The International Advanced Architectural Design (IAAD) Program at the Bauhaus University, Weimar provides a unique opportunity for architecture students to gain practical experience through interesting lectures, seminars, workshops, and excursions. No German language experience is necessary, however the university does offer an intensive German language course prior to the start of the semester.
Since it was first established in 1999, internationally respected architects Karljosef Schattner, Luigi Snozzi, Roger Diener, Alberto Campo Baeza, César Portela, Oscár Tenreiro, Günter Zamp Kelp, Chris Platt, Stanley Saitowitz and Louisa Hutton have contributed to this course as guest critics with lectures and discussions on their own work.
The campus is located downtown in one of the most beautiful mid-size towns in Germany. Weimar is known for its art and culture and was the hometown to many famous German writers, philosophers and composers including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, Friedrich Nietsche and many more. Walter Gropius founded the Staatliche Bauhaus in 1919 in Weimar, and up to this date, the School of Architecture is housed in the original buildings designed by Henry van de Velde.
UT architecture students have the opportunity to study abroad in Germany at the IAAD program during the spring semester!
Spring Semester: March to July
Consult the College of Architecture and Design for eligibility requirements
The official semester term usually starts around the first of April and lasts until the mid of July. Final reviews for the design studio are usually scheduled around the second week of July, followed by a two week exam period. The exam for the lecture course, which is part of the IAAD, will be held in these two weeks.
The Bauhaus University's Language Centre offers a three week intensive German language course. Participation is optional, although highly recommended. Along with the language course there will be an orientation program on studying and living in Weimar. The language course usually begins in the second week of March.
Students will earn 15 UT credit hours during their semester abraod. Students have the opportunity to take courses in the following areas:
Bauhaus University does not own its own residences, however the International Office offers support in finding accommodation for foreign students in Weimar. Students may either apply for student apartments through Studentenwerk or find private accommodation. Most students share apartments in the city area of Weimar with single rooms, shared bathrooms, and common areas.
Click the following link for more information about Bauhaus accommodations.
Students pay UTK tuition and fees, international health insurance, and their $175 study abroad administrative fee directly to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville through their myUTK account. Students in the Haslam College of Business, Architecture and Design, the Tickle College of Engineering, and Social Work will be assessed a charge of 12 credits per semester of study as determined by the fee schedule for the academic year they study abroad. Any payments made directly to the host institution (i.e. accommodation) will follow the host institution's payment schedule, which may be ahead of UT's schedule to release any applicable financial aid.
Please refer to the term-specific Cost Sheets below for estimated costs. These estimates do NOT include any course fees as described above.
You should carefully review costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have any questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your Study Abroad Coordinator for guidance.
Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program
Review the program's Cost Sheet to understand the breakdown of program expenses.