The primary task of the Doctoral School is to provide educational programs of a high standard in accordance with the requirements of the Bologna system to those leading architects with an MSc or MA degree, as well as to those with an MA or MSc degree in an architecture-related field.
The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:
The Application Process
1. Register on the online application site of the University of Pécs
2. Submit your supporting documents
3. Pay the application fee
5. Online interview
6. Notification about the interview result
7. Pay the tuition fee
8. Letter of Admission (An official letter in which the Faculty offers you a place in the selected program)
9. Visa Process
*Portfolio Requirements: Applicants need to present evidence of creative ability and commitment to the field of architecture in addition to having strong academic credentials. The interview and portfolio requirements help the faculty assess strengths in these more subjective areas. Both the interview and portfolio requirements must be met for the application to be considered.
** Research plan: Thesis topics currently announced (on the website of the Hungarian Doctoral Council)
The following criteria are considered during the admission procedure:
GPA of the applicant’s last two years in the MA/MSc training
0 point: If applicant’s GPA is below 50 %
10 points: If applicant’s GPA is 50 % or above
20 points: If applicant’s GPA is 70 % or above
30 points: If applicant’s GPA is 85 % or above
|Quality and content of the Motivational letter||
0 point: a The motivational letter contains nothing specific, no professional goals are set;
3 points: The motivational letter is too general, remarkably few specifics and professional goals;
6 points: General professional and personal motivation, the goals are also mostly general but it contains at least some specifics (e.g. refers to activities and work tasks to accomplish);
9 points: Definite professional and personal motivation but still general goals;
12 points: Well-thought-out, substantive motivation, quality writing, and professional goals; specific, promising application
15 points: Thoroughly well-thought-out, conclusive motivation and adequately specific professional goals.
Quality and content of the Portfolio
0 point: Unsatisfactory. The portfolio exhibits several major and minor problems with basic visual premise;
3 points: Less than satisfactory. Both the quality and contain is substandard, incomplete in significant ways;
6 points: Satisfactory. The portfolio is complete and satisfactory, exhibiting minor problems in quality craft and detail.
9 points: Good quality. The portfolio demonstrates a level of thoughtfulness in addressing visual skills and creativity, with some minor scale problems.
12 points: High quality. The portfolio demonstrates a level of thoughtfulness in addressing visual skills and creativity.
15 points: Outstanding. Execution of work is thoroughly complete and demonstrates a superior level of ability and skills.
Online interview and the Research Plan
0 point: the applicant cannot communicate with the interviewer, not even the most basic communication acts (greeting, identity issues);
10 points: the interview is lagging, the applicant only communicates in short answers, mostly answers yes or no questions,
25 points: the applicant is fluent in general topics, but can not exactly describe his/her research aims
40 points: the applicant is fluent in both general and professional topics and can express his or her research interest in details
|CEFR level C1 language exam certificate||
0 point: the applicant has only a level B2 language exam certificate in the instruction language;
5 points: the applicant has an internationally recognized CEFR level C1 language exam certificate obtained no earlier than 2 years in the instruction language
0 point: the applicant can not provide reference letters from previous teachers, mentors or project leaders;
5 points: the applicant can provide reference letters from previous teachers, mentors or project leaders;
The admission decision
The minimum requirement for admission is that the candidate
a) obtains more than zero points for each of the four main criteria, and
b) the total score, of at least 60, without extra points.
Tha maximum points the Applicant can obtain can not be more than 100 points.
After conducting a holistic and individualized review of the Research Plan, the Admission Committee makes a decision recommendation based on the obtained points, additional comments and the overall impression of the candidate. In the end, each final decision is influenced by a number of factors, each carefully considered to make the best possible decision for the applicant and the University of Pécs.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Gabriella MEDVEGY
Dean, Full professor
English website of the Faculty
Website of the Breuer Marcell Doctoral School of Architecture