ADMISSION STEP-BY-STEP

1. Select your programme of interest

The most important step in the admission process is selecting the programme that is right for you. At this time CEITEC offers two options. You could study either the Advanced Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies or Advanced Materials. If you have not selected your field of study yet, explore our webpages to get the information about all the research groups you could join and work on your PhD project.

At this stage, you are expected to contact the Research Group Leader or potential tutor, whom you prefer to work with. You can find all the research group leaders in the section Science.

If you have not selected the tutor yet or you are not sure about the person, please, contact our Study Department (phd@ceitec.vutbr.cz)


2. Review admissions criteria, requirements, timelines and deadlines, submit a new application

Read the sections on admissions requirements and timelines and deadlines.

The application itself is submitted via the electronic application: e-application. At the e-application webpage, you should submit a new e-application. If you are alumni or student at the BUT, you can use your BUT pin to create a new e-application. If you are not the student or alumni of BUT, you shall register as a candidate using your e-mail and password. After creating the new account you should fill in additional information such as:

  • personal details (e.g. name, surname, ID/passport number, date of birth, contact information)
  • permanent residence (country of residence, permanent address)
  • delivery address (if not the same as the previous one)
  • previous study (high-school details, university studies)
  • theme of study (select the professor, dissertation thesis topic)
  • payment method (only the payment for the application itself - related to administration fee 500 CZK)

Check the information you filled in the application once again, confirm (or change) your details and submit the application. You will obtain the confirmation e-mail. Read all the information and save the email for future communication.


3. Assemble your supporting documents

The specific documents you are required to submit are as follows:
  • A resume/CV (e.g. Europass)
  • A letter of motivation (in a letter of ca. 500 words, state your purpose in undertaking doctoral study in your chosen field. Include your academic objectives, research interests and career plans. Also discuss your related qualifications, including collegiate, professional and community activities, and any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned in the application)
  • Bachelor and Master diploma (if you have not finished your Master education yet, you can submit your Master certificate when you graduate), and the Transcript of Records
  • At least two letters of recommendation (reference letters)

All the documents must be submitted in PDF format, in English language via e-application - column "Curriculum Vitae".

Tips for uploading/sending the documents:

  • We prefer that you scan a copy of your official documents and upload the file to specific application.
  • Documents should be scanned at the lowest reasonable resolution allowing reading them. We recommend using under 200 dpi.
  • Colour copies are not necessary. Scanning in black and white or grey scale is strongly recommended.
  • Please do not upload certified, encrypted, or password-protected files.
  • Your scanned copy must be printable on A4 paper (or its equivalent).

You are obliged to send those documents via e-application. If there is a trouble to upload all documents via e-application, column "Curriculum Vitae", send it via e-mail phd@ceitec.vutbr.cz. In the subject, please, provide your Name and Surname (e.g. John Smith).


4. Review your admission status and follow the instructions

Please, assure yourself that you submitted the application and you obtained the confirmation letter (a confirmation e-mail). Follow all the instructions you will get via e-mail or ordinary mail.


5. Interview

Each applicant is required to attend the interview. The admission committee composed from at least 3 people will interview the applicant. All of them are research group leaders, senior researchers or potential supervisors. The interview consists of following parts. Questions to:

  • the field of study (0-30 p., threshold 15);
  • potential to study PhD programme (0-20 p., threshold 10);
  • existing professional and research activities (0-25 p., threshold 13);
  • English language proficiency verification (0-25 p., threshold 13).


The exam is passed by the candidate who gets at least 60 points out of a possible 100, while scoring of each area shall not be less than the minimum (thresholds). Maximum of 30 candidates could be accepted. Should more candidates meet the above-mentioned conditions, the ranking (by points) decides – the first 30 candidates will be accepted.

You will be informed about the results not later than 30 days after the date of the interview.