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

Department for Research and Scientific Activities

Contact person: Mgr. Lothar Filip Rudorfer, e-mail:

PhD. Studies - Admission procedure for the academic year 2020/21

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, 2019

note.: These deadlines are relevant only for the following PhD majors for the upcomming academic year 2020/21

Didactics of Art Education

Public History

Application deadline:

31. 7. 2020

Entrance examination:

18. 9. 2020

English Language and Literature in a Didactic Perspective

Application deadline:

16. 8. 2020

Entrance examination:

18. 9. 2020

other majors will be re-opened during the next academic year. The new round of entrance admissions will start during fall 2020

Fee for the application: 660 CZK

Komerční banka Bank account: 85236011/0100, Variable code: Students number, 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. In the event that the applicant finishes a Master's degree after the deadline for submission of the application he has to submit the proof of completion of a Master degree to October 21 in the same year.

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.

Diploma Recognition

Assessment of foreign tertiary education in the admissions procedure of Charles University Bank Account Form

Application form: on-line

Programmes offered in English

Applicants should submit the following documents:

  • Application form

  • professional curriculum vitae

  • officially-verified certification of completed undergraduate degree (Master´s studies) - either superlegalized or stamped with apostille

  • 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 22. October 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

Mgr. Lothar Filip Rudorfer

Department for Research and Scientific Activities

M. Rettigové 4

116 39 Praha 1


- Accepted full-time students usually stay onsite and are eligible for a PhD. scholarship received monthly in the amount of 10.500 CZK. However, this amount can be issued only from the time they start studying, that means to have a Czech bank account and sign in person immatriculation documents after arriving in the Czech Republic. Accepted distance(combined) students have to create individual study plans and have to be in-person to do exams and fulfil duties in-person in Prague at our faculty at least 3 months per academic year. Distance students cannot recieve PhD. schollarship support.

- Students who get accepted have to create an ISP (Individual study plan) and fulfil duties in compliance with their supervisor, depending on the study field and focus, if any of the duties are not fullfilled schoolarship support may be reduced.

- There are currently no study fees, nor fees for any internal courses at the Faculty of Education of Charles University in Prague. However, our faculty does not provide students with any support in terms of health insurance, bank account set up, cell phone programmes etc. Nor does the faculty provide support in terms of payment for accommodation, transportation for the entrance exams etc.

Admission (The general information)

Visa and AccommodationProcedure for Foreign Students Confirming Accommodation at the Halls of Residence at Charles University in Prague

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