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The Faculty of Architecture currently maintains partnerships with fellow architectural faculties at the following universities:
Free University of Varna (Bulgaria)
Strasbourg School of Architecture (France)
University of Brescia (Italy)
University of Calabria (Italy)
University of Venice (Italy)
University of Udine (Italy)
University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz (Liechtenstein)
Crakow University of Technology (Poland)
Silesian University of Technology (Poland)
Gdansk University of Technology (Poland)
Technical University of Lodz (Poland)
Wroclaw University of Technology (Poland)
Hochschule für Technik und Architektur Luzern (Switzerland)
Universidad de Granada (Spain)
Universidad de Las Palmas (Spain)
Universidad de Sevilla (Spain)
Students are given the opportunity to spend between one and four semesters studying at one of the partner universities within the context of the European ERASMUS programme. Each year, 10-15 students from Italy, Poland and Spain come to Germany to study architecture at the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences.
Please click on the »incoming« and »outgoing« buttons for more information.
The binational German-Polish course of Architektur / Architektura at Hochschule Lausitz (FH) in Cottbus and Paňstwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Nysie (PWSZ) in Nysa is a bachelor study course with a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture and an Inżynier Architekt degree. Upon application, up to 30 credit points (CP) from the binational study course can be credited toward a Master’s degree course at Hochschule Lausitz (FH).
The study course comprises seven semesters and 210 credit points (European Credit Transfer System). The first three semesters must be completed at the home university. The students from PWSZ Nysa will come to Cottbus for the fourth semester and study together with the students of Hochschule Lausitz (FH). The students of Hochschule Lausitz (FH) begin their semester abroad in Nysa in the fifth semester. For the sixth semester the students from Nysa will return to Poland and continue their studies at PWSZ. Students will have a free choice concerning where to complete the seventh semester.
Outline of Course of Study – Semesters 1-7
The curriculum is organised into fundamental, intermediary, and advanced levels and is subdivided into three core modules, as well as a supplemental module and a workshop module.
In the core modules, you will acquire practical and theoretical knowledge and skills in architecture. These modules are thematically organised as Design and Urban Planning (M1), Design and Culture (M2), and Technology and Construction (M3). Parallel to these modules, you will practice your skills in small design and construction tasks in workshop modules (M5). In the supplemental module (M4) you will acquire language and soft skills.
During the first year of study (fundamental) the three core modules (M1-M3) focus on the basic phenomena of structural shells, spaces and surfaces, which will be considered in terms of formal design, cultural history, and technical construction.
During the second year of study (intermediary), the modules focus on aspects of interior spaces, presentation, and technical issues in construction. Each module is followed by a design project. In the second half of the fourth semester, a three-month practice phase will begin in selected architecture firms in Germany and abroad.
During the third year of study (semesters 5-6), you will be at our partner university in Nysa, Poland, studying with Polish students whom you will already have met during the fourth semester in Cottbus. The seventh semester is completed with an exam for a bachelor degree. You may complete the exam either in Nysa or in Cottbus.
Downloads for students who will begin their studies in Cottbus:
Download module sheets – beginning in Cottbus
1st Semester: › M1-M3 › M4 › M5
2nd Semester: › M1-M3 › M4 › M5
3rd Semester: › M1-M3 › M4 › M5
4th Semester: › M1-M3 › M4 › M5
5th Semester: › M1-M3 › M4
6th Semester: › M1-M3 › M4
7th Semester: › M1-M3 › M4 › M5
Downloads for students who will begin their studies in Nysa:
Download module sheets – beginning in Nysa
You will find additional information in the course and exam regulations (download) or in the course guidance office of the Bi-National Bachelor Course in Architecture/Architektura:
Sebastian Hettchen, Dipl.-Ing.
Tel. 0355 – 5818-536 | e-mail
We are always happy to welcome students from our partner universities who wish to come and study at our university via the ERASMUS programme.
We would advise you to consult the contact individuals at your university, who will be able to provide you with all the essential information, in the first instance.
We would ask those individuals wishing to apply to study architecture at the Lausitz University of Applied Sciences to send us a completed application form.
The faculty offers a range of language courses designed to support students during their studies in Germany.
Erasmus students are not required to pay study and confirmation fees.
Contact at the Faculty of Architecture
Hanne Sommer | e-mail
Contact at the international students’ office
Thomas Reif | e-mail