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Aarhus School of Architecture

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Aarhus School of Architecture

Studies at the Aarhus School of Architecture require a basic artistic, aesthetic, technological and societal understanding. The education is project-oriented and trains students for a wide range of architectural tasks where design qualifications are in demand.

The school places great emphasis on being very active in the development of interdisciplinary cooperation schemes and gives top priority to the training taking place in an international as well as interdisciplinary environment where international students, visiting teachers, and lecturers form part of the research and teaching environment.

The graduates of the school find work within the fields of architecture, design, and planning, as well as within other interdisciplinary environments working with e.g. process, component, and communication design, plus research communication.

What you can study here

International Master in Energy and Green Architecture


In cooperation with THUPDI (Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute) and Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University the Aarhus School of Architecture educates Masters in Energy and Green Architecture (MEGA).

The professional practice master is aimed at professionals with a minumum of two years' experience. MEGA, takes place at Aarhus School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark and at THUPDI, Beijing, China. The MEGA master equals 60 ECTS, which equals 1 year of full time studies or 2 years of studying at half time.

Apart from education sessions, MEGA is based on e-learning, group work via Internet (Skype), literature studies and exercises. 

See the programme for MEGA 2015-17

The master has the following main themes:
  • Energy and sustainable development
  • Green architecture and design
  • Management and personal development
  • Business development and intercultural understanding 

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact Aarhus School of Architecture. Tel.: +45 89 36 02 04, e-mail:

About the Programme

The International Master in Energy and Green Architecture educates architects and similar professional groups to meet the challenges presented by sustainable building in the future, focusing on energy efficiency, sustainable energy, architecture, planning and intercultural understanding.


MEGA's target group consists of architects, engineers and constructors as well as other professions with at least 2 years' professional experience.

The programme admits students with a Bachelor of Architecture (or equivalent) once a year. The application deadline is February 1st, and the programme start is September 1st. To be admitted to this programme, you must pass a selection committee evaluation of your application. The following documentation is required: 
  • A completed Full Degree/ Student/Exchange Student/Guest Student application form
  • Your most recent transcript or diploma
  • A CV
  • A one page personal statement
  • References if any
  • A recent portfolio      
In addition, language test documentation is required in order to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Apply


MEGA is tution based. Tutition for the entire programme: EUR 16076

For Further Information
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

 About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System

More information about the studios we curently offer on our regular master programme.

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Master of Arts in Architecture


Aarhus School of Architecture offers a two-year master programme. The objective of the programme is to educate graduates who can make a professional contribution to the development of architecture. 

On our master programmes you will:
  • gain knowledge and professional insight into working on artistic and academic issues, as well as architecture’s theories, methods and forms of practice.
  • acquire skills for working with artistic and academic methods and tools, mastering the subject’s analysis, dissemination and solution models.
  • get equipped to start a professional career.
On successful completion of a master degree, you are awarded the title: Master of Arts (MA) in Architecture.

Career Opportunities: our master programmes in architecture train you to work professionally as an architect and in the fields of research, artistic development and practice.


Eligibility: Bachelor Degree in Architecture. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture.This means that your school of architecture must be recognised by the national architectural association/body as a degree that leads to a professional qualification as an architect.In addition, the following criteria apply:
  • Applicants must have successfully completed their bachelor studies prior to the start of the programme.
  • Students studying programmes that only lead to master degrees must submit documentation from their school/university that they have/will have completed studies equivalent to a bachelor degree.
  • Applicants whose degree is in a major-minor system, must have their major in architecture. Applicants with a minor in architecture or architectural studies are noteligible.
  • Applicants with bachelor degrees in all other subjects, including design, interior architecture, construction, and engineering, are not eligible for admission.
  • In Denmark, only applicants with bachelor degrees from KADK or Aarhus School of Architecture are eligible for admission.
English proficiency: Minimum requirements for 2015-16: TOEFL PBT (paper-based) score: 575, TOEFL iBT (internet-based) score: 90, IELTS score: 6.5.
Results are only valid for two years, and must be taken within the two years prior to the application deadline.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg Unoiversity directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System
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Nordic Master in Architectural Heritage

The NORDMAK professional study programme focuses on promoting qualified handling and management of our architectural heritage. Students acquire skills in the area’s theory formation, exploration and documentation, in valuation and in strategic heritage management. We call the programme a Nordic master for the reason that the four semester weeks are located in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland respectively.

Participation requires a minimum of two years' professional experience.

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