Master’s degree program in Regional Science / Spatial Planning (KIT)

Focussing on strategies for underdevelopped regions

The focus of the course is on the regions and countries of the global south that show characteristics of underdevelopment. Their analysis requires specific analysis and planning methods, which are taught in the master’s course. Current topics such as the consequences of and adaptation to climate change, environmental protection or biodiversity are also taken into account, which allow graduates of the degree program to translate these tasks into planning goals and processes and thus contribute to sustainable regional development.

Due to the international background of the students, different teaching and learning cultures come together. In the framework of the Master’s degree course, students learn the basics of international cooperation, allowing them to become familiar with the diversity of logics of action from different perspectives and to create the foundation of a life-long helpful international network.

Small seminars and courses of a maximum of 20 participants as well as events supplementing the teaching curriculum guarantee an intensive personal mentoring which also takes into account the students‘ individual skills.

The close interlinking with the other two Master’s degree programs which are realized in cooperation with Latin American universities guarantee an intensive exchange among all students, each of which brings their personal experiences.

Frauen, die Körbe auf ihren Köpfen tragen am Strand von Benin.Joachim Vogt

Master of Science, M.Sc. in Regional Science

Scheduled time frame
4 terms (2 years)

ECTS points

Start of studies
Winter term
(start of lectures: mid-October)

Application deadline
30. September
For organizational reasons we strongly recommend you to apply by July 15th. (visa application, apartment search, …)


KIT, Karlsruhe/Germany
Field research in a developing or emerging country over a period of several weeks during second year of study.



Candidates submit their application via the KIT applicant portal. The KIT International Student Office provides information on application documents and admission requirements. The KIT Studierendenservice provides information for German candidates with an international degree.

Studies start in winter term annually (01 October).
Application deadline: 30 September annually
For organizational reasons (via request, apartment search, etc.) we strongly recommend candidates to apply no later than 15 July. Candidates who send their application by 15 July can expect to be promptly informed on  their admission.

Contact persons

Do you have any questions on our Master’s degree program in Regional Science/Spatial Planning? Our contact persons are glad to help you.


Eveline Puchstein


Tel.: +49 721 608 42365

E-Mail: bewerbung does-not-exist.ifr kit edu

Portraitfoto der Mitarbeiterin Marion Hitzeroth

Marion Hitzeroth

Coordination Master’s degree program in Regional Science/Spatial Planning at KIT



Room: 307

Phone: +49 721 608 46317

Fax: +49 721 608 42888

Email: marion hitzeroth∂kit edu