Chongqing University

Master’s in Architecture

Introduction to the Program

The Master’s in Architecture at Chongqing University (CQU) is a two year program for international students taught in English.

About the Program

The program aims to help students understand history and theory of architecture, urban design theory and methodology, building technology, and landscape. It creates an opportunity for the students with background in architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture to pursue advanced study, expand their knowledge range and improve their synthetic capability.

  • Provides comprehensive professional knowledge in urban design. Students will learn project analysis, presentation and design ability in order to promote creative thinking and capability.
  • Provides new theories, technology and methodology in architecture and landscape architecture. Students will understand the development in architectural and landscape design.
  • Provides social and economic knowledge relevant to urban design. Students will be able to adapt to the society and improve the competiveness in employment.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

  • Prospective students should hold a non-Chinese passport, be in good health and under the age of 45.
  • Prospective students must hold a recognized bachelor’s degree or above, or equivalent
  • Minimum requirement is 550 or above for TOEFL, 75 for Internet-based TOEFL (IBT), or 6.0 or above for IELTS, or other certificate of English proficiency from an approved authority. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement; other candidates whose university courses are taught in English will be considered case by case.

Application Deadline

15th June


cqu masters in architecture curriculum

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB 35000 per year. The total for the 2 year program is 70,000 RMB.


Chongqing University has four campuses known as Campus A, B, C and D. The arrangement of accommodation is based on the location of the student’s host college. For full information see the accommodation page here.

About the Application Process

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. Applications take 4-6 weeks before a decision is given, and students are accepted on a rolling basis. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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