Doctoral studies are individual with a standard length of four years. Study programmes take place in full-time or combined form of study. After the successful completion of the studies, the Ph.D. degree is awarded. The Ph.D. study programmes accredited at our faculty are described here.
Admission to study in the study programme is governed by Articles 48 to 50 and Article 4 of the Statue of TUL. Admission to the doctoral study programme is conditional on the proper completion of studies in the Master’s study programme pursuant to the Higher Education Act No. 111/1998. Graduates of higher education institutions outside the Czech Republic must apply for recognition of their previous education in the Czech Republic. Admitted applicants must submit a certificate of recognition - a nostrification annex – by the enrolment to the study (at the latest).
Admission of applicants for doctoral studies will take place on the basis of the results of the admission procedure. It is possible to apply for the studies on a continuous basis throughout the year, applications are accepted twice a year (usually in February and June). For more information, please contact the Study Department. The admission procedure is described below.
Before applying, the most important step is to find a person that is willing to supervise the applicant during his/her doctoral studies. It is highly recommended not to avoid this step, as it is essential for doctoral studies. The chance for passing the admission procedure is very small without having the name of the potential supervisor from the faculty and, also, an appropriate scientific topic.
To accomplish this, the applicants are encouraged to contact our faculty members who work on topics related to their expertise or research interests. It is up to the applicant to give a relevant offer to the potential supervisor and to show his/her motivation for the topic.
The applicants can also see the Research & Science page which provides an overview of the research activities of the faculty and related contacts. We are currently preparing a web page with updated offers, topics, and contacts.
The application form is filled out electronically, via the STAG portal [http://www.tul.cz/uchazeci-o-studium/elektronicka-prihlaska]. After completion, it must be printed, signed and delivered along with the following documents to the Technical University of Liberec, Faculty of Mechatronics, Informatics and Interdisciplinary Studies, Studentská 2, 461 17 Liberec 1, Czech Republic.
The admission committee (appointed on an ad-hoc basis or permanently by the Dean) together with the potential supervisor will assess the documentation (see above) and determine whether it is necessary to invite the applicant for an oral interview. An oral interview may be waived in the event that the applicant has achieved excellent results during his/her previous Master’s degree (excellent average, excellent diploma thesis, etc.).
During the oral interview, the admission committee evaluates the applicant’s aptitude for the selected study programme. The oral interview lasts for 15-30 minutes, during which time the applicant must in particular prove his/her motivation. In addition, knowledge from areas related to the planned study focus may be assessed. At the same time, communication skills in English (for study programmes in Czech and English) and Czech (for foreign applicants applying for study programmes in the Czech language) are assessed.
The interview may also be conducted by videoconference at the discretion of the admission committee, particularly in the case of foreign applicants.
The recommendation of the admission committee is passed to the Dean who decides on the admission/non-admission of the applicant.
The applicant will receive a written decision on admission, including the date of enrolment into the study in the event of a positive decision on admission. The admission of the doctoral students will take place in agreement with the supervisor, and in the case of foreign students, proof of recognition of prior education (nostrification) must be submitted by the date of enrolment in the study.