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Building Designs, Buildings and Constructions - the Theory of Buildings and Structures, Ph.D.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #326 (QS) Moscow, Russia
Training of specialists in the field of designing various types of building structures, including large-span spatial core structures and shells, as well as their calculation for strength, stability and dynamic effects. 
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Objects of professional activity of graduates:

  • Recent achievements in the design and calculation of reinforced concrete, metal, wood and composite structures and shells, modern research on tent, membrane, pneumatic and cable coatings and structures.

Advantages of the program:

  • Practice will be held in the RUDN, and also in leading research institutes and design organizations in Moscow.
  • In the process of training graduate students will learn to use in practice typical computer programs and their own computer programs, they will be able to obtain a certificate of state registration for their computer programs.


  • Graduates will be able to work as research associates in the Research Institutes of Building Profile, to take part in designing of real large-span structures and shells, or to be engaged in teaching activities in universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Profile disciplines:

  • Methodology of scientific research
  • Scientific-research seminar
  • Advanced structural mechanics
  • Building constructions
  • Technology and organization of construction
For  more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Copy of your degree certificate and diploma supplement. The documents of a foreign state must be legalized or apostilled.
  • Submit their translation into Russian.
  • Your application will be considered by the main criteria: overall GPA of your degree certificate, marks for the major subjects.
  • Confirm your consent to study at RUDN University by e-mail and pay the offer contract.
  • Original degree certificate translated and legalized.
  • Original supplement to the degree certificate legalized according to established procedure and its translation into Russian;
  • Original passport and its translation into Russian;
  • Certificate of the HIV-negative status and AIDS-negative status.
  • 6 identical 3x4 black-and-white photos.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3282 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3282 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    3600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3600 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • For the citizens of the countries of "far abroad" - 247500 ₽

Living costs for Moscow

  • 41640 - 81440 RUB/month
    Living Costs

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


At the same time there is an opportunity to study in the state-funded mode of study. To that end, you will have to apply for the scholarship programme of the Government of the Russian Federation which provides for free training for 15,000 foreign citizens from all over the world at the Russian Universities. 

Olympiad RUDN

You can also get a chance for free training if you take part in the RUDN University open Olympiad for foreign citizens.

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