Funding of doctoral studies

2021 Change in Tuition Fee: 0

It is our pleasure to announce that since the year 2021/22 the tuition fee for the doctoral programme in English has been abolished, and in relation to this change we can now offer the same funding (in the form of a doctoral stipend) as in the Czech programme also to the programme in English.
Note that doctoral students still need to cover their individual living expenses (e.g. accommodation, food, travel costs, insurance, etc.). We also expect doctoral students in the English programme to take a basic-level course of Czech language during their study.

  • NEW Special one-time funding option

    For doctoral students starting in the English programme since Autumn 2021:
    Students accepted to programs taught in English may also apply in 2021 for a university-wide first-year stipend program with possible award allocated up to 100,000 CZK, with University preference to be given to students from developing countries whose mother tongue is neither Czech nor Slovak.
    The details will be given in due time.

General Funding Options

  • Basic doctoral scholarship
    This scholarship (stipend) is available for all full-time doctoral students during the standard study period. Currently it is CZK 12000 per month.
  • Raised scholarship for active students.
    This addition to the basic scholarship is awarded to all first-year full-time students, and to students during the standard study period who have had at least one quality publication during the past two years. Currently it is CZK 4000 per month.
  • Scholarship from specific research resources.
    This scholarship can be awarded by the supervisor on the basis of excellent study results. The average amount of this scholarship is CZK 3000 per month.
  • Remuneration for Teaching.
    Students in PhD study programmes can engage in teaching at the FI (typically in the form of teaching seminars). This activity is compensated according to the volume of teaching carried out.
  • Project money.
    Under some research projects investigated at FI, it is possible to provide regular monthly salary to doctoral students. Further information would be available from your supervisor.
  • PhD positions with special funding.
    A limited number of special positions with external funding (such as from the departments, projects or industrial partners) is usually available for each round of admission procedure. More detailed information about currently available special positions is available at Calls for PhD Students .
  • Brno Ph.D. Talent
    Attractive external scholarship are also provided by the JCMM .

In a summary: 12000 basic + 4000 raise + 3000 specific + teaching + project workload = over 20000 CZK net income (which is fully sufficient for normal single living expenses in Brno).