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Admissions Requirements and Course of the Admissions Process for Doctoral Programs starting in 2023/2024
An applicant for a doctoral program at AFAD can become a student of the chosen study program only by succeeding in the admissions process. If the applicant has completed a master´s program i.e. second level study program, they can enrol in the admissions at AFAD following the required process and apply for one of the proposed dissertation topics.
An applicant for a topic in the study program of Fine Arts (specialization: Fine Arts, Design, Architecture and Art Conservation and Restoration) may enrol one year after completing their master´s program.
An applicant for a topic in the study program of History and Theory of Fine Arts and Architecture may enrol immediately after completing their master´s program.
In case the admissions to AFAD are conducted prior to completing the master´s program, the applicant is admitted conditionally for the doctoral program. The final admission to study is conditioned by the successful completion of the second level study program. The applicant will submit a proof of completion of the second level study program within ten days after completing the second level study program yet no later than the date of enrolment for study i.e. in September 2023 they must prove that they have completed the first level of the study by submitting a verified copy of a master´s degree and diploma supplement.
All foreign applicants (with the exception of the Czech ones) must have a command of the Slovak language at the B1 level before starting their studies.
Foreign applicants, who have studied abroad, are admitted, only if they provide a decision on the recognition of the diploma issued abroad no later than the deadline for the enrolment (September 2023).
If the university issues diplomas after the enrolment date (after September) we do not recommend students that they submit an application, instead we recommend submitting it in the next academic year.
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In the period from April 7, 2023 to June 7, 2023 an applicant for a doctoral program at AFAD will fill out and sent an electronic application which will be posted on the AFAD web page.
After submitting the electronic application in the period from June 13, 2023 from 12:00 am to June 23, 2023 to 8.00 am the applicant shall insert a portfolio and further documents for admissions to doctoral programs on the web page:
An applicant for a doctoral program at AFAD is allowed to submit an application for a maximum of two study programs applying for one of the proposed dissertation topics (choosing either full-time or external form of study if offered) in the chosen study program. During the admissions process the applicant can apply for dissertation topics which will be posted by the AFAD Rector no later than two months prior to the date for the submission of applications for a doctoral program.
The applicant may submit an application for both of following study programs:
Electronic application can be found:
Use the following email address email@example.com for sending the following attachments:
In the period between June 13, 2023 from 12:00 am. – June 23, 2023 to 8:00 am an applicant shall insert a portfolio (applicants for Fine Arts programs) and further documents for an admissions process for a doctoral program via web page: https://ulozisko.vsvu.sk/ in the PDF format max. up to 15 MB:
For more information check the following link:
A fee of € 40 must be paid via bank transfer using the following:
The admissions interview will be conducted from June 29 – June 30, 2023 between an applicant and admissions committee (either in person or online for foreign applicants requesting it).
The admissions process is to test an applicant´s individual skills and preconditions necessary for meeting independently and creatively requirements of the doctoral programs at AFAD. The admissions interview for a doctoral program is carried out before the admissions committee which is appointed by the AFAD Rector for each study program individually. The committee´s decision is influenced by the applicant´s range and quality of their artistic activity, publication activity as well as other activities related to the field of study (e.g. results in the artistic, scientific and scholar competitions)
The admissions process of doctoral studies at AFAD includes an admissions interview, on the basis, of which the applicant´s individual skills and preconditions to meet requirements of doctoral studies at AFAD are examined.
Admissions interview consists of the following parts:
Each member of the admissions committee evaluates the portfolio and artistic activities related to the study programs, project on the dissertation topic, discussion with an applicant based on the sum of points from individual members of the committee. The results of the evaluation and the order of the applicants are submitted by the admissions committee to the Rector of AFAD who decides on the admission for the study program at AFAD. The applicant will receive the admissions decision in accordance with the law and AFAD regulations.
The admissions condition and the course of the admissions procedure for doctoral studies are regulated in detail by the Internal Regulations on the Admissions Process at AFAD.
IR 9/2021 Internal regulation on the admission procedure at the AFADPDF, 397 KB
Information on doctoral programs is provided by the AFAD Study Department: