The PhD. study program Urban Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava reflects the current research and artistic orientation and enables you to refine your individual profiles, focused on theoretical and scientific exploration. The study fosters your ability to work creatively and independently on projects of theoretical, research & development (R&D) or artistic nature, and to analyze and solve challenging problems in your respective study fields. It also prepares you on how to establish your own creative R&D or artistic practice.
The Urban Design program deals with current and future issues in the fields of urbanism, landscape, and regional planning, developments on the scale of urban zones and settlement structures, with emphasis on public spaces and sustainability.
The covered scientific topics range from new technologies of space perception (augmented and virtual reality, generative design process based on the use of new software, e-governance, and participative planning), to urban planning and its relations to sustainable architecture, climate change aspects, urban mobility, smart infrastructure, etc. University Science Park, located at the Faculty of Architecture, and Design creates a platform for work manufacturing and is equipped with new technologies such as laser, CNC machining, 3D printers, etc. which can be used for extensive research.
The faculty’s own scientific journal ALFA provides a great opportunity to publish your research work along with other local and international researchers. As a PhD. researcher you can work independently on your dissertation, however, you will have an individual tutor in case you need advice and consultation. Ideally, research teams composed of tutors and their PhD. students work on specific projects, supported by funding and grants enabling even more intensive collaboration with international partner institutions. You will also have the possibility to apply for an internship via a number of applicable schemes. For instance Erasmus Plus program enables or you to pick, arrange and manage an internship in whatever institution or company in the world. Such an internship is also considered a part of the study.
As a graduate, you can work in the area of research and education, governmental or communal consultancy in land use planning or municipal offices, as well as in the managing bodies of landscape and spatial planning. You can even become a regular member of the faculty staff and pursue further research in the field of urban planning. You can continue your work in cooperation with international partners within international research projects and give specialized lectures.
Deadlines for application May 2021 (request information)
Tuition Fees Students studying in the English language
Full-time study: 3,500 € per year
External form of study: 2,400€ per year
Note 1: In case of a study extension exceeding the standard study length, foreign students studying part-time in English have to pay a fee, depending on whether the student is a citizen of a Member State of the European Union or states that are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and Switzerland or not, ranging from 1600€ to 2400€/year.)
Note 2: Tuition Fees Associated with Studies at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava for the Academic Year 2016-2017 - Complete wording of Rector’s Directive No. 3/2019-SR Tuition and Fees Associated with Studies at the STU for the Academic Year 2020-2021 issued on September 10, 2019 (hereinafter referred to as the „Directive“)