PhD in Ecology

Charles University Faculty of Science

Program Description

PhD in Ecology

Charles University Faculty of Science

Ecology is dealing with interactions of groups of organisms related to their abiotic environment. The study is general, i. e. including all groups of taxonomic units. Projects with predominantly biotic interactions have priority over the study of abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, study of ecosystems.

Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

The entrance examination has one round and is held as an interview. In exceptional cases, requested in writing by 30 April 2017, the dean can permit entrance examinations to take place via information and communication technology.

During the entrance examination the candidate must demonstrate technical and linguistic skills to study the given field along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The entrance examination also takes into account the interest of the candidate in pursuing specific doctoral work with a particular supervisor and the candidate’s ability to handle this topic. The maximum score of the examination is 100 points.

Conditions for admission

  • Submission of a properly completed application, including prescribed appendices, and payment of the application fee by 30 April 2017.
  • Completion of a master’s program of study at a university documented by a notarized copy of a diploma or certificate of equivalence of a foreign university education, or an original confirmation of completion of the required education by 30 September 2017. The requirement of submitting a notarized copy of a diploma does not apply to master’s graduates of Charles University. Applicants whose request for recognition of a foreign education has not been decided upon by 30 September 2017 may submit the required document by 21 October 2017.
  • Passing grade on the entrance examination
  • All applicants scoring at least 50 points on the entrance examination will be admitted for study.

Information on the exercise of graduates

The Ph.D. programme in Ecology is aimed at students with a background in biological or related fields such as the agricultural and environmental sciences. The study is based on current methods and processes used in actual grant projects, and focuses on the most recent issues in ecology. A graduate of this programme will have mastered topical methods of the field, be able to publish her/his work in quality international journals, and to teach in university courses.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 15, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
4 years
Part time
Full time
1,850 EUR
Apr. 30, 2017
Start date Sept. 2017
Czech Republic Prague
Application deadline Apr. 30, 2017
End date Request Info
Duration 4 years
Price 1,850 EUR
per year