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Theory and Structures of Buildings, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) ,
Graduates acquire a third-degree university education in the specialization of Building Structures. They master scientific research and development methods for building structures and the technological aspects of the development of the environment of buildings, and they understand the principles of individual and team scientific work. 

About

  • They can be employed as members or leaders of creative research teams in our country as well as in the European labour market and as independent scientists at universities, research and development units. 
  • They can work in the public and private sectors, state administrations, design, development and contractor organizations and wherever there is need for highly qualified expert work in the building sector.

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministerstvo školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu Slovenskej republiky (Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic), Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave (STU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave (STU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    240 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Slovak
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • They are aware of the social, ethical, environmental, legal and economic aspects of scientific work and of the need for continuing professional development. 
  • They are able to find new solutions in the field of the technology of architecture and formulate and present their contributions to this field of study and to practical building and architectural sectors.

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:

    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

To be eligible to apply for the PhD. study, the applicant must have accomplished the second stage of the engineering (Master) study.

The admission procedure to PhD. Study at STU MTF comprises the entrance examination which is obligatory for all applicants. The Examination Committee evaluates:

  • knowledge in engineering (Master) study programme subjects related to the applied PhD. study programme and selected dissertation thesis topic,  
  • prerequisites of the applicant for an independent research in the field of science, technology or art,
  • level of applicant´s expertise.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3500 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Bratislava

  • 600 - 980 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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