Doctoral Programs

The Faculty of Humanities offers nine postgraduate (PhD) study programs in English, German or French:

  1. Deutsche und französische Philosophie (taught in German, more info)

  2. Philosophie allemande et française (taught in French, more info)

  3. Europäische Kulturzeitgeschichte (taught in German, more info)

  4. General Anthropology (taught in English, more info)

  5. Historical Sociology (taught in English, more info)

  6. Longevity Studies (taught in English, more info)

  7. Social Ecology (taught in English, more info)

  8. Semiotics and Philosophy of Communication (taught in English, more info)

and ten postgraduate (PhD) study programs in Czech.

Application Form and Deadline

Application deadline for PhD Study Programs is April 30, 2020.

Application form is available here.

Exam date

Exam date for PhD Study Programs: 8. 6. – 19. 6. 2020

Exceptions: Different exam date is applicable only for serious reasons (illness of an applicant). A medical report for a different exam date should be sent no later than 3 days after the regular exam date.

Admission Information

Deadline for applicants to submit a notarized copy of their master graduation certificate is September 30, 2020. Applicants who won't get a recognition of their foreign diploma till the end of September, are allowed to submit a copy of a high school diploma along with a copy of a recognition of foreign education no later than October 21, 2020.

Applicants with a disability, such as a specific learning difficulty, can request that the admission process be specially adapted to meet their needs. In this case a medical report must be included in the application form.

Applicants are required to prove their identity with an ID/passport to take the exam.

The admission requirements are stated in the respective program links above.

Recognition of Foreign Diplomas and Degrees

Following are information concerning the official recognition/nostrification process which is a mandatory part of the Faculty's admission process. Without finished nostrification/recognition process, you cannot be enrolled in the study. You can start with the process once you are sure you have been accepted to the program but take into consideration the aproximate length of each individual procedures.

For the process you will need your MA or Master diploma and diploma transcript. You will not be using the original documents but verified copies of the original. Those copies should be certified either through an apostille (in case of states that signed the Apostille convention) or super-legalization. Also bear in mind that only copies in English or Czech language will be accepted for this process.


It is issued by one of the Universities of Czech Republic. It is the best option to choose a University (it does not have to be the one you applied for) that has the same or at least a similar MA program to that, you yourself studies during your Master years.

Nostrification document has a life-long validity and as such it can be used for any admission processes provided it is an admission for postgraduate (Ph.D.) type of program.

Free of charge (a fee of CZK 3,000 is paid to the University of your choosing within the framework of the procedure on recognition of the equivalence or validity of a foreign secondary education)

The whole process should take 30+ days after you submit all documents to the University.

Applicants must submit mentioned certified copies of MA documents along with a filled-in form to the selected office. The form can be found on the web pages of each specific University. For those looking for this document from Charles University, you can find it here.

Recognition by the Faculty

This process is done by the Faculty of Humanities itself. This process is intended for a single use only which means that you can use it for only one admission process at a time.

The fee for this process is 690 CZK and it is paid to the Faculty (details of the payment will every applicant receive after informing the administration of his choice)

The process tends to be pretty quick so it will take up to 30 days per maximum.

Applicants must submit certified copies of MA documents along with filled-in form to the Faculty.

Automatic equivalency

If you are a holder of a foreign document concerning a foreign MA which is automatically equivalent in the Czech Republic in accordance with its international agreements without any further administration procedures – these include documents certifying completion of a programme of study in Slovakia (with the exception of diplomas issued by foreign branches of Slovak higher education institutions after 28 March 2015), in Poland, Hungary, or Slovenia.

If this is your case you have to submit only verified copies of your MA documents along with a filled-in form.

Further Information

Contact person: Ing. Jana Jeníčková, Ph.D.

Web: Doctoral Study Department

Phone: +420 251 080 351


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