Application Guide

Admission procedure

  • The admission procedure is organized by the Faculty twice a year, in July and in January. Application should be sent to the Dean's Office of the Faculty.The application has to include a short description (max. 3 pages) of the applicant's results, plans, proposed subject of research and a short reference from the applicant's mentor (previous professor or other mentor).
  • The entrance examination is usually held in the first quarter of July and January, respectively, the applicants are notified about their acceptance before 1st August and 1st February. Members of the Admission Committee are the heads of the programs and two additional persons proposed by the head of the doctoral school and appointed by the Chairman of the DHB. The Chairman of the Admission Committee is appointed by the Chairman of the DHB.
  • The results of the Applicants are ranked by the Admission Committee in the following way. The maximum number of points is 100:
    • Diploma and results of the final exams: max. 40 points, Diploma: good – 25 points, excellent – 30 points. Final exam: between 4.0 and 4.5 – 5 points, 4,6 and 5 - 10 points.
    • Language skill: an English intermediate certificate is mandatory - 5 points, an advanced level languange certificate in English 10 points (points can be given only once per language). Maximum 10 points altogether.
    • Previous scientific activity: max. 20 points: Student's Scholarly Conference results, articles, min. accepted in an international journal; conference proceedings; patents.
    • Initial objectives an evaluation of applicant's habitus: max. 30 points:
      • Formulation of unsolved problems relevant to the research topic - max 10 points;
      • Awareness of literature related to the chosen research topic - max 10 points;
      • Capability to differentiate between research and development tasks - max. 10 points.
  • The Admission Committee ranks the applicants based on their results. The Board of the Doctoral School decides on the acceptance, including the details of the financial support.
  • More information for PhD addmissions at PPKE
  • PhD Program in collaboration with IFOM (Italy)
  • Coordinator of PhD programmes: