Doctoral Studies

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Doctoral candidates at the University of Pardubice (UPa) continue into professional careers as successful independent researchers. During their studies they can publish their work independently and gain valuable teaching experience.

Below is an basic overview of Doctoral studies at UPa and links to the available study programmes. Additional information is available from the relevant department websites.

Funding and financing Doctoral education

We give all Doctoral students money for their basic monthly expenses. The exact amount varies, and is explained on each programmes' page (see links below).

Admission requirements

Doctoral programmes require the following:

  • a Master's degree in a relevant field
  • a successful interview with your professor and/or department head.
  • other requirements speficic to each study programme - see each department website

Applying for a Doctoral (PhD) position

For additional information or clarification, please review the Doctoral education application information on the faculty webpages or contact the relevant department to discuss opportunities for Doctoral education and the procedure for applying.

Residence permits

After you are accepted for a Doctoral programme, we will send you an official acceptence letter. With this letter, you can apply for your student visa.

International Support Services

Provides advice and practicial assistance to international PhD students relocating to Pardubice. Typical issues include visas and residence permits, accommodation, health insurance, taxes, access to medical care, and language courses. See this Guide Book full of advices on how to manage all of the above.

More information about International Support Services.