The Università IUAV di Venezia is a prestigious Italian university, which deals with architecture, urban planning, design, fashion, theater and visual arts. At IUAV, design is then studied at all levels: from the object, to the building, to the city, up to the territory. The historic school of urban planning and spatial planning, the first in Italy, was inaugurated in 1970, although the teachings of urban planning date back to the mid-1930s, among the first in Europe. The Università IUAV di Venezia offers a Laurea Magistrale in "Planning and policies for the city, the territory and the environment". The teaching is organized in 4 semesters composed of frontal courses and laboratories in Italian and English and includes two training courses: "Territorial Planning and Landscape” and “Environmental Planning and Resilience.". The objective of the degree course is to train professionals capable of contributing to the analysis of the most complex urban, territorial and environmental dynamics and to the drafting of projects, plans, programs and policies on all levels. The master's degree also allows students to take the qualifying exam for section A of the Professional Association of Architects, Planners, Landscapers and Conservatives (Ordine degli Architetti, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti e Conservatori) and therefore to carry out the profession of urban planner.

The Institute of Territory, Environment and City Planning (IATEUR) of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), founded in 1971, is among the first urban planning institutes in France. The institute offers a post-graduate degree in "Urban planning and Management". This training makes it possible to acquire skills in urban planning and territorial and environmental planning with a view to sustainable development. The master has a multidisciplinary program, offering courses ranging from human and social sciences, civil engineering and environmental sciences. The approach is both theoretical and practical, through lectures and professional workshops. The master's degree also provides the opportunity to choose two courses: "Urban planning" and "Rural planning". Both paths have taken on a strong international profile in recent years, welcoming students and teachers from different backgrounds.

Since 2016 an Erasmus + agreement has been concluded, which allows students and professors from both universities to benefit from a limited number of European Union mobility grants.

To promote internationalization and expand the training offer for planning and urban planning students, IATEUR and IUAV offer the opportunity to carry out part of the respective study path at both institutions.

In 2019 IATEUR and IUAV concluded an agreement to allow for the competition to obtain a double-level master's degree in urban and spatial planning. The dual degree, designed jointly by IATEUR and IUAV, allows selected students to attend courses at both universities and obtain a French and Italian title at the same time: Master's Degree in Urban Planning and Management on the one hand and Master's Degree in Planning and Policies for the City, the Territory and the Environment on the other.

The double degree favors the access to the labor market of both countries in a context of marked internationalization of the trade of the urban planner. The internationalization of the course of study in urban planning and territorial planning guarantees a solid preparation for working also abroad and in international organizations. The dual-title program will provide IATEUR and IUAV students with a unique mobility opportunity, which will allow them to study and work within the French and Italian urban context.


It is possible to participate in the double diploma by enrolling in the first year starting from Reims or from Venice.

Students wishing to enroll first in Reims must apply for admission (indicative date: April), be selected (indicative date: June) and enroll (indicative date: July-September) in the Master's program Urbanisme et Aménagement at the URCA. Students must express their willingness to participate in the double degree program at the time of the application for admission to the first year. Up to a maximum of four students will be selected for each academic year, who will have to attend the first and second semester from Reims, while the third and fourth semester will have to be held in Venice. Registration for the dual degree will be confirmed by the end of the first semester. For those students who wish, it is possible to apply (indicative date: january) for an Erasmus + mobility grant to cover part of the expenses of the second year abroad (minimum level of Italian required for the scholarship before departure: B1).

Send the following documents to: before the end of March

  • Application form, download link at the bottom of the page (sign)
  • Copies of originals transcripts (University only)
  • Copies of langages certificates (english and italian only)
  • Curriculum Vitae (one page only)
  • Cover letter (one page only)

1st reply in July, confirmation of admission in December (after registration and validation by selection committee)

For students enrolled in Venice it is necessary to apply for admission to the double degree during the first semester of the first year of a master's degree. For more information on the modalities, please contact the IUAV coordinators.

Regardless of the university where the initial enrollment was carried out, students admitted to the double degree program will receive the title from both universities, provided they have obtained the required credits or at least 60 ECTS in each institution, consistently with the provisions from the study plan. Furthermore, students will have to pass all the courses, carry out a professional internship and take the final thesis. In any case, we invite you to consult the agreement concluded between the two universities for further details.

URCA Coordinator

Jon Marco CHURCH
ESIReims, Esplanade Roland Garros, 51100 Reims, France

IUAV Coordinator

Francesco MUSCO

IUAV website



Documents URCA

· Dual Degree Agreement between the Iuav University of Venice and the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in "Urban and Spatial Planning" (English version)

· Accord de double diplôme entre the Iuav University of Venice and the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in «Urban and Spatial Planning» (French version)

· Voyage d'études à Venise pour les étudiants of IATEUR (2019)

· Journée d'études Venise - IATEUR (2019)

· Vidéo: Back to the voyage d'étude à Venise des étudiants du master "Urbanisme durable et aménagement" (2019)