Basic information for applicants

The PhD study programme aims to educate young researchers who can contribute to the various disciplines under their chosen field. PhD candidates acquire an extended knowledge from their field of study, as well as from the disciplines essential for the scientific work in academia, i.e. deep knowledge of theory, research methodology and design or quantitative/qualitative research methods.

This allows the graduates to apply for a job not only in academia or research in general, but also in business areas where the scientific or evidence-based approach is required.

It also prepares the PhD candidates for work on scientific and research activities by directly participating in research projects and publishing achieved results in the form of articles in scientific journals or presenting them on Czech or international conferences.

The graduates are able to:

  • contribute to and further extend the knowledge in their chosen field,
  • take advantage of the knowledge of state of the art in the given field and to use it for further scientific contribution, education, or business practice,
  • work in both scientific and research institutions, at universities and other teaching positions in academia, senior management positions in business, or public administration bodies where independent creative work and exact thinking is required.


Academic Year 2024/2025

The online application form

The application period for all the faculties is from 1 April until 31 May 2024 for programmes starting in October 2024; the entrance exam takes place on 20 June 2024.

Some faculties also have an autumn application period:
Faculty of Business Administration: September/October 2024
Faculty of Informatics and Statistics: 2 October – 11 December 2023


Awarded degree: Ph.D.
Programme duration: standard duration is 4 years;
maximum duration is 5 years
Starting date: October (or February for some programmes)
Tuition fee: 5000 EUR/academic year


At Prague University of Economics and Business you can choose from 5 faculties which are offering a variety of 9 study programmes in English.

All the programmes are offered in two modes of study:

  1. Full-time mode – students attend the consultations and workshops, take part in research work and teaching activities and perform other duties according to the Study and Examination Regulations.
  2. Distance/combined mode – students are expected to work on their own to a large extent, therefore they do not attend the lectures or seminars daily, only meet their tutors for consultations and to sit the exams.

More about the offered study programmes can be found in Doctoral Studies Brochure