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Welcome From Director

As the Director, I want to welcome you to the academic activities at the Dessau International Architecture Graduate School.

Application W/S 2016

Are you interested to join DIA, you still can apply to join us in the coming winter smester.
Addmision for the next winter semester 2015/2016 still open until 15 June 2015.

Exchange Programmes

DIA students have the opportunity to spend one semester studying at a partner institution while continuing to earn credits towards their degree. DIA’s faculty partnership network covers 36 institutions worldwide.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) issues scholarships. Grants are highly competitive and must be submitted to the DAAD directly. Deadline for applications is November 15th of the year prior to the intended beginning of study.

Campus International

DIA thrives on the highly internationalised spirit of its student body. The confluence of ideas, experience and interests from over 50 nations continuously tests and enhances the teaching environment, ensuring a lively dialectic climate for all students and professors.


There is a student annual competition organized by the DIA, check here entries of the last year projects.

Living in Dessau

Change your Website's Primary Scheme instantly by simply adding the dark class to the body.

Campus Facilities

All information concerning where to get campus facilities like printing, scanning, and making models

Dessau Campus Guide

Most of frequent questions. With it, you have a good orientation, how to organize your study life here in Dessau.

Recent Posts

DIA in Vennice Biennale

HP Designjet is teaming with SPAN Architecture and students from DIA to design cities of the future. DIA is presenting their future cities project at this year's Venice Biennale.

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Class 2012 DIA Memories

Video Collage showing best moments of student life in Dessau Institute of Architecture captured by the one if its Alumni Era Efremova.

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From Dessau with Love Workshop Summer 2011

From Dessau with Love was a workshop done in DIA in the year 2011.

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International Cooperations