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.


You can find a list of all of the doctoral programs offered by the Faculty of Humanities on our Czech webpage, Doktorské studium. In the first section, "Doktorské studijní programy přijímající nové studenty", you can find the PhD programs which are accepting new students. The second section, "Starší doktorské studijní programy (již se nelze přihlásit)", lists past PhD programs which do not accept new students.


Application Form and Deadline

Application deadline for our Doctoral study programs is April 30, 2020. The application form is available here.


Exam date

Exam date for our Doctoral study programs: 8. 6. – 19. 6. 2020. Applicants are required to prove their identity with an ID/passport to take the exam.


Exceptions: Different exam date is available only for serious reasons. In the case of an illness, a medical report should be submitted as evidence to the official request for an alternative exam date. It 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.


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.


There are several ways how to get your diploma recognized:

  • Recognition by the Faculty

    This process is inteded for single use only and can be used for one admission process. The process takes up to 30 days and costs 810 CZK (approx. 31 EUR/35 USD).

    • Automatic Equivalency

      If you are a holder of a degree from Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, or Slovenia your diploma is deemed automatically equivalent and does not have to undergo the process of recognition.

  • Nostrification

    Nostrification documents have life-long validity and can be used for any admission process. However, the process can take up to 3 months.


    Nostrification of high school diplomas costs 1,000 CZK (approx. 39 EUR/43 USD) while nostrification of higher education certificates costs 3,000 CZK (approx. 117 EUR/130 USD).

You can find out more about these proceses on our webpage, Recognition of Foreign Diplomas and Degrees.


Further Information

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

Web: Doctoral Study Department

Phone: +420 251 080 351

E-mail:


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