Do you have any questions?
Have you decided to enrol in a doctoral degree programme at Masaryk University? Contact your chosen faculty and find out how to proceed. Each faculty has a unique set of admission conditions. However, before you start, do read the following section so you know exactly what's in store.
„Have you made up your mind and identified a research goal? Great! You can suggest a doctoral thesis research topic yourself. Alternatively, you can also browse through lists of previously announced research topics. Some faculties publish their lists, in some cases you may have to refer to the office for doctoral studies.
Have you selected a field of study and thesis topic? Find out which supervisors are accepting new students from the department for doctoral studies at your chosen faculty.
Then, contact your future supervisor directly. They will serve as your guide and thesis consultant throughout your studies. They can also help you formulate your thesis topic.
Check the registration deadline. This varies according to your chosen field of study. Submit the electronic application form and pay the 600 CZK fee (650 CZK to Faculty of Social Studies; 1000 CZK to Doctoral degree programmes in foreign language at Faculty of Arts).
Applicants for study in doctoral degree programmes must prove they completed higher education in the Master’s degree programme; for the study of arts also obtaining an academic degree.
In case you completed Czech higher education, you shall submit the diploma from the higher education institution; this is usually required on enrolment (see below). You will be informed by the faculty in time.
In case you completed higher education abroad, you will have to prove its completion, too. More information is to be found here.
The procedure is different at each faculty. You must convince the admissions committee that you have a genuine interest in the selected topic. The faculty will inform you of all of the particulars at least a month in advance. However, the general conditions are already available at the faculty website.
You will most likely learn whether you have been admitted or not directly from the admissions committee; alternatively, you may be informed by mail or via the e-application. You will also be informed of enrolment dates and conditions, although these are also to be found on the faculty website. Please note that you only become a student following enrolment.
In case you were not admitted, you may appeal against the decision.
“I became involved in several projects in my fourth year. I found my research activities more fulfilling than a standard job and realized that I wanted to study while also working at the faculty. I selected my topic of choice – national debt, national efficiency – from among current topics on offer and contacted two or three potential supervisors. The dean contacted me first, saying that he would gladly supervise my thesis. I sent him an essay as part of the entrance examination and we subsequently agreed to further specify my thesis topic.”Peter Bado
doctoral candidate, Economic Policy