Schindler Global Award – Competition 2018/19

Deadline: 18 January 2019
Open to: bachelor’s degree candidates in their final and/or thesis year and Master’s degree candidates in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design and planning programs
Benefits:  total prize sum of USD 105,000


The Schindler Global Award (SGA) is a student urban design competition with a focus on mobility. It is an ideas competition, intended to engage students in formulating a response to complex conditions in cities across the globe. Students can participate individually or in teams, and each entry must have a faculty supervisor.

The Schindler Global Award (SGA) will focus on the impact and implications of current and future mobility systems on urban development in one of the most globally significant cities – Mumbai.

The Schindler Global Award (SGA) ideas competition asks students to put their skills to the test and participate in the making of livable and sustainable urban environments – with mobility in mind. Mobility systems move people, goods and ideas over road and rail, sea and air, and through neighborhoods, regions and the world. Mobility is a catalyst and a conduit for globalization and urbanization – and for the creation of better lives and neighborhoods.

You can read the whole competition brief here.


The Schindler Global Award competition is open for entry by enrolled students as follows: Bachelor’s degree candidates in their final and/or thesis year and Master’s degree candidates, along with their international equivalents in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and planning. The supervision by a university faculty member is required for all competition entries. The supervising faculty member must be named at registration.

One registration is required for each team or individual who wishes to participate. Each student may only participate as either part of a single team or individually. All Participants must provide an e-mail address through which they can be contacted. All registrations will be confirmed by email within seven days.

Please find more information on the eligibility criteria here.


An international jury of renowned experts will evaluate the entries and allocate awards, with a total prize sum of USD 105,000.

How to apply?

The application process is decried here.

For more information about the competition please visit the official web page.