Faculty of Architecture and Design, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Fakulta Architektury
Bratislava, SK
Faculty of Architecture and Design, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Fakulta Architektury
Námestie Slobody 19
812 45 Bratislava 1

N 48° 9' 4.37'', E 48° 9' 4.37''

Ing. arch. Klara Machacova PhD.
Vice-dean for international relations
e: klara.machacova@stuba.sk
t: +421 940 613 584
doc. Ing. arch. Branislav  Puskar PhD.
Dean of School
Degree programmes
Bachelor study: Slovak (English)
Master study: Slovak (English)
Doctoral study: Slovak, English
Faculty profile

The Faculty of Architecture and Design, located in the town centre, is one of the seven Faculties of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava (STU) - one of the biggest Universities in Slovakia with which a number of outstanding personalities is associated. The ambition of the STU is to contribute to extending knowledge through its acquisition from science and to foster its dissemination via education as well as its application in direct co-operation with industry. In this way the university adheres to the significant heritage created by its predecessors – academicians of the Mining Academy in Banská Stiavnica, which was the first technical university established in the heart of Europe in 1762. The current University was founded in 1937, establishment of the Department of Architecture and Building Construction in 1946 was the birth of the architectural education in Slovakia.  An independent Faculty of Architecture was established in 1976, it changed its name in 2020 to Faculty of Architecture and Design. Within the short history of our school, students and staff have achieved significant results in international competitions, research projects and design for practice.
Nowadays Faculty has nine institutes – Institute of Architecture of Residential Buildings; Institute of Architecture of Public Buildings, Institute of Sustainable and Experimental Architecture; Institute of History and Theory of Architecture and Heritage Restoration; Institute of Structures in Architecture and Engineering Buildings; Institute of Interior and Exhibition Design; Institute of Urban Design and Planning; Architecture; Institute of Industrial Design; Institute of Visual Arts and Multimedia.

The Faculty of Architecture and Design is situated within the STU campus right in the centre of Bratislava, the Capital city of Slovakia, next to the Presidential Palace and Governmental buildings.  The building itself is a masterpiece of Modern architecture, a part of Slovakia’s cultural heritage.

1300 students (850 Bachelor, 400 Master, 50 PhD), 4% of foreign students.

143 staff members (105 full-time and approx. 38 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

Students’ card, Students’ parliament, sporting facilities and events. Invited lectures, creative workshops and competitions are organized year-round. Autumn University – on-site short training sessions on selected topics organized in premises of the Faculty of Architecture in Banská Stiavnica and vicinity.


Audio - Lab
CAD - Lab
Computing service
Exhibition hall,
Extensivemodelling workshop
Plot centre
sculpture studio, painting studio


Accommodation can be provided or recommended in student hostels.

Admission Requirements

For Bachelor programmes: Higher secondary school diploma (grammar school or equivalent).
For Master programmes:  Bachelor’s degree (in architecture, civil engineering or similar).
Admission exams are required for both.


For more infromation about admissions, please visit: www.fad-stuba.com

Tuition fees

No fees for study in Slovak language in the regular Bachelor and Master Programmes.
PhD. programmes: 500,- Euro per year.
Study in English language: Fees vary according to the type of programme - please consult the web page of the University: http://www.stuba.sk/new/generate_page.php?page_id=2020

Application Deadline

Bachelor programmes: November
Master programmes: May
PhD programmes: May
For foreign students studying in English language: May
Note: for exact dates please consult the web page.

Bachelor study, Architecture and Urban Design, Product design, 4-year, Bc., Slovak (English),

Bachelor in Architecture and Urban Design, Bachelor in Product Design;

Master study, Architecture, urbanism, Design, 2-year, Ing.arch., Mgr.art., Slovak (English),

Master in Architecture   Ing.arch.; Master in Urban Design  Ing.arch.; Master of Arts in Product Design  Mgr.art.

Doctoral study, Architecture, Urban Design, Restoration of Architectural Heritage, Industrial and Product Design, Theory of Architecture, 3-year (part-time 5-years), PhD., ArtD., Slovak, English,

Architecture PhD.; Urban Design PhD.; Restoration of Architectural Heritage PhD.; Industrial and Product Design ArtD.; Theory of Architecture PhD.

Complying with the European accreditation standards, the Faculty offers academic education and carries out research at an internationally compatible level in the following study fields: Architecture and Urban Design, Industrial and Product Design. Since 2002, in coherence with the Bologna Declaration, the study model consists of Bachelor’s degree programmes in the study fields Architecture and Urban Design, and in Industrial and Product Design (4 years). The Master’s degree programmes are in Architecture, in Urban Design, and Industrial and Product Design (2 years). These as well as the Doctoral degree programmes (3 years) can be taken also in English. In Architecture and Urban Design the curriculum corresponds to the requirements of the Directive 2005/36/EC on professional qualification.
The studies are organized in the ECTS credit system allowing thus vivid participation in exchange programmes.

Bachelor study programmes provide fundamental architectural education and prepare students for the master programmes. The Study Programme in Architecture and Urban Design (based on the EU guidelines) focuses on theoretical knowledge as well as development of creative skills through design studios. They form more than 40% of the overall curriculum structure, complemented by construction engineering and sciences (20%), theoretical courses (16%), visual arts (more than 13%) and humanities and history (7%).
In the fourth year students can choose from nine thematic modules. The final bachelor degree project consists of a theoretical seminar and an architectural or urban design, it is defended in the form of a state exam.
The Study Programme Product Design offers a complex information basis in design theory, history of arts, ergonomics, technology and product engineering, material machining, ecology. Design studios ara important part of the study.

The Master Programme in Architecture and the Master Programme in Urban Design are offered in a two year full-time form, open to graduates of the Bachelor programmes in Architecture and Urban Design and related recognized study programmes. They  combine traditional and new forms of study, including new technology and up-to-date themes and prepare students for the architectural profession – the title Ing.arch. granted by STU is accepted as a professional qualification for the architectural profession in all EU countries.
The curriculum core in Architecture and Urban Design is represented by design studios (58% of total hours with related courses and seminars), obligatory theoretical courses form about 30% of the total curriculum structure. Additionally students make their choice  from a variety of optional elective courses depending on each student’s personal  orientation and own desired profile. Fnal work in each specialization consists of two parallel parts: the diploma seminar focused on a survey of the given theme and the diploma project. The student should demonstrate the capacity of working out architectural or town-planning designs in a complex, creative and original manner, to coordinate the aethetical, technical, structural, economic, ecological, social and other requirements for the building or the urban environment.
The Master study programme in Industrial and Product Design is open to graduates of the Bachelor study programme in Product Design or related fields of study. The study focuses on developing creativity skills in product and interior design, providing complex information in humanities and technical sciences, artistic and manual capacities as well as computer skills.

Full-time (3 years) and part-time (5 years) programmes leading to a doctoral degree are offered in three study branches: in Architecture and Urban Design: Architecture, Urban Design, Restoration of Architectural Heritage and Structural Systems in Architecture (Title: PhD.); in Industrial and Product Design (Title: ArtD.); and within History and Theory of Fine Arts and Architecture: Theory of Architecture (Title: PhD.). Eligible are candidates who have a Master’s degree and admission is subject to a selection procedure.
The doctoral programme includes a number of courses and seminars and participants are invited to participate in research projects of the Faculty. Research topics are offered by promoters. The doctoral degree is granted following a public defence of the work.
The individual programmes reflect the current research and artistic orientation of the Institutes of the Faculty and they allow for shaping of an individual profile of the candidates aimed at theoretical-philosophical exploring, preparing them for an independent creative, scientific and research career or artistic activity in the fields of architecture, town-planning, industrial design ant theory of arts and architecture, including protection of architectural heritage.
This top-level theoretical study offers preparation for a well-founded research and science – oriented professional career in theory, philosophy and history of the field. The candidate obtains competence for self-contained and creative work, for participation in theoretical, research and scientific projects, analysis- demanding tasks within the field, identification of their principles and rules, and acquires knowledge that represents the state-of-the-art in the given theoretical or artistic field.

The Faculty of Architecture and Design has a specialized library equipped with modern communication facilities. Own periodicals and specialized units contribute significantly to the research profile of the Faculty. Thematic research is being done by staff and co-researchers from the Academy of Sciences, other Faculties or practice under various grant programmes, complemented by exhibitions, workshops and competitions (e.g. Ecocity project, Oikodomos programme or urbANNAtur).