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International Master of Landscape Architecture (Master's)

… which is all about "finding practical solutions for global challenges and make living together in a city or in the countryside sustainable."

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At a glance

Academic qualification

Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)

Duration of studies

3 semesters (90 ECTS)

Depending on the entry qualification, additional work may need to be carried out, which increases the duration of the course to a total of four semesters (120 ECTS).

Language of instruction

The language of instruction on the IMLA degree programme is English. An English-language certificate to level B2 (CEFR) is required for the application.

Non-German-speaking students also receive instruction in German in preparation for the practical semester. A German-language certificate to level A2 (CEFR) must be presented by the end of the first year of study.


Alternates annually between Weihenstephan (Bavaria) and Nürtingen (Baden-Württemberg)

Programme start date

Every year in the summer semester (March) of the year following the closing date for applications.

The closing date for applications is 15 November. The application process for both locations is carried out centrally through the Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Business and the Environment using the uni-assist online portal. Information is available at:

Admission requirements

Admission is decided through a selection process. The admissions requirements for the IMLA master's degree programme are as follows:

  • proof of completion of a degree or Diplom programme in landscape architecture, landscape planning, landscape construction, landscape construction and management, architecture, urban and spatial planning and development, or equivalent degree programmes degree from a German higher education institution or an equivalent degree from a university abroad
  • degree with an above-average final grade (2.5 or better on the German grading scale)
  • successful completion of the selection procedure based on the following criteria: focus of the first academic programme; average grade in the first academic programme; nature of final dissertation in the first academic programme; and the resulting expertise and experience acquired in respect of landscape architecture and spatial development.

Tuition and semester fees

The IMLA programme is free of tuition for all EU citizens.
Non-EU citizens are required to pay a tuition fee of € 750 per semester.

In addition, there are moderate administrative fees for all students (EU and non-EU citizens) of approximately € 150 per semester. The amount varies depending on the location of studies.

Weihenstephan semester fees | Nürtingen registration fee

Course content

This challenging degree programme that looks to the future comprises the following practice-based subject specialisms: projects; international planning and design; planning and project management; information technologies in planning and design; and planning and design methods. The result is the provision of high-quality education and training. The education and training are closely tailored to the needs of employers and provide the necessary expertise and skills for scientific work within the discipline.

The IMLA has strong practical relevance. External specialists in the fields of management and digital planning methods play an integrated role in the teaching or are called upon to act as guest critics for project work. The entire team has excellent subject and teaching qualifications.

The IMLA is aimed at graduates in landscape architecture or related disciplines such as spatial and environmental planning, urban and metropolitan planning, architecture, or equivalent education and training with planning and spatial relevance.

The IMLA focuses on current aspects of landscape architecture, also from an international perspective. The current focus is on landscape architecture in periurban spaces.

The International Master of Landscape Architecture degree programme, first accredited in 2004, was one of the first master's degree programmes to be accredited in the German-speaking world. With accreditation in accordance with the standards of the German Accreditation Agency for Study Programmes in Architecture and Planning (ASAP), the IMLA degree programme complies with the European-wide guidelines of the EFLA Education Policy Document and the worldwide guidelines of the UNESCO/UIA Charter of Architectural Education.

In addition to the bachelor's degree programmes, the Department Landscape Architecture of Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences in collaboration with the Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Business and the Environment offers the IMLA (International Master of Landscape Architecture) master's degree programme, which is conducted in English.

For further information, go to the IMLA homepage:



Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf
Fakultät Landschaftsarchitektur
Am Hofgarten 6
85354 Freising

T +49 8161 71-3657
F +49 8161 71-5114

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Study and examination regulations

  • Studien- und Prüfungsordnung 2019Joint study and examination regulations of Nürtingen-Geislingen University of Business and the Environment and Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences for the master’s degree programme International Master of Landscape Architecture (IMLA) as of: 13/02/2019