SAHC International Masters Course

Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions

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SAHC masters course is held in Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal and Spain

SAHC is a leading international Masters Course in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions.

SAHC ran for ten consecutive years as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, co-funded by the European Union. Since its origin, SAHC received about 500 students from 75 countries worldwide and more than 50 Scholars from top Universities inside and outside Europe. SAHC is now running its 16th edition as a self-sustainable Masters Course, attracting high-quality international students.

The objective of SAHC is to offer an advanced education programme on the engineering of conservation of structures, with a focus on architectural heritage. The main focus of this training is the application of scientific principles in analysis, innovation and practice of conservation of monuments and historical constructions worldwide.

The Masters Course has a duration of one academic year and is held on a rotating basis among partners, so each student follows coursework in one partner institution and dissertation in another one. The language of instruction and examinations is English. The degree awarded is a Master’s degree, provided as a double degree from the institutions involved.

Scholarships financed by the SAHC Consortium are available for students coming from any geographical origin. Scholarships sponsored by the European Union are not available.


APPLICATIONS for the 2023/2024 academic year (17th edition) are now closed, but the 1st call for student applications (18th edition) will open in mid-October 2023.z

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