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PhD studies

Doctoral study is the highest type of study at the university. It is focused on independent scientific and research activities as well as creative work in research and development. The primary condition for the admission to the doctoral study is Master´s Degree in the same of similar discipline. Apart from their own graduates, the Faculty of Science also welcomes applicants who have achieved their Master´s Degree at other (including foreign) universities.

The students can choose from 8 disciplines (Analytical Chemistry of Heterogenous Systems, Applied Informatics, Applied Mathematics and Fuzzy Modelling, Biophysics, Biology, Environmental Geography, Economic Geography and Regional Development, Political and Cultural Geography).

In advance, the students consult individual plan of their study and choose the topic of the Ph.D. Thesis out of the topics of individual departments or, having discussed the matter with an anticipated supervisor and the President of the Subject Area Board, they come up with their own topic.

The doctoral study can either be full-time or combined. A standard study period is 4 years, while the maximum study period is 6 years. Full-time doctoral students are provided with a monthly scholarship of 6,000 up to 10,500 CZK (based on the year of study) with a possibility of significant scholarship increase depending on the study and scientific outcomes.

If complying with given criteria, the doctoral students are offered a possibility of accommodation at the

Halls of Residence. The doctoral study application form should be submitted by 16 May. Yet, the exact date, further information, terms and conditions for accepting are always specified in the general information on the Doctoral Admission Procedures – see the link http://prf.osu.cz/20771/informace-o-2-kole-prijimaciho-rizeni-do-phd-studijnich-oboru-pro-ar-2017-2018/ The doctoral studies are terminated by the state doctoral exam and the defence of the dissertation thesis. The Ph.D. degree (placed after the name) is given to successful students.

For more information, please contact: Ing. Monika Kočvarová

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