Open Day for applicants interested in doctoral studies at CTU FEE

When: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: lecture hall T2:C3-132, Technická 2, Dejvice
For whom: for those interested in a scientific career in the academia, scientific institutions such as the Academy of Sciences, scientific and development departments of companies. For those who want to push the boundaries of human knowledge ...


  1. Opening word - Petr Páta, Dean of FEE
  2. Scientific activities and doctoral studies at CTU FEE - Milan Polívka, Vice Dean for Doctoral Study and Science
  3. Success stories
  4. Discussion with participation of supervisors, chairs of scientific boards, heads of departments and graduates.


The Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the CTU in Prague has long been ranked among the ten best scientific institutions in the Czech Republic. In the long term, it generates approximately one third of the CTU's scientific performance measured by the number of impacted publications and citations. Scientific outputs also include sold international patent licenses.

QS World University Ranking 2022, disciplines: Electrical Engineering #201-250, Computer Science #151-200. CTU, 2023: #378, 2022: #403, 2021: #432, 2020: #498, 2019: #531-540.

There are many research teams at the faculty, which you can get involved in especially as a student of doctoral degree programme, but if you are really interested in science, you can start as a master's student.

A candidate for doctoral studies applies to a specific supervisor for the selected topic of the dissertation. The offer is indeed very diverse in terms of disciplines.

The role of the supervisor is crucial in doctoral studies. Supervisor should be a good scientist, because you will work closely and long term on your chosen scientific topic under his/her guidance. You should therefore consult him/her about your ideas for your research work before submitting your application.

A neccessary condition for admission to doctoral studies is a completion of university education in a master's degree programme. However, you can apply even if you do not yet have a degree, but you expect to pass a state exam before starting your doctoral studies.

A typical average net income (in the range of the 20th - 80th percentile) during the standard period of full-time doctoral studies is 35 - 52 thousand CZK/month, which corresponds to a gross income of 44 - 67 thousand CZK/month.

The income is composed of a tax-free state scholarship supplemented by funds from the internal Student Grant Competition and usually income from employment at the FEE - work on scientific projects. For exceptional results of creative work (e.g. articles in good impacted journals) or pedagogical activities, the dean usually awards a one-off special-purpose scholarship, which forms the motivational component of the income. Under these conditions, PhD students can devote themselves to scientific work for a full 8-hour working day.

The application must be submitted electronically by April 30, 2023 for the beginning of studies from September 1, 2023. Entrance exams are held from 12 to 23 June 2023. 

Detailed information about doctoral studies:

Responsible person: RNDr. Patrik Mottl, Ph.D.