International Programmes 2021/2022

Architectural and Cultural Heritage Architectural and Cultural Heritage

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences • Dessau-Roßlau

Master of Arts
Teaching language
  • English

English 100%

Programme duration
4 semesters
Winter and summer semester
More information on beginning of studies

The winter semester starts in the first week of October, and the summer semester starts in the first week of April.

Application deadline

15 March to 15 July for the following  winter semester
15 September to 15 January for the following summer semester

Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Combined Master's degree / PhD programme
Joint degree / double degree programme

The programme uses the strength of the surrounding region and benefits from its advantages. Students will be trained in the philosophy and analysis of monumental heritage sites.
Design and technical details of protection are taught with the help of UNESCO monuments in the region. In addition to these regional examples, students will gain an international perspective on monumental preservation.
The programme includes practical elements and field trips.

Course organisation

Basics of Architectural Theory
European Building History
Research Methods and Practice
Architectural Drawing and Surveying
Inorganic Building Materials
Organic Building Materials
Garden and Landscape Planning
Urban Planning

Cultural Heritage I
Cultural Heritage II
Archaeology, Conservation, Curation and Restoration I
Archaeology, Conservation, Curation and Restoration II
Landscape, Cityscape, Urbanism I
Landscape, Cityscape, Urbanism II
History and Contemporary Concerns I
History and Contemporary Concerns II
Building Construction I
Building Construction II
Computer Techniques I
Computer Techniques II
Tourism and Management I
Tourism and Management II
Presentation and Communication
General and Interdisciplinary Studies I
General and Interdisciplinary Studies II
German I
German II
German III
Technical English I
Technical English II

Master's Thesis

International elements
  • International guest lecturers
  • Projects with partners in Germany and abroad
  • International comparisons and thematic reference to the international context
Course-specific, integrated German language courses
Course-specific, integrated English language courses
Tuition fees per semester in EUR
Semester contribution

86 EUR

Costs of living

720 EUR

Funding opportunities within the university
Academic admission requirements

Students need a minimum of a three- to five-year Bachelor's degree in architecture, which must be recognised in Germany. Bachelor's degree holders in disciplines such as archaeology, art history, geography, civil engineering, history, planning and surveying, design, interior design, or students interested in the preservation of monuments are also accepted. Candidates may also be admitted based on relevant work experience.

Language requirements

The programme is conducted in English. Students must demonstrate adequate language skills according to TOEFL examination standards or equivalent. Knowledge of German is not required but is offered as an elective course to provide interested students with the possibility to learn the language of the host country.

Application deadline

15 March to 15 July for the following  winter semester
15 September to 15 January for the following summer semester

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Possibility of finding part-time employment

Limited possibilities: Non-EU students should be aware that student visas entail strict regulations regarding work. The university does not offer jobs. There are, however, numerous job options in the city. Language tutors are in high demand.

Internships are possible during semester holidays only.


Accommodation near the campus is offered by the Studentenwerk Halle / Student Services. The Studentenwerk works together with the university, but it is an independent institution. In order to reserve a room, the application should be sent as soon as possible.
Student Services runs an online application portal for student housing. Only online applications are accepted and need to be submitted to

Apartment and room shares are also available, but it will take time and effort to find something appropriate, so please plan ahead. No guaranteed accommodation is available.

Specific specialist or non-specialist support for international students and doctoral candidates
  • Welcome event
  • Buddy programme

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences

The university is located close to the Bauhaus on a small campus right outside the main train station. Workshops, a cafeteria, studios, and lecture halls as well as seminar rooms are equipped with up-to-date technology.

University location

The Bauhaus Dessau is embedded in parks of classicism. It is a small town with plenty of green spaces. Berlin, Magdeburg, Halle, and Leipzig are located just an hour's train ride away. The state of Saxony-Anhalt, where the city is located, is rich in cultural, heritage-protected sites of all periods of construction.