The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia – IAAC, wants to support the development of new architectural approaches by training professionals to take informed, creative and innovative actions in order to respond to the challenges of today. For this reason, IAAC and its industry collaborators offer a partial scholarship to study in IAAC’s Master in Advanced Architecture which begins in October 2023!

The objective of this initiative is to prepare the new generation of multidisciplinary skilled architects to practice radical architecture that creates positive cultural, environmental and social impact. Using real case studies and in collaboration with the industry, research centres and the European Commission, the scholarship recipient will work on novel architectural proposals through computational design and digital fabrication combined with the advancements from the construction sector, material science, synthetic biology and environmental science among others.

If you have a bachelor’s degree and you are enthusiastic about sustainable, intelligent and responsive architecture, then this is your master’s degree! You have until March 31st to send your scholarship application!

About the Master

The Master in Advanced Architecture revolutionises current architectural approaches and methods, and trains professionals to become the change-makers in the arena of architecture and the built environment towards sustainable and responsive solutions. To do so, the Advanced Architecture follows a “Learning by Doing” and “Design by Research” methodology, allowing to critically think out of the box and materialise novel architectural solutions for the current and future challenges related to the environment, society and to the linear and homogeneous approach in design and building.

Following a multidisciplinary and multi-scalar approach, the programme presents a unique academic structure, where students can create their own customised study agenda, according to their interests and their future career aspirations. Students can choose from a selection of different courses ranging from the territorial to the material scale, combining new technologies, biology, computational design, digital and robotic fabrication, among others.

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:
MAA01: Non-EU: 19.875€ // EU: 16.500€ // Spanish: 9.938€
MAA02: Non-EU: 31.800€ // EU: 26.400€ // Spanish: 15.900€

Duration of the program:
MAA01: 9 Months – From October 2023 to June 2024
MAA02: 18 Months – From October 2023 to June 2025 – Thesis Final Submission: September 2025

Language of the Master:

Submission Deadline:
31st March 2023 – 23:59 (CET)

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 MAA01 or MAA02 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: 31st March 2023 – 23:59 (CET)
Winners announced within 17th April 2023 (CET)

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.