Top 10 Architecture Schools in Germany

Germany’s educational infrastructure is utilizing the full potential of the available resources and it is a leading country in providing the best academic education as well as being professional at the same time. Germany is providing a lot of opportunities to the students from all over the world, while also offering low cost or no tuition fee options to students who want to earn a diploma in many prospective fields. Students who wish to join the field of architecture have a lot of universities to choose from, depending on their requirements. As Architecture is a growing career path – in order to find the right job, one has to make the right choices to join the correct school.

According to the information provided by studying-in-germanytopuniversities, edu-council and studylands, the following list was compiled, keeping in mind the quality of education, ranking, staff, infrastructure and expenses.

1. RWTH Aachen University

Founded in 1880, the Faculty of Architecture is now placed in an old museum building which comprises of 22 chairs, Art History and Structural design courses as well. As the quality of education is really high, so the standard requirements of getting enrolled is very high, which is why only 1,500 students are currently studying in the faculty.

2. Technical University of Munich

Situated in a remote region of Bavarian, TUM’s Department of Architecture is the only university educational institution in that area. With over 170 teaching professionals relevant to the field, the faculty is comprised of 1,200 students. The Faculty has been known to provide the top of line education, while also providing job opportunities to graduating students. The University owns merit prizes in the field of Architecture such as:

  • Deutscher Architekturpreis – German Prize for Architecture
  • Deutscher Städtebaupreis – German Urban Planning Prize
  • European Architecture + Technology Award
  • Mies-van-der-Rohe Prize
  • RIBA Award

3. ABK Stuttgart

Strength of only 850 students overall, the Stuttgart Academy of Art and Design has been providing the best education since the year it was founded, 1761. Located in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg the University excels in providing the remarkable educational facilities in fine art and design.

4. Stuttgart University

Having over 16 institutes nowadays, the Stuttgart University and the Faculty of Architecture links back to the 19th century. The renovation was done in the 20th century to make it follow the modern architecture, by including the field of Urban Planning which improved the quality of education and ranking of the institute tenfold.

5. Bauhaus – Weimar University

The Faculty of Architecture has been combined with the faculties of Art and Design, Civil and media to invoke a new idea of stepping into the market of today. The priority of the institute is to create open minded architects who can not only imagine buildings but also be able to survive the harsh atmosphere of the market. The institute has a list of 30 international partners for student exchange, which makes it more multicultural and also teaches the true meaning of being architects.

6. Technical University Dresden

The trademark of the Faculty of Architecture is the combination between Architecture and Landscape, which is very rarely found in any state of Germany. The university is well known for their practice related teaching methods and new areas of research. The strong suite of the University is that they don’t concentrate on the theoretical courses but also the practice excursions so that the students can understand first hand how the market is.

7. Technical University Dortmund

The combination of nature with technology is the joining point of the university which was founded in 1968. TU has established unique prospects of choices in the fields of natural science, architecture and engineering. Over 3,200 international students from over 100 countries are currently studying in the university, which has increased the quality of education.

8. Leibniz Hannover University

An institute that started with only 64 students, has now crossed the mark of 22,000 students becoming the fastest growing university in Germany, in courses ranging from Architecture, Engineering, Law, Humanities and Economics. To become a successful architect, one needs a little information on everything as the motto of the faculty suggests. Located in the North of Germany, the institute provided wide research programs in Architecture and Environmental planning.

9. Brandenburg University of Technology

Located in the Federal State of Brandenburg, the second largest university in the state comprises of 9,000 students. The teaching style of the university is quite different than other universities, by having transition paths between different of courses. As compared to other universities throughout Germany, Brandenburg is a young and small university, which also initiates a sort of communication between the students and professors who they know by name. International recognition also boosts the quality of education which allows students from over 100 different countries to come and study, provided with the state of the art technology and education system. “The Faculty of Architecture has been offering ZEFA-accredited Bachelor’s (BA) and Master’s (MA) degrees since 2002, and was subsequently approved as a course provider by the Ministry of Science, Research and Culture (MFWK) in Brandenburg.”

10. Wuppertal University

Situated in a metropolitan area, the university looks back to 100 years of tradition and history. The university offers new and dynamic lifestyle for the students, while also providing quality education in all fields including Architecture. Due to the connections of the university with the firms, the students are offered jobs as soon as they are about to graduate, while keeping the standard of education higher and in not breaking the traditions since it was founded.

By: Muhammad Umair Siddiqui

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