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Admission Procedures for the New Academic Year

The information below is for Round I, which was conducted with an application deadline of April 30, 2023. Information for the new academic year 2024/2025 with an application deadline of April 2024 will be adjusted later. It is now possible to apply for the PhD programmes in Round II (autumn) with an online application by 30.11.2023. More information about DSP II can be found here.

Terms of admission for studies in academic year 2023–2024

For the academic year 2023-2024, the Dean of the First Faculty of Medicine of Charles University announces the entrance procedures to enrol for full-time and/or combined form of studies in Doctoral (PhD) study programmes.

At the entrance interview, the candidate is supposed to prove professional capacity and language command needed to study the respective field, as well as the qualities required for independent scientific work. A part of the entrance procedure is also investigation of the candidate’s interest in research into a particular topic with a particular Supervising Tutor.

Doctoral study programmes in Biomedicine implemented on the basis of the Framework Agreement between Charles University and the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic 
Biochemistry and Pathobiochemistry
Biomedical Informatics
Cell Biology and Pathology
Developmental and Cell Biology
Experimental Surgery
Human Physiology and Pathophysiology
Imaging Methods in Medicine
Medical Biophysics
Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics and Virology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

Other doctoral study programmes 
Addiction: Specialization in Health Care
Cardiovascular Science
History of Medicine
Medical Psychology and Psychopathology
Nutritional and Metabolic Sciences

Dates of the admission procedure

Regular entrance interviews for PhD study programmes are going to take place from 1st June to 30th June 2023. Alternative terms of entrance interviews are going to take place at least 5 days and latest 40 days after the regular term. Applicants may request an alternative date only for serious reasons within three days of the date of the examination on the regular date. The request is made and processed through the University's Student Information System (SIS).
The exact dates of entrance interviews for doctoral study programmes can be found HERE.

Deadline for submitting the electronic application with all enclosures and technicalities: 30. 4. 2023
The regular term of entrance interviews is set in the period between 1. 6. – 30. 6. 2023.
The verification of the application requirements necessary for the acceptance: 30. 9. 2023. The verification is prolonged until 22nd October 2023 for the applicants whose application for recognition of their foreign diploma was not considered until 30th September 2023.

Admission conditions in the academic year 2023/2024
- Submission of electronic application with all requisites by 30. 4. 2023.
- Payment of a  fee for expenses of admission procedures CZK 730 by 30. 4. 2023 at the latest.
- Successful passing of the entrance exam before the committee of the relevant subject area board.
- Successful completion of a master's degree program, ie submission of a university diploma or certificate of recognition of foreign higher education in the Czech Republic.

In the academical year 2023/2024 it is possible to apply through an electronic application – by 30. 4. 2023.

By the moment of application, the fee for expenses of admission procedures at CZK 730 for the electronic application (780 CZK for the paper application) must be covered. Unless the Faculty’s account is credited with the sum of the fee by 30. 4. 2023 at the latest, the Faculty will invite the applicant for studies to pay the fee, allowing an adequate time for the payment. If the fee is not paid before the set deadline, the procedure will be suspended.

At any stage of the procedure, the fee for expenses connected with admission procedures is unreturnable.
If the application is delivered to the faculty after 30. 4. 2023, the application procedure will be suspended.
The invitation to the entrance examination will be delivered to the applicants through SIS (Student Information System). The applicant will obtain the password for SIS when making the application.

Annual tuition fee is 0,- CZK for study programmes in English language.

Attachments and supplements to the application form:
Annex to the application form that should be signed by the prospective Supervising Tutor, accessible here.
2. Doctoral project – abstract of the applicant’s research project, that should be signed by the prospective Supervising Tutor. The list of the active Supervising Tutors is available here. Structure and abstract requirements are listed on the website for each of the study programmes (in case the study programme has its specific requirements on the implementation of the abstract).
3. For the study programme Experimental Surgery only:
a) Written consent of the head of the department (employer´s consent), that the applicant´s research project can be carried out at his/her department.
b) Each project must be supported by an ethics committee statement. The proof will be enclosed in written form.
4. Document certifying the award of the master's degree:
a) The students currently studying in the master's degree programme: Certification of the current master's degree study programme issued by the Student Registry
b) Master's degree graduates: graduates from the Charles University – copy of the diploma, graduates from other Czech universities – authenticated copy of the diploma. In case the graduate does not have his/her diploma yet, he/she needs the certification of completion of studies issued by the Student Registry
c) Graduates from universities abroad (including Slovakia): one of the documents regarding the foreign education, see the website:
5. Up to date review of the applicant’s publication record – A list of published and unpublished work of the applicant (or expert’s opinion on these works) and other documents worthy of consideration (e.g. proof of completed vocational courses).
6. Curriculum Vitae

All the enclosures of the electronic application have to be sent also physically to the faculty no later than 30th April 2023 to the following address:

Charles University – First Faculty of Medicine
Department of Science and Research and International Relations
Kateřinská 32
121 08 Prague 2
Czech Republic

Information about the fee for admission procedures:

Account number in IBAN format: CZ9701000000000037434021
SWIFT code of the bank (BIC): KOMBCZPPXXX
Account number: 37434021/0100
Variable symbol: ID of the electronic application
Specific symbol: 3006

The applicant for studies is obliged to cover any costs of mailing and banking. In case of international banking transfer, use the option of “OUR” banking fees.
The fee can also be paid on lodging the application through a banking card
WU Student Payment Solutions.

Description of the entrance examination and criteria of evaluation
The applicant shall take the entrance examination before the board of the respective Field Council.
The entrance examination is in the form of an interview, which is above all to test the professional knowledge and language skills as well as the applicant’s capacity of independent scientific work in the chosen field. Part of the interview is discussion of the presented project of the doctoral thesis (presentation of the project of the doctoral thesis together with the chosen Supervising Tutor).

More information about particular study programmes and admission procedures is available at the Department of Science and Research and International Relations in the office hours. 



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