Slavonic Languages

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

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

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Admission to Doctoral degree programmes in 2023/2024 (beginning: Spring 2024)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 November 2023.

What will you learn?

This doctoral degree study programme is aimed at a systematic preparation of highly qualified experts in the field of general and comparative Slavistics and Linguistics of Slavic languages, who will be capable of independent and creative research work and professional employment in specialized university workplaces or in one of the research institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences which focus on scientific research or pedagogical work in the field of of Slavic philology, or in similarly focused cultural institutions.

The framework for the content of the studies is the scientific research orientation of the place of study, in this case general and comparative Slavonic studies, Russian studies and linguistics of smaller Slavic languages (Bulgarian, Croatian , Macedonian, Polish, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Sorbian and Ukrainian studies).

The basic form of doctoral studies is, in addition to the completion of compulsory preparatory general methodological and professional theoretical courses, an individual and systematic preparation for creative and expert work in the studied field under the individual supervision of an accredited supervisor.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the doctoral study program have necessary knowledge in the field of general scientific methodology, a deep knowledge of the subject of their specialization, and in addition to English also another world or Slavic language.

Graduates are able to use this knowledge in specialized university workplaces (in humanities-focused universities) or in one of the research institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences focused on scientific research or pedagogical work in the field of the Slavic philology. They can also become highly qualified workers in the field of culture, translation or media.

Admission requirements

Deadline for submitting applications: 1 August - 30 November

Deadline for submitting documents for the admission procedure: until 15 December

Documents for the admission procedure:

  • signed CV;
  • list of publishing activities (if any);
  • doctoral thesis project.
  • Documents for the admission procedure must be inserted into the e-application (rubric “Documents”) by 15 December. Applicants are required to include their full name and application number on all attached documents.

    The entrance examination takes the oral form and the committee examines:

  • degree of readiness for scientific study;
  • doctoral thesis project;
  • an idea of the main directions of one’s own study of the given field;
  • language skills.
  • Notice: A poof of completion of a Master’s degree programme (officially certified copy of the diploma, in the case of education obtained abroad also the so-called recognition) shall be submitted by the accepted applicants upon enrolment in the studies. For the entrance examination, a proof of completion of a Master’s degree programme is not required.

Criteria for evaluation

  • Pass/fail line: 70 points (out of 100).


1 Aug – 30 Nov 2023

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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 Czech
Doctoral board and doctoral committees

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

Mgr. Pavel Pilch, Ph.D.



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