Architecture Engineering PhD

Study programme

Architecture Engineering


Faculty of Architecture

Further information

Study level





PhD in Architecture Engineering

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. Studies in Csonka Pál Graduate School cover a wide range of scientific and engineering topics related to architecture and building such as history of architecture or applied mechanics. The focus of this school is independent research under personal supervision.

Duration of studies (semesters)


Minimum requirements

- eligible diploma of MSc;
- research plan agreed by the host institute in advance;
- language skills proven by TOEFL (min 500 points), IELTS (min 5.0 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 Minimum criteria: diploma of MSc; research plan agreed by the host institute (please contact the faculty)
- preevaluation of the submitted documents: quality of MSc diploma, quality of MSc and BSc transcripts, research plan; 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)



Contact (academic programme)

Dr. András SIPOS