PhD Students 2021

The national survey “PhD Students 2021” was carried out by the Centre for Higher Education Studies on behalf of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports at the end of 2021, with the cooperation of universities. Its main objective was to obtain comprehensive feedback from students of doctoral study programmes and thus contribute to the understanding of the situation of doctoral students studying at universities in the Czech Republic and subsequently to its improvement.

The survey focused on the following key areas:

  • the intensity and quality of doctoral studies and the role of supervisors,
  • the financial conditions of students,
  • the integration of doctoral students into the academic environment,
  • the level of support in scientific and research activities,
  • further development and experience gaining,
  • employment and future career.

Results summary: Leaflet

Ph.D. alumni employment outside MU

MU alumni who graduated from Ph.D. programmes and have no professional connection to MU at the time of questioning are addressed as participants of the survey. The aim is to find out what employment the alumni leaving MU get and how they assess their Ph.D. studies.

Survey results concern these topics:

  • current field of employment and position,
  • employment history and aspirations in the last year of studie,
  • evaluation of the Ph.D. studies and Masaryk University as a whole.


In spring 2014, Masaryk University participated in the nationwide DOCTORAL STUDENTS 2014 Survey.

The Strategy Office, i.e. the primary coordinator of the MEYS-implemented survey, was also involved in the preparation of the questionnaire (providing incentives and designing modifications) and tasked with addressing MU doctoral students while ensuring the anonymity of all respondents.

The questionnaire covered the following thematic areas:

  • student services and facilities,
  • supervisor,
  • financial situation,
  • studies and motivation,
  • graduation circumstances and conditions,
  • study obligations,
  • research and creative activity,
  • educational and other activity at university,
  • plans for after completion of studies
  • contact questions (standard duration of studies, gender, age, etc.).

Doctoral Students at MU

In the autumn semester 2008 Masaryk University implemented a survey of the opinions, attitudes and expectations of current doctoral students, i.e. students who constitute the core of Masaryk University's future scientific potential.

The Doctoral Students at MU – Motivation, Study Evaluation, Activities survey was designed to examine the following key areas:

  • motivation of doctoral students,
  • range of activities performed and cooperation with supervisors,
  • course and evaluation of studies,
  • student involvement in department operation and scientific activity,
  • mobility opportunities,
  • additional topics.

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