How to apply?

How to apply?

Interested candidates should submit their applications, using the online application system. Interest in a particular Ph.D. project should be mentioned in the motivation letter, together with a more developed proposal on the PhD project.

All relevant information can be found here and here

Please download the form for filing your dissertation project proposal here.

Online applications and submission date:

For general questions, please contact the Centre of Ph.D. Studies For questions about particular projects, please contact the proposed supervisors.

The entry exam

The admission procedure takes the form of an oral examination (debate). The debate verifies whether the candidate can fulfill the requirements of a specialized study in the doctoral study program Media and Communication studies. The procedure is based on a written project of dissertation whose characteristics are described below. Only the applicant who successfully passes the admission procedure is admitted to the PhD studies.

Dissertation project and reading list

The dissertation projects submitted for the admission procedure relate to the field of media research. The project preferably connects with research done at the Institute of Communication Studies and Journalism (ICSJ), but applicants may submit projects on other topics as well. 

In all cases, candidates are very strongly advised to consult with a potential supervisor in the preparatory phase and have their project endorsed by this potential supervisor before submitting the project.

Call for candidates for the PhD projects 2024

By April 30, 2024, the applicant must submit the dissertation project, a structured curriculum vitae and a list of literature that he/she has studied, as an attachment to an electronic or paper application. The minimum required length of the dissertation project (including the list of literature) is 10 pages. An applicant who does not submit his/her dissertation project within the given deadline will not be invited to the oral entrance examination.  

Applicants send the dissertation project and the reading list to the address: Center for Doctoral Studies, Department of Media Studies IKSŽ FSV UK, Smetanovo nábřeží 6, 110 01 Prague 1 and at the same time electronically to e-mail