Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria

Conditions for applicants: a) Completion of a master program. b) Interest in economic research. c) Advanced knowledge of English and mathematics. The deadline for submitting the application is April 30, 2018. Please, choose study language English and study program Economic Theories when filling the application form. The required attachments are as follows:

  • Certificates of graduate education
  • Transcript of undergraduate and graduate education (a list of courses taken and grades)
  • Two academic letters of recommendation (signed and sealed)
  • Curriculum Vitae (structured, and with a list of publications)
  • Evidence of advanced knowledge of English language
  • Any additional relevant documents (such as additional letters of recommendation, these might or might not be taken into account by the admission committee)
  • Dissertation research project

One recommendation letter sent via email by the prospective Ph.D. supervisor to the chairman of graduate studies on the Institute of Economic Studies Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University, Prof. Jan Ámos Víšek (, and in a copy to the administrator of the application process, Jan Soudek ( The letter should also confirm the willingness of the preferably IES-associated academic economist to be the applicant’s supervisor in the case of a successful application. The tuition fee is expected to be € 250 per semester. There is no entrance exam as a part of the admission process. The admission committee will evaluate your research proposal and decide on the basis of obtained documents and can ask for supplying more of them if necessary. See Article IV, para 4 of the Conditions of admission proceedings

Conditions for admission

Conditions for applicants: a) Completion of a master program. b) Interest in economic research. c) Advanced knowledge of English and mathematics.

Information on the exercise of graduates

Graduates of our four-year doctoral program in Economic Theory, part of the field of Economics, are experts in economic theory as well as in the theory of finance and its application to economic analysis. Deeply versed in scientific methodology, economic methodology, micro- and macroeconomics, the 'new' political economics, the theory of finance and econometrics, and specialized in domestic economics, public sector economics, international economics, the economics of financial markets and institutional economics, our graduates are well able to pursue scientific research as well as analytical work in the various branches of theoretical economics.

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