The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers a Ph.D. Degree which may be pursued in full-time study. The Ph.D. programme is designed for students who have obtained a Master´s Degree in Philosophy and related study disciplines.


What are Philosophy studies about?

The Ph.D. study in Philosophy aims to provide a high-quality education and research training in the field of contemporary philosophy, with a special focus on the philosophy of social sciences. The Ph.D. study is designed for students with a Master's Degree in Philosophy or related disciplines.


The graduates will be professionally and also linguistically fully prepared for independent scientific research and teaching, for work in public institutions, media, non-governmental organizations.

Financial terms

A privately paying Ph.D. student pays € 3,000 per year, which may be divided into a maximum of two installments (the first installment of at least € 1,500 to be paid by the end of November, the other installment to be paid by the end of March at the latest).

Under certain conditions, it is possible to gain entitlement to a monthly scholarship of € 430.

These conditions are as follows:

  • For the first study term: the applicant must be accepted and enrolled in a study programme and the Branch Board must assess the Ph.D. thesis project as the best or second best from all approved projects (only 2 applicants every year gain a scholarship).
  • For the second study term: by the end of January of the respective academic year at the latest, the Ph.D. student must submit his or her individual study plan (ISP), comprising the time schedule of the performance of examinations, credits, and publication activity.
  • For each further study term: It is necessary for the Ph.D. student to comply with his or her own ISP. This compliance is regularly monitored by the Branch Board.
  • An essential condition for maintaining the scholarship is also active in favor of the parent department and faculty (e.g. participation in conferences, teaching etc.).


Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated December 5, 2018
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