Become a PhD at Faculty of Chemistry BUT
How to apply
The condition for admission to the doctoral degree study program at FCH BUT is the proper completion of the master's degree study programme of the same or related field. Other conditions for admission are interest and skills for scientific work, knowledge of chemical disciplines, knowledge of English language and good study results achieved in the master's degree study programme.
If you meet these conditions, it is first necessary to choose the topic of study.
Choose from the dissertation topics we offer for 2023 in these programs: The information about available topics of the dissertation thesis, together with the names of supervisors, will be published on the website from 1. 2. 2023, and the application for studies can be electronically submitted from 15. 2. 2023.
Chemistry, Technology and Properties of Materials
We recommend that you always contact a potential supervisor before applying. The supervisor plays a crucial role in doctoral studies and it is necessary to get acquainted with each other and to discuss the topic in more detail. It is only after you have agreed with the supervisor on the subject that you need to take the final and most important step: apply for doctoral study.
The study is charged 4000 EUR/academic year.
Application to study
The application for study is only submitted in electronic form in the application e‐application.
When submitting the application, the applicant shall provide:
- CV including (i) a list of published works and information on the professional activities and results achieved by the applicant so far in addressing the issues related to the selected doctoral degree study topic, and (ii) where appropriate, other relevant supporting documents demonstrating his/her professional competence, such as referrals from persons with whom the applicant has been professionally in contact; and
- letter of intent in which the applicant shall comment on the expected involvement in future scientific work and justify the choice of the topic.
The administrative fee for the admission procedure is:
- 700 CZK when submitting an application in the Czech Republic to the BUT account number CZ5603000000000117729823 (Československá obchodní banka, a.s., IBAN: CZ5603000000000117729823, BIC CEKOCZPP, account name: Vysoké učení technické v Brně). A variable symbol is assigned to each applicant automatically when completing the application.
- 28 EUR when submitting an electronic application and its payment in the territory of other countries to the BUT account number 1017476763/0300 Česko-slovenská obchodná banka, a.s. (IBAN: CZ0403000000001017476763, SWIFT (BIC) CEKOCZPP, account name: Vysoké učení technické v Brně). A variable symbol is assigned to each applicant automatically when completing the application.
The entrance exam takes the form of an interview, which verifies the prerequisites for the doctoral study of chemical disciplines. The entrance exam may be carried out by electronic means of communication. The examination board assesses the quality of the applicant on a 100-point scale in four areas:
- quality of existing study and professional activities, 0–20 points
- knowledge of the scientific basis of the field of study, 0–30 points
- prerequisites for further study, 0–25 points
- knowledge of the English language. 0–25 points
The entrance exam is successfully passed by a candidate, who scores at least 50 points out of 100 in the overall assessment and at the same time his score in any area a)–d) is not less than half of the maximum score of the area.
|Applications can be submitted in two periods:||from 15. 2. to 30. 4. 2023|
|from 1. 7. to 15. 9. 2022|
|2nd round of an admission procedure is basically open for both Czech and international students including students who are from countries with visa requirements. Since admission procedure is quite long, visa students are higly recommended to apply only for 1st round.|
|Entrance exams will take place on:||from 3. 6. to 9. 6. 2023|
|from 7. 10. to 13. 10. 2023|
The decision on admission to study will be sent within 30 days from the date of the entrance exam.
Recognition of education
In order to assess the condition of achieving a master's degree in foreign higher education, the applicant shall provide the following documents:
- A certificate of recognition of foreign higher education and qualification in the Czech Republic issued by a Czech public higher education institution or Ministry of Education Youths and Sports.
- For education obtained in countries with bilateral agreements on mutual recognition of equivalence of education documents (Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, Germany), a certificate of completed master's education issued by the relevant school abroad.
- For the assessment of higher education obtained in other countries, the applicant will submit:
- evidence of completed university education (diploma) with verification of the authenticity of signatures and stamps according to BUT Directive No. 11/2019,
- application for assessment of foreign education for the purpose of admission procedure at BUT (Annex BUT Directive No. 11/2019 – Assessment of foreign education of applicants for study at BUT within the admission procedure),
- overview of completed courses during the university studies and evaluation of the examinations with the names of examiners.
The assessment of the achievement of the master’s degree of foreign higher education is always carried out only according to one of the above-mentioned options, i.e. according to paragraphs a), b) or c) on the basis of documents delivered.
There is an administrative fee for acts related to the assessment of foreign education in the admission procedure according to paragraph c):
- 750 CZK for each application for assessment of foreign education when paying in the Czech Republic to the BUT account number 117729823/0300, Československá obchodní banka, a.s., IBAN: CZ5603000000000117729823, BIC CEKOCZPP, account name: Vysoké učení technické v Brně.
- 30 EUR for each application for assessment of foreign education when paid in the territory of other countries to the BUT account number 1017476763/0300 Československá obchodní banka, a.s., IBAN: CZ0403000000001017476763, SWIFT (BIC) CEKOCZPP, account name: Vysoké učení technické v Brně (Brno University of Technology).
Further information related to the admission procedure can be found in Rules for Admission Procedure and Conditions for Admission to the Study in Doctoral Degree Study Programmes Taught in English.
Practical information related to accommodation, academic year etc. can be found in Admission Guide.
BUT has a detailed practical information guide for foreign students available at the English website. The faculty’s specific instructions (locker and keys, lab coats, work safety, login and password to the information system) are provided by the International Office of the Faculty of Chemistry which organizes Orientation Day at the beginning of every semester.
Students are advised to join Welcome Week organized by the International Relations Office of the BUT rectorate. International students and trainees can also use the assistance of ESN VUT Brno. You can register in their online system and apply for a buddy on the website.
Effective from 2 August 2021, foreign nationals entering the Czech Republic and staying in its territory for more than 90 days have to take out travel medical insurance covering comprehensive health care.
This obligation does not apply to foreign nationals covered by the Czech public health insurance scheme, or whose health care is covered under an international agreement, or who hold a valid EHIC and GHIC health insurance card. Also, this obligation does not apply to EU citizens and their close family members.
This type of insurance as required by the Act on the Residence of Foreign Nationals may be taken out exclusively with Pojišťovna VZP, a.s. (General Health Insurance Company). More about the changes on the website of the Ministry of Interior.
Mgr. Alena Sýkorová
Rules for Admission Procedure and Conditions for Admission to the Study in Doctoral Degree Study Programmes Taught in English
Tutition fees in study programmes in a foreign language
Assessment of foreign education of applicants for study at BUT
Application for assessment
List of countries