• A private international college of architecture
  • Accredited by the Ministry of Education
  • Situated in central Prague

Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) is the only college of architecture in Eastern Europe to offer a complete 3-year Bachelor programme in English. ARCHIP started from the academic year 2011/2012 and provides a truly international environment with, students representing almost 20 different nationalities.

The study programme is supported by many other activities, international contacts and events.

The plan to start a new international school of architecture in Prague was born in 2005 in a group of people around architect Martin Roubík (1949–2008).

ARCHIP is a private college operating with permission on state authority under Section 39 of the Act No. 111/1998 Coll., on higher education, taking the form of a decision of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic dated on April 29,2010 – 11002/2010–30.


ARCHIP’s premises are based close to the city centre, in a former printing workshop – providing an inspirational design environment.

ARCHIP Building

Entrance Hall

Studio space

Computer lab




Movie Theater "OKO"

Letná Orchards


ARCHIP benefits from being situated in Prague, whose architecture and urbanism have evolved for a thousand years; from Romanesque architecture to modern and contemporary buildings. Prague is reputed to be one of the most magnificent cities in the world, with a historical town centre that has been on UNESCO’s list of cultural heritage sites since 1992.

People at school




Internal Rules




Started in 2011, the ARCHIP Library is designed to assist and support college studies. The library’s collec­tion of English-language publications contains professional architectural literature in the fields of architecture, building construction, urban planning and interior design. Related topics include historic preservation, environmental architecture, and land use planning.The documents are freely accessible in the Study Room of the ARCHIP Library and sorted thematically.

Opening hours

Mon 08:15–12:00 Tue 08:15–12:00 Wed 08:15–12:00


Františka Křížka 1, 170 00 Praha 7

Head librarian

Zuzana Scholzová



ARCHIP does not have its own campus or halls of residence. Students may apply for a place in the halls of residence of other universities – for example the AAAD dormitory, close to the college: As everywhere else, students may arrange for private rented accommodation. Recommended services: realestate.ex­  


As a condition of enrolment, all students are obliged to furnish proof of medical insurance (also a condition in the Agreement on Study), which covers all costs in the event of sickness, treatment and hospitalisation.

RMA Centrum (Dukelských hrdinů 17, 170 00 Praha 7), which has specialist physicians for common diseases and ailments, is the basic healthcare provider to students of ARCHIP. In the case of a more serious health condition, English-speaking medical facilities, e.g. the Canadian Medical Centre, or Nemocnice Na Homolce are available.  


The following numbers are available 24/7, the call is free and the service is English-speaking: 112 – general emergency line throughout the EU 150 – Fire Brigade 155 – Medical Emergency 156 – Prague City Police 158 – Police  


Prague has an extensive and efficient public transport system – metro, buses, trams; the student rates are very reasonable (especially the time-base travel cards).  


In the last twenty years, Prague has become a cosmopolitan city in which many nationalities study, work and live alongside each other. Please refer to the following useful reference and resource websites for more information:  


Students in the Czech Republic have the option of using various international students’ cards for discounts on shopping and services. The cards are useful and widely used for reducing the cost of living. ISIC is the most popular and widely used card of this kind, and the only internationally accepted proof of full-time student status.