Admission procedure for doctoral studies

Whether you are looking to build on your Master's studies here or are hopping on board from elsewhere, the following steps will tell you everything you need to know, meet and arrange to start your PhD studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, CTU in Prague.

Requirements for admission to Ph.D. studies

What do you need to meet and arrange to start your Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the CTU in Prague?

Study the conditions

Admissions Calendar

The admission procedure is held twice a year. However, the Dean may announce an extraordinary deadline for other interested students upon the proposal of the supervisors.

April 30th 2024

The deadline for submitting the Application form (to start on September 1, 2024)

June 10th - 21th 2024

Admissions to all Ph.D. programs (to start on September 1, 2024)

Step-by-step procedure

1. Choose a suitable study programme

Thanks to your previous studies, you know what you're good at, what you want to excel at and where your career is likely to go in the future. Now all you have to do is choose one of the study programmes and dive in.

2. Don't miss the open day

Not sure about your study programme? Visit us at the Open Day. You'll talk to students and lecturers, get lots of first-hand information and have a clear idea of which programme is right for you. You can find out when the next Doctoral Open Day is taking place and whether it's offline or online in the events calendar.

3. Choose your dissertation topic

Already know where you want to direct your research? Great, now you should approach your chosen supervisor and consult with him/her about your dissertation topic. You can't do without a supervisor.

You must include the topic and the name of the supervisor who wrote the topic in the application form.

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

4. Submit your application and pay the fee

The application for study is made online or in person. You can either print and fill in the traditional application form manually or choose the e-application form, fill it in properly and save the identification code and password after sending it. You will then log in to the system with these and monitor the progress of the admission procedure.

Do not forget to attach key documents to your application (see next point).

The application fee is 900 CZK. We recommend that you pay it by card directly when filling in the e-application form. It is quick and easy. You can of course also transfer it to the faculty's bank account, but the transfer usually takes longer.

Payment details (only apply to the paper application, not the e-application)
Komerční banka, Prague, account no.: 19-5504540257/0100
Variable symbol: 902
message to the recipient: applicant's name
IBAN: CZ9401000000195504540257.

If you prefer to fill in the application form by hand, be sure to bring it signed either to the Science and Research Department, to the mailroom, or send it to the faculty address:
Czech Technical University in Prague
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, OVV
Technická 2
166 27 Praha 6 – Dejvice.

5. Attach key documents

You must submit important documents with your application, without which you will not be admitted to doctoral studies.

If you plan to submit your application in person or by post, you will attach these documents to your printed and signed application form. If you plan to submit an e-application, you will upload all the necessary documents into the electronic application system.

Mandatory attachments to the application (Dean's directive for admission procedure, para. 1.5):

  1. copy of the certificate of completion of master's studies,
  2. statement of study results of master's and bachelor's studies, including the results of state exams, are part of the study,
  3. structured CV in English,
  4. statement of the potential advisor,
  5. document proving knowledge of AJ according to paragraph 1.3 of the SDPR or an application for an AJ exam before or at the entrance exam,
  6. proof of completed studies in the Czech language or successful completion of exams at the FEL language department at level B2 in the case of a study program in the Czech language /if not proven according to 1. or 2., foreign students/.

Optional, recommended attachements to the application (Dean's directive for admission procedure, para. 1.6):

  1. the text of the thesis (including the thesis in progress) in pdf format or a link to download it,
  2. list of publications in scientific journals and at scientific conferences, if the applicant has any, with links to download them,
  3. brief research plan drawn up by the supervisor in collaboration with the applicant on the research he/she wishes to pursue during the doctoral studies,
  4. contact details of preferably two persons who can provide references,
  5. other supporting documents.

6. Attend the interview

You will have a short interview as part of the admissions process. This will test whether you are able to defend your arguments in front of the board. The most common topics discussed are the topic of your planned dissertation, the breadth of your expertise and your motivation to study.

In a 15 to 30 minute oral interview, your communication skills in English or Czech are also tested (for foreign applicants).        

You will be informed of the time and place of the interview electronically.

Are you interested in anything else? Browse the frequently asked questions or write to the contacts below.


Department for Science and Research

  • Czech Technical University in Prague
    Faculty of Electrical Engineering
    Technická 2, 166 27 Praha

Responsible person RNDr. Patrik Mottl, Ph.D.