PhD programme

For academic year 2020/2021 we are opening several positions in two main branches organized at our Institute: particle and nuclear physics, both in theory and experimental specialization.

Update due to the Coronavirus pandemic: so far no change in the official deadlines. However, we encourage applicants to send their applications even without all necessary official documents.

New update (3 April 2020): new deadlines for sending the phd application are official (see below). The most important our new local deadline is: May 24, 2020.

Official rules

Starting date: October 1, 2020. Official programme name is: Particle and Nuclear Physics P4F9A and it is a part of Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics studies. Official criteria for the doctoral studies at the faculty are summarized here. The application’s submission for the next academic year is possible till April 30, 2020 June 30, 2020 (for the English program only, the Czech programme has deadline earlier: May 31) and has to be done via the official web-page of our faculty.

Selection of candidates

In order to simplify the official procedure we are opening a pre-selection of candidates. Interested people should prepare the following documents:

  • motivation letter (if already selected please mention the PhD theme – see below)
  • CV
  • scan of master university degree (if already completed), or official statement of the expected completion date
  • optional: transcripts of records with your grades in English
  • names and contacts (preferably email addresses) of one or two reference persons who can provide recommendation letters, preferably scientists who collaborated with the applicant
  • optional: English proficiency level  (e.g. copy of a certificate like TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English Certificate, etc.)

All documents in one pdf file should be sent to email phd@ipnp.mff.cuni.cz not later than April 4, 2020   May 24, 2020. If selected, we will then help you with the official application.

Financing

There are no tuition fees for Ph.D. students in our programme (regardless the study language).

A doctoral scholarship is awarded to all students enrolled in a full-time doctoral programme during the standard length of study (usually 4 years). First year it is (all net) 10 500 CZK/month, which increases to 14 500 CZK/month after passing all exams. This guaranteed fellowship is supplemented from other sources and reach usually above 20 000 CZK/month (in total together with the scholarship).

PhD students are covered by medical insurance. University provides subsidized meals. There is also possibility of staying in student dormitories (usual price per single or share room is 3000 – 6000 CZK/month).

Some further official information can be found here.

Possible themes

Note that possible themes as shown below do not represent a final list. Please check it regularly as it might get updated. Interested candidates can contact potential supervisor(s) directly for further details. If you don’t find a suitable theme you are encouraged to check our sections People and Research and write directly to potential professors or scientists with inquiring about a new opening.