HOW TO APPLY TO SAC

What is the Deadline for Applications?

We accept new students only for the winter semester in mid-October every year. The application papers must be submitted by January 15 OR April 15. Please vistit our Apply Now page for further information.

Do you offer exchange programmes or summer school programmes?

No! The two-year postgraduate programme is a fulltime programme and the curriculum of the courses does not allow a semester-based study.

IF I AM INVITED FOR AN INTERVIEW, DO I HAVE TO ATTEND IN PERSON?

It is not a prerequisite for your admittance, and alternative forms of interview can be arranged on an individual basis. Usually, interviews are conducted via skype. In every case, it is advantageous to participate in person in an interview.

DO I NEED TO BRING MY OWN COMPUTER?

Yes; laptops are the normal choice. 

IS IT POSSIBLE TO WORK WHILE STUDYING? 

No, only during the summer break between the two years. The studies are very intensive and require a substantial commitment in terms of time and presence. With reference to normal student Visa, there is a legal maximum working hour per year (120 hrs full-time, 240 hrs part-time) for students.

IS A STUDIO SPACE PROVIDED?

Yes, the Architecture Class offers studios of varying sizes with 2-6 students in each room.

ELIGIBILITY

Am I eligible if i do not have an architectural degree?

SAC seeks applicants with a previous degree in architecture. However, the programme is at a liberty to consider candidates with other, related backgrounds that would make a contribution to the programme.

VISA

IF ACCEPTED AND I NEED A VISA, HOW DO I DO THIS?

You will need to contact the local embassy in your country in order to get information regarding visa process. We recommend that you apply for a Visa at least three months prior to your planned arrival. We will provide you with the necessary documentation to support your visa application. This will include an official signed and stamped acceptance letter, a cost-breakdown letter and notification that all teaching is carried out in English and as such no knowledge of the German language is required. 

When is it recommendable to apply for a visa?

We recommend that you apply for a Visa at least three months prior to your planned arrival. We will provide you with the necessary documentation to support your visa application. This will include an official signed and stamped acceptance letter, a cost-breakdown letter and notification that all teaching is carried out in English and as such no knowledge of the German language is required. 

COSTS OF STUDY

WHAT IS The TUITION fee AT SAC?

The current tuition fees are: €7.500 per year. The two-year programme thus costs €15.000.

WHAT Additional Cost do I have to expect?

In addition comes per semester:
Fees for public transport                                € 202,00
Social service contribution                             € 132,10
One-Off Admission Fee*                                €   50,00
Accident insurance                                        €     1,50  
​*only payable when registering

WHAT ARE THE COSTS OF LIVING IN FRANKFURT?

The living costs based on previous and current students’ experience per year are:

Health Insurance (based on 2014)                € 840,00 approx. (€ 70 per month x 12) 
Accommodation 
(nominal amount, shared apartment
)            € 5.600,00 approx. (€ 450 per month x 12)
Study trip(s)                                                   € 600,00 approx.
Material costs
​(nominal: Printing, model-building, etc.)    
    € 1.200,00 approx.

ACCREDITATION

WHAT DEGREE DO I RECEIVE WHEN GRADUATING?

SAC offers a two-year postgraduate accredited Master of Arts in Architecture qualification which is an internationally recognized academic qualification. The degree title is called (M.A. Arch). It implies a 'post-professional' degree. 

CAN I BE REGISTERED AS AN ARCHITECT AFTER GRADUATING FROM YOUR PROGRAMME?  

A degree from SAC does not automatically qualify individuals in professional terms. Most importantly, since the requirements for academic training for a professional qualification varies from country to country and state to state, applicants are encouraged to consult the appropriate architectural authorities in the relevant country or state.
In other words, in order to practice as an architect, one needs to consult the relevant authorities where one intends to practice to find out what are the requirements for obtaining a professional practice certificate in this country/state. Someone with a SAC Master degree may have to individually apply and possibly submit a portfolio to the local / national professional authorities for the degree to be recognized.
SAC can provide an overview of the content of the programme as recognised by the German educational authorities.
Example: A SAC graduate wishes to study in Germany where the professional licenses are issued per state. In Germany, the academic title is different to the professional title as is the case in the UK with RIBA and as such this would be the case where ever you choose to study. If in the state of Hessen, the graduate would have to apply to the Hessian Chamber of Architects and submit a portfolio with work from SAC and previous education and practice.

ACCOMMODATION IN FRANKFURT

IS ACCOMMODATION OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL?

No, Städelschule does not provide accommodaiton for its students. Most students live in the city in flats alone or on a shared basis. However the school assists its new students in finding suitable accommodation by putting them in touch with current students and student assistants. The best way is to take over accomodations from the graduating students. Everyone manages to find a place to stay within a short time. 

How much does ACCOMODATION IN FRANKFURT cost?

Monthly rents for a flat or a room in a shared flat vary between about € 250 - € 550 per month depending on the area

When should I start to look for Accomodation in Frankfurt?

We advise that you organise your arrival in Frankfurt at least 2 weeks prior to the semester start. Most of the owners of that rent out accommodation would want to meet you in person. Also you should visit the accommodation and check if it's suitable for you. However, you may check before your arrival availabilities on the websites for student accommodation we are suggesting below.

HOW CAN I SEARCH FOR A PLACE?

Most students find reasonably priced rooms or apartments from online resources. A room in a shared apartment is called a WG (Wohngemeinschaft) where each student gets a room and the kitchen, etc are shared by all. Although some of these websites are only in German, they are easy to navigate with quick word translations :

Here are some links which might be useful for your search:

Jugendherberge/Jugendgästehaus
Tel. +49 (0)69/ 6100150
www.jugendherberge-frankfurt.de
(A hostel (Jugendherberge) just a 10 minute walk from the academy offers temporary rooms for students while they are searching for permanent arrangements)

City-Mitwohnzentrale GmbH
Tel. +49 (0)69/ 299050
Email: frankfurt(at)city-residence.de
Homepage: www.city-mitwohnzentrale.de

HomeCompany
Tel. +49 (0)69/ 19445
Email:frankfurt(at)homecompany.de
Homepage:www.frankfurt.homecompany.de​

​​THE FIZZ Frankfurt I
frankfurt@the-fizz.com

THE FIZZ Frankfurt II
frankfurt2@the-fizz.com

Mitwohnzentrale Mainhattan
Tel. +49 (0)69/ 5975561
Email:mwz.mainhattan(at)web.de
Homepage:www.mitwohnzentrale-mainhattan.de​

www.wg-gesucht.de
www.studenten-wg.de
www.immobilienscout24.de
www.immonet.de
www.abg-fh.com/wohnen
www.immowelt.de
www.null-provision.de