The list of the questions
- Can I have a part time job during my studies at ARCHIP?
- Is the literature included in the tuition?
- How can I get a scholarship?
- How many students are in the class?
- Can I be at the school in the evening/night?
- Do you cooperate with some accomodation provider?
- Do you provide internships?
- How should I prepare for the admission interview?
- When should I come to Prague?
- Where do ARCHIP students come from?
1/ Can I have a part time job during my studies at ARCHIP?
The standard weekly hour load is 24-26 hours but that covers lectures therefore the theoretical part of the education. Spending time over those hours is rather necessary to develop your skills while working on the projects. In addition, the attendance is mandatory in order to be able to pass the course. Keeping in mind the work in studios, socialising with fellow students/ co-workers and being in the creative and intellectual environment we recommend to spend at least 40 hours per week at school. As a result, student job is not recommended, especially within ﬁrst years, but some of the students have the work later on.
2/ Is the literature included in the tuition?
The tuition fees cover instruction and basic learning content for lectures and seminars, costs associated with the ﬁnal graduation ceremony, the Final State Examination and diplomas. These fees are for academic tuition only and do not include housing, food, travel or personal expenses. Model-making and drawing materials, printing for studio works, study of ﬁeld trips are not included. The literature is delivered in electronic form directly from tutors or accessible in the library free of charge.
3/ How can I get a scholarship?
Bachelor student may be eligible for scholarship after 1st year of study at ARCHIP, the Master students are considered automatically. The aacademic committee elaborates on the following criteria with afterward decision declaration –
- Above-average academic performance hence successful completion of all enrolled courses
- Level of diligence to study
- Overall attitude
- Interests and extracurricular activities
As presented, the scholarship requires more than basic fulﬁlment of student's duties, it is based on merit and is aimed to motivate and reward the best students.
4/ How many students are in the class?
As we are a rather small school, the study class varties between 10-20 people, depending upon the sepciﬁc course. As a result, the student-teacher communication and interesction on more personal level.
5/ Can I be at the school in the evening/night?
ARCHIP premises are accessible from 5:00 in the morning until 23:00 in the evening.
6/ Do you cooperate with some accomodation provider?
We can recommend several options for students to pick from and also we have 2 accomodation providers with whom we have closed cooperation – they are trusworthy, our students are satisﬁed with the service and the premises are clean, modern and nice. In addition, the booking or a room / ﬂat is available online.
7/ Do you provide internships?
Students have a practice week in the bachelor year when they work in the company studio but Archip does not have a summer internship as a mandatory part of education, yet of course we highly recommend ﬁnding internships during summer because of the skills you may gather. As we also take into consideration that each student might have different preferences, students search for internships themselves, but we can give you recoomendations or suggestions.
8/ How should I prepare for the admission interview?
Each student will be asked to participate in the Skype video interview which lasts approximately 20 minutes. You do not have to worry, it is just a standard procedure as a part of admission process in order for us to talk to you and getting to know you beyond motivational letter as well as get to know whether you have general knowledge or idea about history of art, different eras of styles and important representants of architects. It is of rather informal nature, yet an important part of admission process as it has an inﬂuance on the ﬁnal decision.
9/ When should I come to Prague?
The oﬁcial school start will be annonced to you but you can come to Prague earlier, depending upon your VISA as well as you preference regarding the settling and preparing for the study start.
10/ Where do ARCHIP students come from?
Given our truly international environment, which we consider as one of the ARCHIP’s pillars, we have students from over 30 countries. You will deﬁnitely ﬁt in here and make life–long friends from all over the world.
Take a look at the ARCHIP’s internationality, visualised by Kasimir, one of our students: