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Conditions of an admission procedure

to doctoral study programs for the 2017/2018 academic year

Admissions requirements

  • Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017.
  • The completion of a university master’s program of study documented by the deadline established by the Admissions Schedule. Graduates of universities in the Czech and Slovak Republics will document the fulfillment of this requirement by submitting a notarized copy of their diploma or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Graduates of master’s programs at foreign universities will document the fulfillment of the requirements in the manner specified in Section 48 (5) of Act No. 111/1998 Coll. (the Higher Education Act) by 30 September 2017. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017.
  • Passing grade on the entrance examination
  • All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study.

Application for study and application fee

The application is submitted electronically, valid upon submission of a signed printout or SEVT 49 145 0 form.

If a student is interested in multiple study programs, separate applications must be submitted for each program.

When submitting applications electronically through the Charles University study information system at http://is.cuni.cz/studium/eng/prijimacky, the applicant will print and sign the completed form along with required appendices and submit this by 30 April 2017 to the Study Department of the CU Faculty of Science, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague 2.

Application appendices:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Copy of diploma or other documentation of successful completion of a master’s program. This requirement does not apply to masters graduates of Charles University. Applicants who have not yet completed a master’s degree will need a copy of their transcript for the past two years, while CU students will need a list of met requirements printed out from SIS. This requirement does not apply to master’s graduates of the Charles University Faculty of Science.

  • List of the applicant’s published and unpublished work (or expert assessments of this work) and other documentation worthy of consideration (e.g. documentation of specialized courses completed, language examinations, etc.).

  • Brief summary of planned doctoral project including name of supervisor and approval of supervisor for supervising the candidate during the course of study. We recommend that the statement also addresses how the costs associated with the topic will be covered.

There is a fee of 540 CZK for each application submitted. This fee must be paid by 30 April 2017.

Payment information:

Account name: Univerzita Karlova
Account number: 107-6772880287/0100, KB Praha - město, Václavské náměstí 42, 114 07, Praha 1
Constant symbol: 0308
Variable symbol: 988018
IBAN: CZ5701000001076772880287
Specific symbol: ID number generated by the information system after filling out the application.

We would recommend you to pay the application fee online by payment card in the modul Admission (https://is.cuni.cz/studium/eng/prijimacky) of the Charles University study information system. Alternatively you can pay the fee by a bank transfer. The Faculty does not accept payment in cash.

Payments from abroad (your bank account is abroad or is not in CZK) must cover all bank fees. Covering all bank fees is not requeried only for payments (by payment card) in the modul Admission of the Charles University study information system.

When submitting an application using a pre-printed SEVT form, no specific symbol is listed when making payment. The receipt of payment of the application processing fee (a stub from a postal order, printed internet banking statement, account statement confirming payment, receipt from cash deposit at the bank) must be stapled to each application. Payment for each application must be made separately. The note for the beneficiary must list the applicant’s name and the study program to which the applicant has applied. Additional payment instructions are identical with the payment instructions for electronic applications.

If the application does not have all the necessary attributes (especially if the application is not properly filled out, missing appendices), or the processing fee has not been paid, the faculty will ask the applicant to remedy these issues and provide adequate time to do so. If the applicant fails to correct the issue, the application will not be processed. In all instances the processing fee is non-refundable.

Entrance examination

Regular date: 12 – 30 June 2017
Alternate date: 19 June – 14 July 2017
Applicants will be notified in writing of the specific time.

Entrance examinations at an alternative date are permitted by the dean for candidates who request an alternative date in writing before the regularly scheduled examination date and who cannot attend the test for serious and documented reasons, especially health. Conflicts with other entrance examinations are not grounds for permitting an alternative examination date. Other alternative dates are not possible.

A candidate may, for reasons of physical handicap, including specific learning disorders, request the adaptation of the entrance examination. In such case, a written request must be submitted by 30 April 2017. The request must state the specific adaptation requirements for the entrance examination and must be documented by a medical report or a statement from a competent professional facility. Decisions on requests are made by the dean.

Medical handicap requests made later will not be taken into account in the decision.

  • The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology.

  • During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic.

  • The maximum score of the examination is 100 points.

More detailed information is available at the Department of Studies

Mailing address: Univerzita Karlova, Přírodovědecká fakulta, Studijní oddělení, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague 2

Personal contact:
Department of Studies, Na Slupi 16 (in the Botanical garden complex), Prague 2
Mgr. Valerie Havrdová, tel. 22 195 1154, e-mail: valerie.havrdova@natur.cuni.cz 

Additional information is available at https://www.natur.cuni.cz/eng/study

Overview of doctoral study programs in the 2017/2018 academic year

(full-time and part-time study, the standard length of study is 4 years, 3 years respectively)

Study program (listed as the field of study in the electronic application)

Analytical Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry


Didactics of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Macromolecular Chemistry

Modeling of Chemical Properties of Nano- and Biostructures

Organic Chemistry

Plant Anatomy and Physiology

Anthropology and Human Genetics1)



Animal Physiology 1)

Immunology 1)

Microbiology 1)

Molecular and Cell Biology, Genetics and Virology 1)


Developmental and Cell Biology 1)

Teoretical and evolutionary biology


Philosophy and History of Science

Environmental Science

Applied Geology



Physical Geography and Geoecology

Cartography, Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing

General Issues in Geography

Regional and Political Geography

Social Geography and Regional Development

Note: 1) Biomedicine study program
               2) Standard period of study is 3 years

Information about study programs and their content is available at individual departments and the CU FS Department of Studies.

All study programs in the 2017/2018 academic year are also offered to students in English. Students studying in English must pay the foreign language study fee set forth in Appendix of the Charles University Statutes.

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