Architectual institute in Prague

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  • online admission (e-mail registration)
  • application form + digital portfolio of works
  • summer and winter dead-line intake
  • tuition fee 90,000 CZK / 3,330 EUR* per term

VISITING or TRANSFER STUDENTS

Transfer and visiting students can start either in winter or summer term.

Visiting students are welcome for a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) semesters. 

Admissions procedures and tuition fees are the same for all applicants.

Transfer students have to complete a minimum 3 semesters of full-time study at ARCHIP. We do not accept transfer students for the graduate programme, however we do accept visiting students for the first three semesters of the graduate programme.

 

Deadlines winter term:
June 15 for non-EU citizens
September 1 for EU citizens

 

Deadline summer term:
November 30 for non-EU citizens
January 30 for EU citizens

REQUIREMENTS FOR BACHELOR’S STUDENTS

The candidate's abilities, skills and knowledge for study at the school of architecture will be tested in an admission examination, based on online submission of following documents:

1. APPLICATION FORM INCLUDING

  • a proof of study from current (previous) tertiary institution
  • a transcript of records from current (previous) tertiary institution
  • a recent photo of the candidate

2. PORTFOLIO OF WORKS – 15 A3/LANDSCAPE PAGES IN TOTAL – CONTAINING

  • cover page with the name of the applicant
  • essay in English (motivation letter) of 400–500 words, in which the candidate will introduce himself/herself, his/her orientation and motivation for studying at ARCHIP
  • image content: architectural design projects from your current (previous) university
     

Everything related to the application is submitted through our Information system: is.archip.eu
You will be given access and further instructions after registering your e-mail address here:

ARCHIP undertakes to treat the personal information as private and confidential, and to store it in accordance with the applicable laws of the Czech Republic, in particular the Act No. 101/2000 Coll., on the protection of personal information, amending certain other laws, as amended.

The admissions committee will evaluate applications based on several criteria (presented content and style, originality and artistic distinction, formal presentation of the portfolio).

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REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER’S STUDENTS

The candidate's abilities, skills and knowledge for study at the Master´s level at ARCHIP will be assessed in an admission review, based on online submission of following documents listed in STEPS 1 - 6:

 

STEP 1 (Application)

Fill in the Application Form, which will be made accessible to you after registering your e-mail address here (includes proof of completed secondary and tertiary education – name of the school, the year of completion and specific name of your degree).

 STEP 2 (Uploads)

Upload the following three attachments:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • A recent passport-style photo of yourself
  • Transcript of records from your previous relevant Bachelor´s level education or current Master’s level education (in the fields of architecture, planning, landscape architecture, industrial design or civil engineering) and your Bachelor´s Level Diploma (if your Bachelor´s Level studies were successfully completed)
  • a proof of study from current (previous) tertiary institution

 STEP 3 (Proof of English-language abilities)

Document proving satisfactory level of English proficiency through one of the following four options:

1. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreigner Language) IBT with a minimum score of 79 points; TOEFL Paper with minimum of 550 points; TOEFL CBT with minimum score of 213 points.
2. IELTS Academic version (International English Language Testing Service, British Council) with a minimum score of 6.5 points
3. CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) C1 level
4. Cambridge Exam (Certificate in Advanced English or Certificate of Proficiency in English from University of Cambridge)
 
Applicants with the following documentation are exempt from the English requirements:
Citizens of Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the USA, who completed an educational degree in the English language (minimum Bachelor´s degree).

 STEP 4 (Design Portfolio)

Attach a Design Portfolio (compiled into one .pdf file of not more than 10 MB) of your works.  Provide a maximum of FIFTEEN (15) A3 (landscape orientation) pages containing:

  • Cover page with your name and your contact information
  • Maximum of FIVE (5) distinct projects (recommended are final thesis projects or most recent projects)
  • Each project must include the following information: name of the project, location, academic or professional project; individual or group work; your role in the process and exact contribution; level of the project (year/semester of your study in which the project was carried out); date when the project was carried out; name and email address of the supervisor of the project
  • Each project documentation must include: concept sketches, development of ideas, approaches and methods; finished drawings of original design work, documented in a clear and precise manner, showing both the intent and the resolution of each project; a written explanation (in English) of the design concept and solution (include the inspiration behind the project as well as the goals and objectives of the design).
  • No more than two (2) projects can be from professional practice (projects from working in a professional atelier/office/self-employment)
  • At least two (2) individual projects (projects where you are the sole author)
  • At least one (1) of the projects should clearly demonstrate your capabilities with respect to structural and technical proficiency. 

 STEP 5 (Essay)

Write a descriptive essay.

The essay should describe one of the projects displayed in your Portfolio. Please explain the meaning and significance of the project (urban/suburban/rural location) in the communicative space within which it is located. This demands (i) explaining its placement in the network of spatial relations of a given location, as well as (ii) its relevance to the tradition of architectural theory and history.  If you see a major innovation in your project, please explain its nature and the difference from previous solutions and styles.

The essay must not exceed 1000 words; it should be longer than 750 words. The first page of the essay must contain its title and full name of the author. Concerning references and quotations, follow one of the major styles (APA, Chicago, Harvard Referencing, MLA). The essay must be submitted in pdf format.

STEP 6 (Interview)

You can be asked for possible video interview (skype).

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