Want to take part in our Scholarship Competition? Submit a project! 

Each academic programme invites the student to submit a project on a subject related to its syllabus. The information on the competition’s proposal (topic, requirements and format) for each academic programme is detailed on their website sections:

Master in Advanced Architecture – MAA01

Project brief:  

Digital Sustainable Architecture“What kind of computational and digital manufacturing can be imagined for sustainability in architecture?” – Submit a pdf file, A3 format, 3 pages max (max 8MB) containing: a short description in English of the project and the strategy/rationale behind the proposal.

 More details here

Master in City & Technology – MaCT01

Project brief:

Big Data Urbanism – Participants are asked to use Big Data as a tool which informs an urban planning and/or urban design proposal for a city of their choice. Submit a pdf file, A3 format, 3 pages max (max 8MB) containing: a short description in English of the project and the strategy/rationale behind the proposal.

More details here

Master in Robotics & Advanced Construction – MRAC

Project brief:

How the new technology can shape the construction industry? – Submit a single A4 sheet answering the question or analyzing a specific technological tool that you may think can revolutionize the building sector.

More details here

Master in Design for Emergent Futures – MDEF

Project brief:

“2050 – Tales from the Future” – Submit a science fiction story of 1000 words and illustrate with an image the future of anything (food, work, mobility, humanity, health, manufacturing, entertainment, tourism… anything).

 More details here

Master in Advanced Ecological Buildings – MAEB

Project brief:

“Ecology for Media” – Submit a short film (2-10 minutes) and a short essay (800 words maximum) explaining a vision, a social initiative or a proposal about the world to come linked to the ecological principles of the future cities.

More details here

Open Thesis Fabrication – OTF

Project brief:

What is your vision for a 3d printed architecture?” – Submit a single A4 sheet answering the question.

More details here

To apply, the candidates should complete the Scholarship Application Form and upload their projects in there.

Who can participate?

In order to participate, candidates interested in the Scholarship Competition must:

  • Hold a first-level academic diploma or Bachelor degree, or about to graduate within the academic year 2018/19.
  • Have a full proficient level in English.
  • Having accomplished the full application to a IAAC’s Master*

*Please note that in order for your scholarship application to be considered as valid, you must apply first through IAAC’s regular application process and follow the instructions described in this link. If you already are an applicant, then send an email to the Applications Coordinator ([email protected]) to communicate that you are participating in the scholarship competition as well.

Competition Details

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia announces every year a Scholarship Competition giving our master’s applicants the chance to win any of the 3 partial scholarships covering 50%, 30%, 20% of the tuition fee of each IAAC’s academic programme (18 scholarships in total).

Competition Deadlines

Start date: 17th January – 00:00 (CET)
End date: 28th February – 23:59 (CET)

The Selection Committee

The Jury will be integrated by master programme Directors, faculty and special guests and professionals coming from the different topics to be addressed by the 6 competitions.  

Winners Announcement

The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia will release the name of the winners on its official website in March 2019.