of Architecture


Doctoral studies


The candidate that has identified a professor that supports his project and is willing to direct his thesis must seek admission by sending to the Doctoral Board (dottorato.arc@usi.ch) the application form and a copy of qualifications (both by electronic and in hardcopy).
It is also indispensable to enclose a letter of support of the professor-thesis director and a description of the project (approx. 5 pages). Incomplete dossiers will not be considered.
The documents must reach the office by 1 June (for enrolments before the autumn semester) or 1 November (for enrolments before the spring semester). The Doctoral Board meets twice a year to assess applications. Candidates select are invited to an interview.
Accepted candidates are enrolled for their doctoral studies at the Academy of Architecture-Università della Svizzera italiana. Enrolment entails the payment of tuiton fees foreseen by the Regolamento per le ammissioni.