Funding

There are no tuition fees for both Czech or international PhD students. If not stated otherwise, the regular state guaranteed scholarship is 10 500 CZK per month (+ an additional 2.000 CZK once the doctoral examination is successfully passed—usually within the second year of study). The scholarship is guaranteed for the four years of the PhD study period. 

Students can submit their own grant applications to the Charles University Grant Agency in the first or second year of study. Every year in autumn, all PhD students are welcome to join a competition for up to three years of funding for their PhD projects. This grant could increase your scholarship and cover your research costs, literature, and conferences. The engagement of students in research projects with additional salary is expected.

There are also many other options how to fund your travel and accommodation costs.

  • If you have found an option to join a short-term course such as a summer school, conference, or another international activity, our university offers a generous stipend programme called POINT. The programme is organised in Czech; however, your supervisor can help you if you are not a Czech speaking student. 
  • International study or professional events for students abroad, or short-term scientific and research stays abroad, can be funded via the Mobility Fund of Charles University.
  • Faculty of Science Endowment Fund, which supports talended students, provides funding for travelling to several students every year. In 2019 eight students will be supported. 
  • The Department of Social Geography and Regional Development also supports PhD student travel. There are calls to apply for traveling grants roughly 3 or 4 times a year. The application process is very easy. 

As a PhD student at the Faculty of Science, you have an opportunity to take part in the Erasmus programme for up to twelve months. You can undertake your (partly) funded Erasmus traineeship at a number of European universities (please visit this site for more information).