Continue your education in Germany. There’s good news! Neufert-Foundation Scholarship applications are now being accepted. We will go through the details of this scholarship programme, its benefits, and the application process step by step in this article.
International students interested in pursuing a master’s degree in architecture can apply for Neufert-Foundation Scholarships. The Neufert-Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing a Master’s degree in architecture, landscaping, or urban development after completing their Bachelor’s degree.
The Neufert-Foundation is dedicated to preserving Prof. Ernst Neufert’s cultural and architectural legacy. The Bauentwurfslehre was written by Ernst Neufert, a Bauhaus student who travelled extensively to gain experiences and learn more about architecture. Ernst Neufert’s wide and internationally famous work was shaped by his studies abroad. As a result, the foundation wants to assist young architects in gathering their own international experiences.
Interesting Facts About
Freyburg a der Unstrut was the birthplace of Ernst Neufert. Neufert began studying construction at the Bauwerbeschule in Weimar at the age of 17, following five years of working as a bricklayer. In 1919, his teacher suggested him as one of Walter Gropius’s initial Bauhaus students.
In 1920, he completed his studies and started on a year-long study tour in Spain with expressionist architect Paul Linder (1897-1968), sketching mediaeval churches. He met Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona, and the young student was deeply influenced by his architecture. Neufert went on to be one of Gaudi’s early German supporters. He returned to the Bauhaus in 1921, becoming chief architect under Gropius at one of the Weimar Republic’s most important architecture studios.
He married Alice Spies-Neufert, a painter who was a student of Bauhaus masters Georg Muche and Paul Klee, in 1924, after meeting her in 1923. They were the parents of four kids (Peter, Christa, Ingrid and Ilas).
In 1925, Neufert worked closely with Gropius on the completion of the masters’ houses for Muche, Klee, and Wassily Kandinsky, as well as the implementation of the new Bauhaus buildings in Dessau. He returned to Weimar in 1926 to teach at the Bauhochschule (Building College), also known as “the other Bauhaus,” under Otto Bartning.
He built the Mensa am Philosophenweg and the Abbeanum in Jena between 1928 and 1930. In the town of Gelmeroda, near Weimar, he erected his private home in 1929. (today the home of the Neufert Foundation and Neufert Box, a small museum with changing exhibitions). Following the Nazis’ closure of the Bauhochschule, he relocated to Berlin and worked at Johannes Itten’s private art and architecture school, which was also forced to close in 1934.
Neufert recognised the potential for rationalisation of building processes early on, as well as the requirement for normative principles.
He joined Vereinigte Lausitzer Glaswerke in 1934 as a resident architect (United Lusatia Glassworks). In Weißwasser, Tschernitz, and Kamenz, he designed the private home of the company’s director, Dr. Kindt (with colour glass by Charles Crodel), as well as a variety of dwelling, office, and manufacturing structures. Simultaneously, he worked on his Architects’ Data, which was published in March 1936 and has since been translated into 18 languages, and remains an essential reference work. Other works, such as a “Life Design Manual,” were never published.
In 1936, he traveled to New York City and Taliesin to see Frank Lloyd Wright and assess his chances of obtaining work in America. However, he was informed of the book’s huge success in New York and returned to Berlin to prepare the second edition. He decided to stay in Germany because of new industrial commissions for his studio. Albert Speer appointed him to work on standardizing German industrial architecture in 1939, and he published the “Building Order Manual” and established the “Oktametric System” as a measuring system for the construction industry.
Neufert was appointed professor at the Technische Universität Darmstadt after WWII. In 1953, he and his son Peter founded Neufert und Neufert and completed a number of projects, including a number of industrial structures. At 1986, he died in his Bugneaux-sur-Rolle home.
- Level of Study: Masters
- Institution(s): Neufert-Foundation
- Study in: Germany
- Courses Offered:
- Urban Development
- Program Period: 1.5 to 2 years
- Deadline: May 15, 2022
Neufert-Foundation Scholarships provide the scholarship grant in the amount of 2500 Euro.
To qualify for Neufert-Foundation Scholarships, candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:
- Required Language: English or German
- Eligible Countries: All world countries.
- International students of architecture, landscaping and urban development, who have completed their studies at a German university or abroad with a Bachelor’s degree, a diploma or a similar academic degree may also apply if they are beginning a Masters’s program at a German university.
- Architectural quality and originality of the submitted work.
- Comprehensive explanation as to why you chose to participate in a Master’s program
- Reference of the Professor.
- The overall grade of the Bachelor’s degree.
- Quality of the application.
- After completion of the Master’s program, the student must send the Foundation a copy of the Master thesis, printed as well as digital. The foundation reserves the right to publish and display this thesis as a part of the publications concerning the scholarship.
- If the Master’s program is not completed, the student is obligated to pay back the grant within a month.
- This does not apply, if the student has an important reason for breaking off the program.
How to Apply for Neufert-Foundation Scholarships?
Please follow the following application instructions to apply for Neufert-Foundation Scholarships:
(1) Prepare the following application papers.
- Motivation Letter
- Chronological CV + spoken languages + picture.
- Notarized copy of Bachelor (or other) degree.
- Transcript of any of the following fields of study: architecture, landscaping, urban
- Reference of a professor at the university, where the student has received the Bachelor
- Reasons for choosing the particular international university/institution.
- Admission/registration of the international university.
- Portfolio of at least 4 assignments, including the Bachelor thesis, which will only be
accepted if printed in DIN A3 format.
(2) Then sent them by mail to the below address:
Neufert-Stiftung mit Sitz in Weimar
c/o Maringo Computers GmbH
Stolberger Strasse 114a
D – 50933 Cologne, Germany
Please send your applications by a mail not a registered mail.
To know more about Neufert-Foundation Scholarships, please visit Official Website.