Doctoral studies are the highest level of higher education. They are characterised by an individualised form of studies and independent scientific-research activity of a postgraduate student.
It runs in single-discipline form only, based on an individual study plan, under the guidance of a supervisor. The standard duration of studies in all doctoral study programmes is four years.
All doctoral programmes at the Faculty of Economics and Administration can be studied in Czech and English, the programme of Finance can be studied in German as well. Studies in Czech programmes are free; studies in foreign programmes are charged.
Studies are concluded by a state doctoral examination and thesis defence. Following successful completion of studies, graduates are awarded the Ph.D. degree (philosophiæ doctor) to be written after their names.
Doctoral studies at the MU Faculty of Economics and Administration in all study programmes are offered both full-time and part-time.
In addition to scientific research duties, full-time students also have other duties, including participation in lectures, organisation of conferences, the faculty’s educational and other activities, etc. All duties are distributed on individual working days according to the student’s schedule.
Full-time students in Czech programmes receive a monthly scholarship to support studies in doctoral studies programmes for the standard duration of studies.
The part-time form of study is more often chosen by those applicants who also have other duties (e.g. employment or family), which do not enable them to be present at the faculty on a daily basis. For this reason, their participation in lectures, organisation of conferences, the faculty’s educational and other activities is mandatory.
Tuition fees: 1,200 EUR per study year (2 semesters).
Tuition fee is payable at the beginning of each study year, at the beginning of first semester of the period.
Students will obtain detailed information on the payment method along with the contract at the beginning of their studies.
Preconditions for admission
Preconditions for admission to a doctoral study programme include proper completion of master’s studies. The Faculty of Economics and Administration of Masaryk University complies with the provisions of Sections 48, 49 and 50 of Act No. 111/1998 Sb., the Higher Education Act, as amended, and will define passing an entrance exam as another condition for admission. Applications are decided by the faculty’s dean on the proposal of an admission committee, which recommends the applicant on the basis of the entrance examination results, subject to the affirmative opinion of the relevant doctoral board.
On the basis of admissions, only applicants who have completed master’s studies may be admitted for doctoral studies.
Admissions to doctoral study programmes take place twice a year: at the end of the spring term (studies commence in the autumn term) and at the end of the autumn term (studies commence in the spring term).
Source documents for admissions
An electronic application includes the following written materials:
- a structured curriculum vitae
- a certified copy of a diploma, including a certificate of recognition of a diploma which was issued in a foreign country, unless otherwise stated by an international treaty (MU graduates will submit a certified copy of a diploma)
- a dissertation project for the specialised part of the entrance exam (defined by individual disciplines)
The applicant can submit all the document electronically into the application
or in printed form personally at the Office for Science, Research, Quality and Qualifications or at the FEA Mu Registry
or send them by post to the address: The Office for Science, Research, Quality and Qualifications, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Lipová 41a, 602 00 Brno, by the deadline for submission of applications.
Form and content of an entrance examination
Entrance examinations must be attended personally.
Foreign applicants, whose stay in the Czech Republic requires a visa and who cannot turn out for the entrance exam personally for the aforesaid or any other serious reasons, may ask to take an entrance exam in a distant form (i.e. on the basis of the assessment of written materials – see the Conditions for admission to doctoral study programmes at the Faculty of Economics and Administration).
The number of admitted applicants for individual courses and the date of admission examination are set out in the Announcement of Admission Procedure.
For information about the content of the entrance examination for individual disciplines of doctoral study programmes, see the Conditions for admission to doctoral study programmes at the Faculty of Economics and Administration.
Applicants with various types of disabilities are assisted by the Assistance Centre for Students with Specific Needs – Teiresiás.
The centre can offer assistance to people with sense impairments or physical disabilities, chronically ill people, people with mental problems or specific learning difficulties. The centre provides assistance to these people, ranging from services of the personal assistance control centre through a wide range of aids, to consultancy and a separate university-wide study department.
Students can ask for assistance at entrance examinations at the time of completing an e-application. For more information about the centre, visit www.teiresias.muni.cz. You can contact the centre at email@example.com.