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Doctoral School of Architecture, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

You conduct independent research on a high academic level and communicate directly with the supervisor of your dissertation. Individual supervision helps guide discussions on your research topics and encourages and supports other relevant academic aspects of the programme.

An environment of stimulating scientific discussions, scientific and engineering training of the highest standard, internationally respected research projects; these things await you as a doctoral student at TU Graz.

At TU Graz you can obtain a doctorate in natural sciences (Doktor der Naturwissenschaften) or a doctorate in technical sciences (Doktor der technischen Wissenschaften). The doctoral programmes are organised in Doctoral Schools. You will do your research within one of the doctoral schools depending on your subject and your supervisor.

As a doctoral student you are part of the community of your doctoral school. You will discuss your research project regularly with teachers and other students. This ensures that you get perfect supervision and support in your work. At the same time you will expand your knowledge of relevant subjects in courses and lectures and in contacts with academic and industry experts.

Your doctoral programme is based on the curriculum for the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences (technische Wissenschaften) or Natural Sciences (Naturwissenschaften). Additionally, the statutes of your Doctoral School set out required courses in the subject, the procedures for preparing and submitting your thesis, handling of publications and other subject-specific issues.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Dissertation
  • Conduct independent research in the field of architecture and related fields
  • Find and describe solutions for scientific and technological problems
  • Prepare, publish and defend research findings

Courses (curricular workload)

  • Build up a broad base of knowledge about the scientific work and research on your dissertation topic and specialize on this topic
  • Deepen your knowledge in the following areas:
  • Current research (lecture series)
  • Research in cultural studies of architecture
  • Buildings and energy
  • Buildings and function
    • Exchange information on the progress of and results from your dissertation with your supervisor and other students

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      87

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    General Requirements

    For admission to a doctoral programme at TU Graz, you must fulfil one of the following requirements according to the Curriculum:

    • completion of a subject-related diploma or master’s programme in engineering sciences or natural sciences at a university or
    • completion of another degree programme at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution that is equivalent to the aforementioned degree programmes or
    • completion of a degree programme at a recognised Austrian or foreign post-secondary educational institution in combination with supplementary curricular requirements or
    • completion of a subject-related bachelor’s programme.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      1452 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 726 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
    • EU/EEA

      726 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 363 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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    Living costs for Graz

    • 846 - 1200 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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