Architecture Design Studio in Berlin

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Third year BA Architecture students (in the 2019-20 academic year) enrolled on the modules Arch3050 and Arch3051 are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 130 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


The 2019-20 Third Year Studio Project will be based in Berlin for one week, followed by a year long series of projects, run in collaboration with AEDES, The Aedes Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin.

During the visit, the group will be based at their studios and be carrying out a number of projects based on themes including Borders and Territories: Identity in Place, just Living: Housing Models for the Future and the Museum of the 21st Century.

The study visit is augmented by visits to key architecture and urban design sites in the city; set within a city of art, artists and museums (there are more than 170 museums),and importantly for architecture students the city gives the opportunity to study the relationship between historic buildings and modern architecture. This may include visits to exemplary modern and historic buildings, including the Neues Museum, refurbished to great acclaim by David Chipperfield Architects, and the Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind, with studies of Berlin’s distinct districts.

Cultural activities

Whilst in Berlin students will also have free time to explore the diverse history and culture of the city. Recommend sites to visit include taking a tour of the Reichstag (German Parliament), walking around the Holocaust Memorial & Museum, and visiting the East Side Gallery, international memorial for freedom, which is a 1316 m long section of the Berlin Wall.

Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation will be booked by the faculty for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the remaining amount following confirmation of their place. The #DMUglobal bursary will be deducted from the cost of the trip.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the German immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Germany and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Wednesday 31 October 2019
  • Return date: Wednesday 6 November 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £340
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK (£20) and in-country transfers, food & drink, entry fees, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Wednesday 29 May 2019 9am