Nia Education

Education

Becoming an Architect

Student Membership

In an effort to involve future generations of architects in the profession the Namibia Institute of Architects has introduced a special student membership. 

For further enquiries and special student membership application form, please contact offices of the Namibia Institute of Architects for the more information.

University Requirements

Students will require a School leaving Certificate with a University Exemption. Most Universities will require Mathematics as a high school subject..

Art is usually not a requirement, however creative and problem-solving abilities will be an advantage when studying Architecture, and some Universities require an art portfolio as an admission requirement. 

Today architects are not only involved in the challenge of creating the buildings that form our cities and towns, but are also broadly involved in the concerns and well being of society. 

All students should make enquiries with the individual institutions for their entrance requirements as well as their accreditation status with the National and international Architects Registration boards before applying with any of the listed Institutions.


Namibian Universities

Namibia University of Science and Technology
Faculty of Natural Resources and Spatial Sciences
Department of Architecture and Spatial Planning
www.fnrss.nust.na

South African Universities

University of Cape Town (UCT)
Engineering and the Built Environment Faculty
School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics
Architecture
www.apg.uct.ac.za


University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN)
College of Humanities
School of Built Environment & Development Studies
https://sobeds.ukzn.ac.za/


University of Witwatersrand
Engineering and the Built Environment Faculty
School of Architecture and Planning
Architecture
https://www.wits.ac.za/archplan/academic-degrees/architecture/architecture/

University of Pretoria (UP)
Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
School for the Built Environment
Department of Architecture
www.up.ac.za/architecture

University of the Free State (UFS)
Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Building Science
Department of Architecture
https://www.ufs.ac.za/natagri/departments-
and-divisions/architecture-home

Nelson Mandela University (NMMU)
Faculty of Arts
School of the Built Environment
Department of Architecture

https://architecture.mandela.ac.za/


APC Exams

Info coming soon.


Bursary Applications

As part of the ongoing mandate of the N.I.A. to advance and promote the industry, a bursary fund has been established that is sustained by both a social fund raising event as well the apportioning of a percentage of the Practice Levy from each registered practice.

If you are interested in applying for a supplemental bursary please contact offices of the Namibia Institute of Architects for the more information.

For more information and to download the latest application form:
Click here to download the Bursary Deadlines
Click here to download the Supplementary bursary application form 2019