The deadline for applications is August 1, 2020 (EU students only).
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1. What will I be asked in an admission interview?
2. Which documents do I need to submit in order to be eligible for application?
3. I have not finished my first degree. Can I still apply for Masters?
4. How well do I need to speak English in order to be eligible for application?
5. Where can I find more information about the subjects I will have at ARCHIP?
6. How do I find out when my exams take place?
7. How do I arrange my accommodation and can ARCHIP arrange it for me?
8. Is it possible to have a part-time job while studying at ARCHIP?
9. Does ARCHIP provide internships for students?
10. What are the living expenses in Prague?
11. I am an international student. When should I come to Prague?
12. Is it possible to get a scholarship at ARCHIP?
13. Are study materials included in the tuition costs?
14. Where can I go on ERASMUS?
15. Where can I find ARCHIP’s academic year schedule?
16. Do I have access to ARCHIP’s facilities also during night hours?
Each applicant participates in a Skype video interview which lasts approximately 20 minutes. This is an opportunity for us to talk to you and get to know you beyond your motivational letter. We expect to find out whether you have a general knowledge of history of art, an idea about different eras of styles and important architects. The interview is held in a rather informal tone, yet it is a vital part of the admission process as it inﬂuences the ﬁnal decision.
The documents we need from you differ depending on your programme of choice. Generally, you will need to submit a proof of completed education as well as an evidence of having taken an English language exam with a level of achievement indicated. If applying for the Bachelor programme, you should prepare a Portfolio which would include a motivation letter and images of your architecture design projects and/or drawings, sketches etc. As a Master programme applicant, you will have to prepare a more elaborate Design Portfolio containing a maximum of five distinct projects and provide complex information on them such as also concept sketches, development of ideas, approaches and methods, a written explanation of the design concept and solution etc.
Find out more information about the programme you are applying for here.
Yes, you can apply for the Master programme if you are presently enrolled in a graduate course (in Architecture, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design or Civil Engineering) and provide a proof of this.
If you are not a citizen of an English-speaking country or you do not have at least one undergraduate degree from a school which teaches in English you will need to submit a proof of your English level proficiency with the level of achievement indicated as per the following requirements:
For Bachelor ↓
For Masters ↓
* Please note that the certificate must not be older than two years.
You can find all the information on English language requirements here.
Currently, ARCHIP offers three study programmes: a Bachelor degree, a Master degree and a semester programme of Global Architecture and Design. All programmes are appropriately accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education and are aimed to provide you with a broad foundation of knowledge and a range of transferable skills, leading to many academic and career options.
You can find information on each program’s subjects here.
The exam dates slightly vary from year to year. You can find up-to-date information about the Winter and Summer exam period, as well as other important dates here.
ARCHIP cannot arrange accommodation for you but we can recommend several options for you to pick and choose from. We also have two trusted accommodation providers that are popular with our students. Their premises are clean and modern and, conveniently so, it is possible to book a room or a flat online.
For more detailed information on accommodation options, check out our guide on living in Prague here (scroll down to the 'Accommodation' section).
It is not recommended that our students work part-time jobs during their studies at ARCHIP. The standard weekly hour load is 24–26 hours but it is necessary that students develop their skills also by independent work. Spending a significant amount of time in studios, as well as socialising with fellow students or co-workers might add up to 40 hours per week spent at school, thus a part-time job might be hard to juggle with all of this, especially in the ﬁrst few years of your studies.
No, ARCHIP does not arrange internships for students. As part of their curriculum, students have a practice week in the bachelor year during which they they are able to spend time working in the company studio. ARCHIP does, however, encourage students to find internships during summer and, thus, broaden their skillset, and will happily provide recommendations or suggestions for internships.
Prague is one of Europe’s most affordable cities, despite the overall quality of life in this cultural capital being at a very high level. The average living costs for students range from 10 000 to 20 000 CZK per month (approximately 400 to 800 EUR per month). This includes accommodation, meals, public transport and entertainment, the final expense being dependent on the location of one's accommodation and one's lifestyle choices and spending habits.
Find out more useful information on living in Prague here.
The ofﬁcial school start will be announced to you far in advance so you could plan out your move to Prague. It is recommended that students come earlier in order to settle in and prepare for their new studies but this, of course, depends on your VISA as well as your personal preference.
Yes, if you are a Bachelor student you may be eligible for scholarship after your first year of study at ARCHIP. Master students are considered automatically. Scholarships are awarded to those who perform above-average in terms of academia and successfully complete all enrolled courses. Other criteria evaluated by the scholarship committee include diligence in study, attendance, extra-curricular activities in and out of school, other interests and an overall attitude.
If you wish, you can download our detailed document with the rules of the scolarship here.
No, model-making and drawing materials, printing for studio works, study of ﬁeld trips are not included in the tuition costs. 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. However, literature is delivered in electronic form directly from tutors or it is accessible in the library free of charge.
ARCHIP is an integral part of the Erasmus+ student and staff mobility program ever since we have obtained the ECHE in 2014. We have a number of partner universities and institutions that our students can choose from each year and spend a semester at their desired location. Our choice includes the possibility to study at universities in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Norway and many more. For more information on our current international partners click here.
The academic schedule is slightly different every year. You can find an up-to-date academic calendar here.
No, but you can work at school until quite late. ARCHIP’s premises are accessible from 5:00 in the morning until 23:00 in the evening.