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. Studies in the Pál Csonka Doctoral School cover scientific problems related to architecture, construction, structural mechanics, geometry and applied mechanics. The 4-year-long curriculum, upon successful defense, leads to a PhD in architecture and engineering. Performance of the student is evaluated on a comprehensive exam after the second year. The main focus of the curriculum is independent research in a close collaboration with the supervisor of the student. The main goal is a high-quality doctoral thesis supported by publications in international, peer-reviewed journals.

Duration of studies (semesters)


Minimum requirements

relevant MSc degree; quality of MSc transcript (min. 70%); successful admission interview; 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: eligible diploma of MSc, successful admission interview, research plan agreed by the host institute (please contact the faculty)

Steps: - 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)

Mrs. Renáta Daru-Dudás

Department of International Academic Affairs

Contact (regarding Stipendium Hungaricum administrative issues)

Ms. Zsuzsanna Pálóczi

Department of International Academic Affairs

Contact (academic programme)

Dr. Bálint Kádár
vice-dean of Faculty of Architecture