During the Master in Architecture at the Academy of Architecture, you will learn how to find and promote your own position within the broad field of architecture. The concurrency education model, a proven combination of study and work experience, inspired guest lecturers from the field and the small-scale and international study programme in the center of the city, offers all the tools you need to develop into a fully-fledged architect, so that you can blossom into an inspiring spatial artist with your own architectural signature, who is fully equipped to play a central role in the design process. At the Academy of Architecture, you will be trained to be an architect who dares to stick his or her neck out and who is prepared to look further than the world he or she already knows. You see opportunities, can inspire others, dare to make choices and know how to integrate these so that the whole is more than the sum of the parts.

Interdisciplinary and international

Architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture are independent disciplines but are inextricably linked with each other at the same time. The Amsterdam Academy of Architecture is the only Dutch design study programme that offers these three spatial disciplines in combination. By focusing on the essence and skills of your profession and, at the same time, partly working in interdisciplinary groups, you will be prepared for an integrated professional practice in the current field of work, where there is an increasing demand for your specific design skills within blurring boundaries. Working within an international context is also becoming increasingly important. The Academy also maintains an active network of foreign study programmes, through which students and lecturers are exchanged on a small scale, and is a member of the European Association of Architectural Education (EAAE).

Inspiring environment

The Amsterdam Academy of Architecture is a small-scale study programme in the center of the city. All the elements of the urban landscape that are studied and taught here can be recognized in the context that surrounds us. In this way, the city becomes your laboratory, as a social structure, historical artwork, and enduring design assignment. At the same time, the work of the students is also valuable to the city itself. Through the designs that the Academy places on the agenda and the designs that the students make, we create a parallel reality time and time again, which can hold its own in terms of the power of expression.

‘This study deals with the foundation and core of the profession of architect: designing. In addition, we ensure that you are informed about current developments and capable of reacting to them. The standard of the projects is surprisingly high – the students give me goose bumps with their graduation work each year.’

Jan-Richard Kikkert, head of the Master in Architecture

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for 2019-2020:

  • The tuition fees for EEA, Swiss and Surinam 4-year master students will be € 2.128 per year.
  • The tuition fees for non-EEA 4-year master students will be € 8.300 per year.
  • The tuition fees for guest students or free movers (European and non-European) will be € 4.150 per semester.


  • Every student (1st to 3rd year) is obliged to pay an annual contribution of ± € 30 for course materials.
  • Holland Tour in June for 1st year students (± € 250)


  • Excursion for second and third year students (± € 700)
  • Project abroad (± € 500)
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Last updated March 7, 2019
This course is Campus based
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Sep 2019
4 years
2,128 EUR
- for EEA, Swiss and Surinam student; 8300 EUR - for non-EEA student
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