The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), wants to support the development of the field of urbanism, urban planning, and urban design by advancing technologies for the formation of the future urban environments. For this reason, IAAC and its industry collaborators offer a partial scholarship to study in IAAC’s Master in City & Technology which begins in October 2023!

The objective of this initiative is to prepare the new professionals and urban technologists for the creation of applied visions and urban design solutions responding to the current environmental, economic and social challenges. Using real case studies and in collaboration with the industry, city administrations and the European Commission, the scholarship recipient will work on cities through the creation of responsive, decentralised, productive, digital and hyper-connected systems.

If you have a bachelor’s degree and you are enthusiastic about urbanism, data-science, and urban technologies, then this is your master’s degree! You have until March 31st to send your scholarship application!

About the Master

IAAC’s Master in City & Technology is a unique program oriented towards redefining the analysis, planning, and design of twenty-first-century cities and beyond. The program offers expertise in the design of digitally enhanced, ecological and human-centered urban environments by intersecting the disciplines of urbanism and data science. Taking place in Barcelona, the capital of urbanism, the Master in City & Technology is training the professionals that city administrations, governments, industries, and communities need, to transform the urban environment in the era of big data.

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:
MaCT01: Non-EU: 19.875€ // EU: 16.500€ // Spanish: 9.938€
MaCT02: Non-EU: 31.800€ // EU: 26.400€ // Spanish: 15.900€

Duration of the program:
MaCT01: 9 Months – From October 2023 to June 2024
MaCT02: 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 MaCT01 or MaCT02 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.