Master in Architecture and Urban Planning in Mediterranean Environment

As of the academic year 2013/2014, the University of Split will be providing a new graduate course of study of architecture in the English language, granting the students the degree of Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning in Mediterranean Environment. The university study of architecture at the University of Split has existed since 2003, in the meantime winning international recognition, establishing an extensive collaboration with a number of universities in Europe (Zürich, Winterthur, Aachen, Madrid, etc) and Japan (Tokyo). It has become a distinguished study programme of architecture due to the excellent skills in individual disciplines, such as architectural design, urban planning and heritage preservation, as well as to the successful endeavour of combining them into multidisciplinary competencies.

The historical core of Split, dominated by the renowned Diocletian's Palace, has been as a unique historical site in its entirety included in the cultural heritage under the protection of UNESCO.


The programme is aimed at enabling the students to competently solve complex architectural tasks in an exceptionally demanding Mediterranean environment. Design and planning tasks motivate the students to face the problems of architectural practice in the sensitive natural coastal environment, as well as the inherited historical context and the authority of the spatial criteria and requirements. It also encourages the students to take a critical attitude and to develop specific designing skills in order to successfully rise up to developmental challenges.

Program Description

Theoretical and multidisciplinary supports are ensured by a series of modules in which diverse factors participate in this creative process. This master's degree is worth 120 ECTS credits (870 hours) and takes 2 years of studying, Monday through Friday. During this time, it is strongly recommended a full-time dedication in order to develop and complete practical work. Participants will develop their design skills through an intensive series of workshops and complete their theoretical knowledge in speciality seminars. At the end of the master, the students must present a degree's final work (Master's Thesis).

The program is eminently practical and structured in Workshops and Specialities, plus a final Master's Thesis. All workshops and specialities are mandatory in order to receive the Diploma.

The study is characterized by work in small groups, a motivating and competitive atmosphere, individualized approach, and an intensive collaboration with mentors. The programme also includes, as its integral component, field trips to the locations situated along the Croatian coast (Dubrovnik, Zadar, Šibenik, and the nearby islands).


Architects from all nations willing to increase their knowledge and research field in architectural design and urban planning in a Mediterranean environment, and are able to demonstrate good skills developing projects in the time given, are invited to enrol our selection process. The minimum number of applicants is 15 (enrolment quota).


The master program addresses candidates holding at least Bachelor's Degree (first cycle, 6th EQF level, minimum 180 ECTS credits or equivalent) in architecture and urban planning.

Prospective students should have sufficient knowledge of English (knowledge level B1 of the Common European Framework CEF).

Admission is subject to an assessment of candidates’ achievements and educational background.

Tuition fee

  • For EU/EEA Students regular fees are equal to €4000 per year.
  • For Non-EU Students regular fees are equal to €5000 per year.

(FGAG will not reimburse the partial or complete payment of the fee if the admitted participant gives up his/her place in the program.)

Application process

Apply for Master of Science in Architecture (Architecture and Urban Planning in Mediterranean Environment) by filling out and submitting the online application form. Before you apply online, make sure that the documents described on this page are ready for uploading.

Required documents (1):

  • Photocopies of academic diploma(s)(2)(translated into English)
  • Certified academic transcript(s) (translated into English)
  • Curriculum Vitae + Portfolio
  • Motivation Letter
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Results of an English knowledge test (if applicable)

(1) Only PDF, Word/.doc and JPEG files will be accepted.

(2) In case you have not yet obtained your BSc degree and you are in the last year of your study, please attach a statement of your university confirming that you are in the last year of your studies and stating that you are expected to graduate before October 2014.

Application deadlines

Deadlines for an application depend on whether you are EU/EEA or Non-EU student. Non-EU students may apply until 15th of July (due to the visa requirements) and EU/EEA students may apply until 1st of September. Non-EU students will be notified about their acceptance until 1st of August with further instructions.

Final enrolment list will be made on 15th of September according to the assessment of candidates’ achievements and educational background, and all further information will be sent to accepted candidates. Also, every candidate that did not make it to the enrolment list will be properly notified.

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Oct 2019
4 semesters
4,000 EUR
(per year) - EU/EEA Students; €5000 (per year) - Non-EU Students
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