• PhD. Studies

PhD. Studies

Charles University, Faculty of Education, Magdalény Rettigové 4, 116 39 Praha 1

Department for Research and Scientific Activities


PhD. Studies

Contact person: Mgr. Lothar Filip Rudorfer, e-mail: filip.rudorfer@pedf.cuni.cz

Information leaflets for university students considering changes made by amendment to the Act. No 326/1999 Coll. on the Residence of Foreign Nationals with effect from July 31st, 2019Information leaflets for university students considering changes made by amendment to the Act. No 326/1999 Coll. on the Residence of Foreign Nationals with effect from July 31st, 2019

Application deadline: 31. 12. 2019

Entrance examination date: 20. 1. 2020

Open day: 29. 11. 2019 from 3 pm to 5 pm

Fee for the application: 540 CZK

Komerční banka Bank account: 85236011/0100 Transfer post code for payment via postal order: IBAN: CZ43 0100 0000 0000 8523 6011, SWIFT: KOMB CZ PP

Characteristics of studies

Doctoral study is organized in 4 years. It is intended candidates who have properly completed Master's degree program. The study is realized in 2 forms – full-time and combined. Full-time study assumes learner involvement of student in the activities of the department which realizes the study programme. The activity consists in research or teaching activities according to the nature of the department. The combined study assumes contact with the student's workplace on purely educational basis. Doctoral program envisages independent research and creative activity. The artistic-pedagogical branches are aimed at independent theoretical and creative activity.

The study is realized in English. The condition is therefore such knowledge of the English language, what enables the candidate to carry out the above mentioned activities, including taking exams and writing dissertation.

Entrance exam

The candidate demonstrates the capability of doctoral studies at the entrance examination. The exam takes the form of a debate about the project research. The candidate proves own thoughts and thorough knowledge of the research field. Any additional claims in particular branches are mentioned in information about the branches.

Research project

The expected length of text is 10 pages. The project should include in particular: motivation of the applicant to the topic processing, the state of the research in selected field, the results of candidate´s own activities in chosen field, aims, hypotheses, methods, anticipated results, bibliography, design of individual stages of dissertation with respect to the length of study.


Due to the nature and content of study, the applicant can consult the theme, the structure of project and possibilities for its processing with chairs of doctoral boards. Contacts are listed in the information about branches of study.

Admission (The general information)

Recognition of Foreign Diplomas and Degrees

Specification of legalization of documentsAssessment of foreign tertiary education in the admissions procedure of Charles University Bank Account Form

Procedure for Foreign Students Confirming Accommodation at the Halls of Residence at Charles University in Prague

Application form: on-line

Programmes offered in English and German (4 years):

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Application form

  • professional curriculum vitae

  • officially-verified certification of completed undergraduate degree (Master´s studies)

  • a list of publications

  • proposal for a research project

  • additional documentation that may determine the appropriate research panel for doctoral study

  • the proof of payment of the administrative fee

CERTIFIKATE OF COMPLETION of Master´s degree programme. The candidate submits a certified copy of Master´s degree programme to the Department for research and scientific activitiesthe of Faculty of Education with the Application by 29. February 2020 at the latest.(The applicant cannot be admitted without this document.) Candidates who completed Master´s degree programme on abroad need to present confirmation of the equivalence.

The application documents are sent by post to the

Faculty of Education Charles University

Dana Nemcová - Department for Research and Scientific Activities

M. Rettigové 4

116 39 Praha 1

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