The course of the Postgraduate Doctorate Studies pertaining to the study programme available at Charles University is realized according to the law no. 111/1998 Sb. § 47 and with regards to internal regulations of the University and its respective faculties.
The Doctorate Studies at the Third Faculty of Medicine implement a syllabus meant for graduates of higher education institutions. Thus the main conditions of acceptance to any offered Ph.D. study programme are prior university studies completed with the acquisition of a diploma and a successful completion of the admissions process. The enrollment is open for alumni with any master’s degree, czech or foreing, including engineering-type studies graduates (MSc). Previous studies at Charles University are not a necessity.
The programme can be attended to either in its full-time form or as a combined (part-time, extra-mural) form of studies.
The standard time frame necessary to complete the studies is 4 years, the maximum permitted is 8.
Full-time students of the PhD programme without a permanent place to stay in Prague are offered housing at university dormitories.
The course of studies is carried out according to an individual study plan and under the guidance of a supervisor.
Students attending to studies in the above described full-time manner will be supported by a scholarship.
The Doctorate Studies are overseen and evaluated by relevant Subject Area Boards (SAB) established in accordance with internal regulations concerning the particular accredited study programmes.
The members of the PhD Study Board are appointed as well as dismissed from their positions by the university Rector on behalf of a proposition submitted by the Deans of respective faculties.
The postgraduate studies are duly concluded by a State Doctoral Examination and an oral defence of a doctoral thesis. The academic degree of a ‘Doctor’ (abbreviated to ‘Ph.D.’ written post-nominally) shall be bestowed on graduates after the full completion of their respective study programmes.
Detailed information concerning Doctoral programmes in accredited fields of study is to be found on the website of Czech Academy of Sciences.
For further questions regarding the possibilities of postgraduate studies at the Third Faculty of Medicine, refer to the Department of science and research 3 FM CU, tel.: 267 102 363.
For other directives on PhD programmes as defined by the Dean, feel free to consult Dean's Provisions - Directives and Orders of the Dean of 3 FM CU.
Specific forms needed for postgraduate studies are available for download in the section Forms, under ‘Faculty’ on the official webpage of 3 FM CU.
Methodical handbook: Essential information for postgraduate doctoral students can be found under this link.