The application period for PhD studies in the English language: February 15 – April 15
Firstly, check our webpage about PhD study programmes at UCT Prague. You shall apply for the specific dissertation theses topic. See which PhD topics (departments/research projects) are available and send the coordinator from the respective Faculty your Transcript of records, CV, and motivational letter specifying the research topic you are interested in. For coordinator contacts please see the information below on this website, the section Dissertation Thesis Supervisor.
Secondly, all application documents in the required format shall be scanned as a separate attachment, each properly named (in the format: Surname_name of the attachment). You shall upload the application documents into the ONLINE APPLICATION.
The deadline is April 15.
R Applications received after the deadline or applications delivered in incorrect form or style will be disregarded.
Online applications for PhD studies in the Czech language are accepted from February 15 until April 15, 2023. For more information visit the Czech website.
Academic documents such as diplomas and transcripts of coursework completed by the time of your application (i.e. Transcripts of Records) are extremely important for your admission to UCT Prague and for our professors in providing assistance and advice regarding the degree programmes.
The required application documents include :
- Master Diploma with Diploma Supplement Only certified copies of the originals are acceptable, i.e. stamped by the educational institute, officially translated into English (where applicable), and verified according to the international agreements.
- Recognition (Nostrification) Certificate of your Master degree
- Letter of motivation
- Certificate of English language knowledge
- Signed Curriculum Vitae
- Copy of your passport
- Recent Health certificate >(not older than 2 months) confirmed by an official health institution
- Application form signed by your doctoral thesis supervisor - the completed application form shall be printed out in a pdf format, signed by you and your thesis supervisor, then such a document shall be uploaded as an attachment into the online application.
- List of publications and other outcomes of scientific work (if applicable)
- upon request: Certified translation of Birth Certificate or similar document providing evidence of date and place of birth.
All application documents must be originals or officially certified/notarized copies, verified along with international agreements. They must be accompanied with a translation into English or Czech (also certified/notarized), if in any other language.
Only PDF files will be accepted.
If you are admitted to studies, hard copies of the above-mentioned documents shall be delivered by August 15 to:
University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague
Department of International Relations
166 28 Prague 6
UCT Prague reserves the right to refuse an Application provided all the above-mentioned enclosures are not delivered and are not in the required form and style.
More Information Regarding the Application Materials
Recognition (Nostrification) of Diploma with Diploma Supplement or Graduation Certificate with Transcript of Records
Applicants are supposed to have acquired Master's degree in either the same or related field of study. The level of their university degree must be equivalent to the level of a Czech university Master's degree (i.e. MSc or MA). Whether the education acquired outside the Czech Republic is equivalent will be determined by the means of Recognition ("nostrification"), which can be executed by a public university that runs a study programme similar in terms and content, i.e. the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. For more information see Recognition of Foreign Education and Qualifications.
Certificate of English Language knowledge
UCT Prague requires that you have a good command of English in order to study successfully. You must provide us with proof of your English language skills.
Non-Native English Speaker
The minimum requirement is level B2, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Cambridge ESOL: minimum FCE
TOEFL iBT: minimum score 80
IELTS: minimum band score 5.5
Duolingo English Test: minimum score B2 (90)
Native English Speakers/ Studies in the English language
Students whose mother tongue is English or who study a degree programme in English at their home university are exempted from this obligation.
Dissertation Thesis Supervisor
All PhD applicants are expected to find a supervisor for their Dissertation Thesis.
Contact the Dean's Office with your Transcript of Records, CV, and motivational letter specifying the research topic you are interested in and they shall help you search for a suitable dissertation supervisor. Please contact :
Faculty of Chemical Technology: b Ales.Helebrant@vscht.cz
Faculty of Environmental Technology: b Tomas.Hlincik@vscht.cz
Faculty of Food and Biochemical Technology: b Pavel.Ulbrich@vscht.cz
Faculty of Chemical Engineering: b Pavel.Rezanka@vscht.cz
or directly the supervisor listed at the chosen Topic of PhD study.