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The PhD. study program Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava reflects the current research and artistic orientation and enables you to refine your individual profiles, focused on theoretical and scientific exploration. The study fosters your ability to work creatively and independently on projects of theoretical, research & development (R&D) or artistic nature, and to analyze and solve challenging problems in your respective study fields. It also prepares you on how to establish your own creative R&D or artistic practice.

The Architecture program deals with the theoretical research of architecture, experimental design methods, architectural typology research, assessment of the environment, sustainability in architecture, historiography and architectural critique.

The covered topics range from Body Conscious Lab, new technologies (augmented and virtual reality, generative design process based on the use of new softwares) to sustainable architecture and restoration of particular monuments and many other contemporary and visionary topics related to architecture. University Science Park, located at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, creates a platform for product manufacturing and is equipped with new technologies such as laser, CNC machining, 3D printers, etc. which can be used for extensive research.

The faculty’s own scientific journal ALFA provides a great opportunity to publish your research work along with other local and international researchers. As a PhD. researcher, you can work independently on your dissertation, however, you will have an individual tutor in case you need advice and consultation. Ideally, research teams composed of tutors and their PhD. students work on specific projects, supported by funding and grants enabling even more intensive collaboration with international partner institutions. You will also have the possibility to apply for an internship via a number of applicable schemes. For instance, the Erasmus Plus program enables or you to pick, arrange and manage an internship in whatever institution or company in the world. Such an internship is also considered a part of the study.

As a graduate, you can work in the area of research and education, governmental or communal consultancy. You can even become a regular member of the faculty staff and pursue further research in the field of architecture. You can continue your work in cooperation with international partners within international research projects and give specialized lectures.

Deadlines for application
May 2022 (request information)

Tuition Fees
Students studying in the English language

Full-time study: 3,500 € per year

External form of study: 2,400€ per year

Note 1: In case of a study extension exceeding the standard study length, foreign students studying part-time in English have to pay a fee, depending on whether the student is a citizen of a Member State of the European Union or states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and Switzerland or not, ranging from 1600€ to 2400€/year.)

Note 2: Tuition Fees Associated with Studies at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava for the Academic Year 2016-2017 - Complete wording of Rector’s Directive No. 3/2019-SR Tuition and Fees Associated with Studies at the STU for the Academic Year 2020-2021 issued on September 10, 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the „Directive“)

The fees are subject to change. For actual fees, please check on the STU website: https://www.stuba.sk/english/degree-students/legislation.html?page_id=2021