmes listed below.

Master in Advanced Architecture – MAA
Master in City & Technology – MaCT
Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings & Biocities – MAEBB
Master in Robotics & Advanced Construction – MRAC
Master in AI for Architecture & the Built Environment – MaAI
Master in Design for Emergent Futures – MDEF
Postgraduate in 3D Printing Architecture – 3DPA

Who can participate?

Candidates who have already applied and been accepted and/or enrolled in one of the Educational Programmes of the Institute are not eligible to participate.

Competition Deadlines

The deadline to apply to the IAAC New European Bauhaus Scholarship is on the 15th of June 2024 – 23:59 (CEST).

Winners will be informed within July 2024 (CEST).

How to Apply

An application to the NEB scholarship is connected to a general application to IAAC. To apply, each candidate should visit the Application Portal, and submit an application to one of the eligible programmes. The application form includes a field applicants must check/tic in order to express their interest in being considered for the scholarship. Please note that applications received after the scholarship application deadline will not be considered for funding.

The full list of mandatory supporting documents to submit for admission to IAAC, and the NEB Academy Scholarships 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.)


Additionally, applicants will be asked to submit a maximum one-page statement of purpose that articulates their understanding of NEB and NEB Academy goals and values, proposing solutions for sustainable construction challenges, and expresses their enthusiasm for regenerative bio-economy.

Throughout their studies, recipients of the NEB Academy Scholarship commit to participate in a task force aimed at supporting the NEB actions, promoted by IAAC.


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.