About PhD Admissions



The main focus of research in the Csonka Pál Doctoral School at the Faculty of Architecture, Budapest University of Technology and Economics covers 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.

Admission to the Doctoral School is announced annually. A completed MSc in a relevant field (e.g. Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Applied Mathematics), fluent English and proof of initiated scientific activities (publication, conference attendance, undergraduate research project, ...etc.) are prerequisites of the admission exam. For candidates supported by the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program nomination from the Tempus Public Foundation is also essential. https://apply.stipendiumhungaricum.hu/

Before starting the admission process, the candidate should choose a research topic from the pool of announced projects. The Doctoral School offers a wide range of topics, including, but not restricted to, History and Theory of Architecture, Engineering Mechanics, Building Construction, Energy efficiency and Urban Studies. The actual list of available topics and their supervisors is announced in mid April. To reach the updated list, please, follow our web page.

To start admission, contact a supervisor with a valid announcement from the list above. The deadline of application is at the end of May, and an admission exam is held in the second half of June. For the actual dates please, consult the web-page.

The language of tuition is in English, no Hungarian is required. The tuition-fee for international students not supported by the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship Program is 1.400.000 HUF/term (approx. 4500 Euros). Upon good performance some reduction of the fee may take place.



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