Architecture DLA

Study programme



Faculty of Architecture

Further information

Study level





DLA in Architecture

Short description of the study programme

The Faculty of Architecture offers graduate studies in its two graduate schools. The program of the Doctoral School of Architecture leads to the PhD-equivalent degree Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA). The four year long curriculum strongly focuses on creative architectural design supported by project-based research. The first and second years are called thematic years, the research teams of students work on a preliminary announced topic. The third and fourth year covers individual research under the supervision of a renowned architect.

Duration of studies (semesters)


Minimum requirements

-relevant MSc degree; quality of MSc transcript (min. 70%); 2-year professional activity after MSc graduation; portfolio; research plan agreed and accepted by the host institute in advance; language skills proven by TOEFL (min iBt 80 points), IELTS (min 5.5 points),, Cambridge First Certificate, or equivalent certificates

Required language level


Entrance Examination


Type of Entrance Examination (written/oral/both)


Place of Entrance Examination


Description of selection and entrance examination process

Admission procedure in general and general requirements: refer to admission regulations at

Minimum criteria: relevant diploma of MSc, research plan agreed by the host institute (please contact the faculty), portfolio, two-year professional activity;

Steps: - preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of MSc diploma, quality of MSc and BSc transcripts (min 70%), research plan, quality of portfolio, additional evaluated aspects: quality of motivation letter, recommendation letter, extra-curricular activities (e.g. involvement in education, research, publication activitites, technical contests, additional language knowledge, etc.) - electronic interview: evaluation of language skills (the interview is in English), motivation, attitude, technical preparedness in the selected research field Result: admission to PhD programme /admission rejected

Availability of Preparatory Year


Contact (regarding non scholarship holders' administrative issues)

Valéria BALOGH

Contact (regarding Stipendium Hungaricum administrative issues)

Dr. László Gergely VIGH
Directorate for Education

Contact (academic programme)

Dr. András SIPOS