For students from abroad, studying landscape architecture in Germany offers great opportunities for a green career.
Landscape architects combine know-how from many disciplines. Enthusiasm for design and aesthetics, comprehensive knowledge of plants and building materials, familiarity with our cultural landscapes, and scientific and technical competence.
The strength and unique selling point of our profession lies in the outstanding combination of ecology and technology with creativity and aesthetics.
Prof. Stephan Lenzen
President of the bdla
This unique mix makes landscape architects sought-after experts in planning offices, companies, environmental and urban planning offices. Exciting degree programs prepare students for this.
English-language courses of study
Some universities offer special English-language degree programs:
One profession, many thematic focuses
Anyone considering studying landscape architecture in Germany is spoiled for choice. Fourteen universities offer a considerable range of degree programs. These courses cover many topics such as climate adaptation, design, ecology, open space development or environmental planning.
After completing a six- to eight-semester bachelor's degree, students have the option of either entering professional practice directly or continuing their education in a master's degree program. Only those who choose a recognized course of study can later work as landscape architects and register with the Chamber of Architects. Information about studies and career opportunities can also be found in the article "The fascination of studies".
Further information on applying for studies, scholarships or legal regulations:
- German Academic Exchange Service DAAD
- Study in Germany SIG
- bdla working group on education
- German Federal Foreign Office
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