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4Cities, UNICA Euromaster in urban studies is a unique two-year interdisciplinary and international programme. 4Cities takes students to Brussels, Copenhagen, Vienna, Madrid and a number of surrounding cities.

4Cities has been selected as from the academic year 2013-2014 onwards as an Erasmus Mundus Master Course (EMMC). Erasmus Mundus aims to enhance quality in higher education through scholarships and academic cooperation between Europe and the rest of the world. Action1 of Erasmus Mundus- and recently Erasmus+ will foster cooperation between higher education institutions and academic staff in Europe and Third Countries with a view to creating poles of excellence and providing highly trained human resources. Joint programmes of outstanding academic quality are designed and implemented by a consortium of European universities from at least 3 different countries. This means the programma can offer a limited amount of scholarships to students and academics from all over the world.

This Joint Master is open to students from all countries in the world, If you apply for a scholarship than you should consider your nationality to see which of the two kind of scholarships you can request.

The programme is taught in English only.

Find more details on: http://www.4cities.eu/


During a period of two years, students take part in an interdisciplinary programme and study in four cities: Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid and Vienna.

Students live in each of the cities for one semester, except for the first block (Brussels) which takes a few weeks longer and the last block which consists of a short intensive stay in Madrid.

Students spend most of the last semester in a location of their choice, where they are able to work on their master thesis.

In each city the programme consists of:

  • academic courses
  • fieldwork
  • excursions & visits
  • exams

The curriculum is available for download.

Minor changes of the curriculum are available for download (in German only).

The consolidated version of the curriculum is available for Download (in German only).

Requirements and Application

Admission to this programme requires completion of an appropriate bachelor programme at a university or high school, or of equivalent studies at another tertiary educational institution, from within Austria or beyond. University of Vienna bachelors in geography, sociology, social and cultural anthropology, and political science are to be considered. The language of instruction is English. Proof of adequate language skills has to be provided by approved language tests (e.g. TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, CPE, CAE).

Applications are done via the official 4Cities homepage!


Graduation at the University of Vienna

If you are enrolled at the University of Vienna, you will have to fill out some forms for your Master Thesis, Advisors, etc.

Please find Informations and Forms here

Contact in Vienna

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Aufhauser
A-1010 Vienna, Universitätsstraße 7, 5. Floor, Room D502
Telephone: +43-1-4277-48621
Mail: elisabeth.aufhauser@univie.ac.at


Joshua Grigsby, MSc
A-1010 Vienna, Universitätsstraße 7, 5. Floor, Room D519
Telephone: +43-1-4277-48685
Mail: josua.grigsby@univie.ac.at