Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
Faculty of Architecture
N 44° 48' 20.17'', E 44° 48' 20.17''
t: +381 11 322 52 54
f: +381 11 337 01 93
Dean of School
Master : Serbian and English, Serbian
Single-Cycle 5-Year Studies: Serbian and English
PhD: Serbian and English
With a one hundred and seventy year tradition, the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade established as a strong node in the international network of design schools is the leading higher education institution for architecture and urban studies in the Balkans region. The Faculty of Architecture is a distinguished, broad-minded school offering outreaching comprehensive degree studies in architecture and urbanism arranged into five cycles that collectively address various thematic areas and promote a distinct focus on creativity and innovation and academic research.
The Faculty of Architecture is situated in the iconic Technical Faculties Building in the centre of Belgrade, that was originally designed to host technical schools - a purpose it continues to serve almost a century later.
The city of Belgrade, in addition to being a vibrant and continually changing capital of the country, is an important node in Southeast Europe, and provides a rich contextual framework for teaching and learning at the Faculty of Architecture.
1100 students (800 Bachelor, 250 Master, 50 PhD), 5% of foreign students.
180 staff members (60 full-time and approx. 120 visiting lecturers and critics).
Library with study center, antique book collection, computer lab, exhibition space, bookshop, cafe.
Exhibition Hall "Aula"
Information and Documentation Centre
The most common types of accommodation used by foreign students are renting a room at the Students' Centre Belgrade (student dormitory) or renting private housing.The Faculty of Architecture provides support for international students regarding accommodation and settling in, studying and student life, living in Belgrade.
Usual requirements for undergraduate studies are high school diploma, for master completed 1st cycle (that is 180ECTS, for doctoral studies completed 1st and 2nd cycle that is 300ECTS awarded. The standard admission procedure involves application, entrance examination and enrollment, but criteria and admission requirements are dependent on the type of the studies and timely available in the admission office and the official website.
Tuition and fees are dependent on the type of the studies and timely available in the admission office and the official website(www.arh.bg.ac.rs/en/).
Applications for the academic year beginning in October are open from March 15th.
Master , Architecture, 2 years, Master of Architecture – M.Arch., Serbian and English, 120,
Master , Integral Urbanism, 2 years, Master of Urbanism and Regional Development, Serbian and English, 120,
Master , Interior Architecture, 2 years, Master Engineer of Interior Architecture, Serbian, 120,
Single-Cycle 5-Year Studies, Architecture, 5 years, Master of Architecture, Serbian and English, 300,
Specialization, Energy efficient and green architecture, 1 year, Architect specialist in energy efficient and green architecture, Serbian, 60,
Specialization, Urban Renewal - Cities in the New Millennium, 1 year, Specialist in the field of urban renewal, Serbian, 60,
PhD, Architecture and Urbanism (IMT), 3 years, Doctor of Technical Science in Architecture and Urbanism, Serbian and English, 180,
The studies are practice-based and taught by academics and professional practitioners and supported to develop the practical and specialist technical, conceptual and professional skills required for future practice in a chosen subject, by getting involved and participating in studio based practice and school’s projects – public screenings and exhibitions offer valuable opportunities for students to engage with professional contexts and receive feedback on their work. Broad educational offerings give students a chance to independently create own educational profiles and to choose what to pursue in further cycles, while the ‘studio-driven’ method provides best exercising of the design process and learning in small, highly focused groups under a single tutor. All study programmes are aligned with both the national accreditation and the Bologna Declaration principles and standards, while Undergraduate and Master studies in Architecture are awarded RIBA Course Status Part 1 and 2. Confirmation also comes from numerous successful students and graduates, often achieving enviable results domestically and abroad.
UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES represent the first-degree studies and are conceived as a comprehensive education including a broad set of subjects related to technical, technological and social sciences, arts and humanities, providing students with the foundation for further professional and scientific development. The study programme is organized around study units and courses. Study units are packages of one or more courses, grouped according to content and teaching method. Studies include both theoretical and practical education, with greater focus on instruction within the studio (‘studio-driven’ method), where students gain the required knowledge, skills or competences via individual or group work on a particular (design) project in the field of architecture, urbanism and architectural technologies.
University of Belgrade offers Master programmes in several scientific and artistic fields, providing in this way a multidisciplinary education to future architects and opportunities to create their own educational curricula. The programmes are based on the studio-driven method that emphasises teaching in a studio where students gain the necessary knowledge, skills and competencies by working on a comprehensive project individually or in a group. Studio design consists of two parts: 1) the practical part, which includes work on a defined brief and 2) the theoretical part, which consists of seminars and lectures related to topics complementing the studio work.
Validated for RIBA course status, Master studies in Architecture are conceived to include and conciliate the fields of history and theory of architecture, architectural and urban design, urban planning, implementation of architectural structures, architectural technologies and structural engineering.
Studies are organized as specialized studies from the first semester, offering the following Modules: Architecture (A), Urbanism (U), Architectural Technology (AT) and Structural Engineering (SE).
Curricula include carefully selected tasks and topics with practical relevance, so as to ensure a link to the real practice. The study programme also includes internships, which are aimed at providing students with the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge and to acquire direct practical knowledge and experience in architectural offices, and/or other public institutions.
The study programme is integrated and includes both scientific and art doctorate. Scientific studies are focused on two main areas of study: architecture and urbanism, including numerous specific areas, such as: the study of architecture, technology and management in architecture, bioclimatic and environmental architecture, structural systems, history and theory of architecture, the study and preservation of the built heritage. The main research field in artistic studies is architectural and urban design.
The first study year, after which students choose their main field of research, is the same for all students and it includes the study of general research methodology. The third year is intended for the compilation of a research thesis and doctoral dissertation. Upon completion, students are awarded the title of PhD / Doctor of Technical Science in Architecture and Urbanism, and will have acquired skills required to conduct original scientific research at a high academic level, to develop new technologies, to solve practical and theoretical problems independently, and to give their contribution to the development of science and critical thinking.
Faculty of Architecture is highly dedicated to the established research programme, including projects aimed at the development of capacities, addressing challenges in global and local society and international positioning of the school and its researches. Within the research framework, the school collaborates with and use the resources provided by the local government and international funding bodies.