Comparative Indo-European Linguistics

Doctoral degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is English.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject. Tuition fee is €2,000 per academic year.

What will you learn?

The Ph.D. study program "Indo-european linguistics" is fit for those serious to study the development of languaes, especially of Indo-European. Preferable it is for such students who want to professionally follow their carrier with the diachronic linguistics.

Language in change. Change in language.

Practical training

An integral part of the study is publishing papers (in the extent given by the individual study program) and teaching at least one term course.

Further information

Career opportunities

The study is primarily for those interested in the professional carrier in academics.

Admission requirements

Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Jun – 30 Sep 2023)

You do not have to come to Brno personally to take the entrance exam. The result of the admission process depends on the quality of the documents that you provide. Those will be assessed by the admission committee and you will be notified about the results via e-mail.

Eligibility Criteria

Only university graduates of Master's degree programmes of Philology/Linguistics/concrete language philology can be admitted to the doctoral study programme (full-time or combined mode) after passing an entrance examination. Graduates of other programmes can be admitted only in special cases. It is always good to contact the supervisor, prof. Václav Blažek ( before applying.

Terms of Admission
  1. Submission of an electronic application in the Masaryk University Information System.
  2. Submission of applicant's Master's Thesis:
    • a) Applicants from outside of Masaryk University: Submission of a copy of the applicant's Master's Thesis. If this is not available, an English-language summary of the Thesis must be provided together with a minimum twenty-page sample of the applicant's academic or scholarly writing in English.
    • b) Graduates of Masaryk University need not submit a copy of their Master's Thesis, as theses are available to the Doctoral Studies Committee via the Masaryk University Information System.
  3. Submission of a transcript(s) of university/college studies.
  4. Submission of a research proposal for the doctoral dissertation in English.
  5. Submission of a letter of motivation in English.
  6. Applicant's CV in English.
Application Deadlines

1 January - 30 April for the enrollment in the Fall semester
1 July - 31 October for the enrollment in the Spring semester

Documents set out above in the Terms of Admission are required to be provided in digital form and attached to the online application by April 30th or October 31st.



There are no supervisors recorded for this study programme.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Doctoral
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction English
Doctoral board and doctoral committees
Tuition fees
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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