Doctoral study

The last step to your dream academic career remains. You already know from your previous studies what you enjoy and what knowledge you want to develop, so the choice should be clear. However, even as an experienced student, you can appreciate a guide to progressing through your studies, choosing a major and applying for a PhD.

How to apply

Basic information

  • Ph.D. degree behind the name
  • The content of the study is scientific research under the guidance of a supervisor or supervisor with a topic that has the potential to discover new results that go beyond the current state of knowledge
  • the form of study is full-time for 4 years with a scholarship, or combined (distance) for 5 years without a scholarship
  • admission is subject to completion of a Master's degree and demonstrable knowledge of English
  • start of studies on 1 February or 1 September
  • applications by 30 April or 31 October
  • The typical average net income (in the 20-80 percentile range) during the standard period of full-time doctoral studies is 35 - 52 thousand EUR. CZK/month, which corresponds to a gross income of 44 - 67 thousand CZK/month. CZK/month.

A PhD at the FEE?

First-class colleagues, state-of-the-art facilities, above-standard scholarship. Our PhD students have the chance to work on innovative projects that push the boundaries of human knowledge and possibility.

Why study Ph.D. at the FEE

Course of doctoral studies

The aim of the doctoral studies is to prepare graduates for scientific work, which they will apply mainly in the academic environment, in scientific institutions (e.g. the Academy of Sciences) or in research and development departments of commercial companies.

1. Selection of the framework topic of the dissertation

You can choose from a list of topics offered by our trainers. Unfortunately, it is not possible to register for the study with your own, unlisted topic.

2. Arranging with a potential supervisor

The list of dissertation topics always includes the supervisor or the supervisor of the dissertation. Please contact the supervisor in person or electronically before submitting your application to see if he or she has the capacity to work with you. Each supervisor has only a limited number of PhD students with whom he or she can work.

You must include the topic and the name of the supervisor or supervisor who wrote the topic in the application form, so make arrangements well in advance. The contact details of the supervisor are included in the list of topics.

3. Submitting the application, admisssion procedure

The admission procedure is held twice a year. However, the dean may, on the proposal of the supervisors, announce an extraordinary term for other interested persons.

4. First year of study

Completion of at least one subject.

5. First stage of study (so-called study block)

In the study block you will have

  • supplementing your professional knowledge by studying at least two professional subjects prescribed by your individual study plan,

  • scientific, publishing and presentation activities,

  • Teaching practice during your studies is optional.

At the end of this stage you will have:

  • completed all the compulsory professional subjects by passing examinations,

  • published at least one scientific article of which the PhD student is the main author and which relates to the topic of the dissertation,

  • passed an English language examination or a recognised certificate demonstrating adequate knowledge of the English language,

  • a completed and successfully defended scientific study (the so-called 'minimum').

6. Consultation of the study progress

The supervisor is the alpha and omega of your doctoral studies. Before you apply, it is essential that you consult with them about your ideas for your studies (focus, topic, publications, presentation of results) and get their approval.

However, supervisors do not only act as consultants for the qualifying work. They should rightly experience the whole study with you and guide you to a successful completion. Consult with them on everything including:

  • literature (sources),

  • public speaking when presenting results,

  • financial resources to secure projects,

  • establishing professional contacts at home and abroad, or

  • joining the international scientific community.

7. Next phase of study

After the study session you will have:

  • Passing the state doctoral examination (full-time students of the four-year study programme are obliged to pass the state doctoral examination by the end of the third year of their studies),

  • Demonstration of internationalisation (e.g. through collaboration with a foreign faculty),

  • fulfilment of the publication requirements (publish at least one scientific article during the study),

  • and only then submitting the dissertation.

8. Dissertation

Upon successful defense of your dissertation, you will be awarded a Ph.D. degree on behalf of.

The dissertation can be submitted no later than 7 years from the start of the study (within 6 years for students who started their studies after 1 September 2021).

In the event that the dissertation is not submitted during the four-year full-time or five-year combined form of study, after the expiration of the relevant period of study, study is either automatically interrupted until the dissertation is defended, or:

  • those studying in the full-time form of the four-year programme have the option of requesting a transfer to the combined form of study,
  • those studying in the combined form have the option of requesting an extension of their studies up to the maximum duration of their studies, i.e. up to seven years from the start of their studies.

9. Dean's award

The Dean may award a prize for a prestigious dissertation.

Responsible person RNDr. Patrik Mottl, Ph.D.