Overview

The Architecture and Urban Planning programme from Silesian University of Technology prepare students to achieve a high degree of specialization and expertise in a scientific discipline.

The Silesian University of Technology organizes its PhD studies within the Joint Doctoral School. 

The Joint Doctoral School offers interdisciplinary education covering a wide range of scientific disciplines (Topics of PhD thesis).  Duration of a PhD programme is 4 years with full-time enrolment. Each PhD student receives a scholarship without charging for tuition.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Research topics:

  • Expanding knowledge and developing methods, techniques and research tools in architecture
  • Problems of spatial and urban planning
  • Evaluation of completed projects of transformation of post-industrial architecture objects
  • Supplementing and organizing knowledge about Polish individual housing architecture in the Silesian voivodeship after the Second World War
  • Research on the relations between spatial, economic, social and cultural changes in the urban space
  • Determining the quality of urban space in the centers of selected cities of the Upper Silesian and Zagłębie Metropolis with regard to their accessibility for people with disabilities

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    87

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  • Minimum required score:

    510

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General Requirements

  • Call for admission to PhD programme is open to students of all ages and nationality who obtained a second level University degree (Master level). 
  • International qualifications will be assessed by the Examination Board during the selection and evaluation procedure and will be declared equivalent (or not) to a Polish second level degree – Master Degree.
  • Knowledge of English at the level at least B2 of the European System

Living costs for Gliwice

  • 1658 - 2660 PLN/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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