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Requirements for Applicants

Tuition-based study programme in English.


Date and Time for Entrance Exams: 18th June 2015

Alternate Date and Time for Entrance Exams (only in special cases): 25th June 2015


The study programme is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, with a special emphasis on development trends connected with modernization and democratization, other issues of comparative analysis, including national and regional identities, or the analysis of individual elements of political systems.


Doctoral degree programme is guided by the Rules for the organization of study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and higher legal standards of Charles University.


Entrance exam:

The entrance examination takes into account:

• dissertation proposal

• the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature


Crucial criteria in the admission of the applicant are as follows:

• Dissertation project quality: the concept, along with the theoretical and methodological outcomes, is expected to be defended by the applicant during the entrance examination.

• The applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature will be taken into consideration.

• Another valued aspect will be the fact whether the applicant has received a written approval by a member of the IPS FSS CU academic staff at for his/her project of dissertation thesis.


Each applicant can obtain up to 100 points for the entrance examination.


The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points.


Conditions of acceptance

The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points.


After the exam, the entrance examination committee will submit a final report with an enlisted evaluation of individual applicants and their ranking according to the points obtained.

To be accepted, an applicant is to obtain the minimum number of point scores (declared by the dean).


To be eligible to apply for the PhD programme, an applicant must have graduated in a Master’s level form of study.


Students who have obtained their Master's degree abroad are required to submit an official document proving that their degree is recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education (before registering for a Czech university programme).






Political Science

Requirements for Applicants

Tuition-based study programme in English.


Date and Time for Entrance Exams: 18th June 2015

Alternate Date and Time for Entrance Exams (only in special cases): 25th June 2015


The study programme is primarily designated for the graduates with a Master’s degree in Political Science or any other field of Social Sciences who intend to deepen their knowledge in Political Science, focusing on the issue of democratic and nondemocratic forms of government, changes in political systems, with a special emphasis on development trends connected with modernization and democratization, other issues of comparative analysis, including national and regional identities, or the analysis of individual elements of political systems.


Doctoral degree programme is guided by the Rules for the organization of study at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University and higher legal standards of Charles University.


Entrance exam:

The entrance examination takes into account:

• dissertation proposal

• the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature


Crucial criteria in the admission of the applicant are as follows:

• Dissertation project quality: the concept, along with the theoretical and methodological outcomes, is expected to be defended by the applicant during the entrance examination.

• The applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature will be taken into consideration.

• Another valued aspect will be the fact whether the applicant has received a written approval by a member of the IPS FSS CU academic staff at for his/her project of dissertation thesis.


Each applicant can obtain up to 100 points for the entrance examination.


The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points.


Conditions of acceptance

The maximum amount of points earned in the first part of the entrance examination for the proposed project is 50 points; the maximum amount of points in the second part evaluating the applicant’s scope based on the submitted list of academic literature is 30 points. The committee will also evaluate the applicant’s previous publishing, teaching and research activities with maximum 20 points.


After the exam, the entrance examination committee will submit a final report with an enlisted evaluation of individual applicants and their ranking according to the points obtained.

To be accepted, an applicant is to obtain the minimum number of point scores (declared by the dean).


To be eligible to apply for the PhD programme, an applicant must have graduated in a Master’s level form of study.


Students who have obtained their Master's degree abroad are required to submit an official document proving that their degree is recognized by the Czech Ministry of Education (before registering for a Czech university programme).