PhD at the Department of Computer Science

Our PhD program in Computer Science involves dissertation topics aligned with the research areas of our professors and researchers

Filip Železný is the program's chair and Dominika Bautová is the administrator and primary contact point. General information on doctoral studies at the faculty is available here


CONTACTS

Dominika Bautová
Tel.: 224 357 414
e-mail: bautodom@fel.cvut.cz
room: KN:E- 202 (Praha 2, Karlovo náměstí 13)

Office hours
Monday: 13:00-16:00
Tuesday: 9:00-10:30, 13:00-15:00
Wednesday: 9:00-10:30, 13:00-15:00
Thursday: 9:00-12:00

Ing. Marie Duchoslavová (Dejvice)
Tel.: 224 352 791
e-mail: duchomar@fel.cvut.cz
room T2: A4-6
(for Departments 13133, 13135, 13136 and 13139)
The office hours you can find here: https://www.fel.cvut.cz/en/education/phd/contacts.html


INFORMATION FOR PH.D. APPLICANTS 

The goal of doctoral studies is to prepare graduates for scientific work. By attaining higher qualifications, including knowledge of foreign languages, Ph.D. graduates will significantly increase their career opportunities. A Ph.D. programme at FEE is carried out through full-time and combined (part-time) forms of study. Full-time study at FEE CTU generally takes 4 years, while the combined form of study generally takes 5 years, with the option of interrupting the studies. 

See the list of doctoral study programmes at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering.

More information about the doctoral studies at the faculty can be found in the Applicants section


INFORMATION FOR NEW PH.D. STUDENTS

Next study perior: September 1, 2019, Commencement, Beginning of the study 
Branch of study: Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Field of study: Information Science and Computer Engineering

Academic Year (Calendar)

Enrolment

Information Systems at CTU

Student Status

Health Care Insurance

Individual Study Plan

Semester Assessment

Tuition Fees

Financial Support


Timetable of the doctoral studies - WINTER SEMESTER 2019/2020

  • 1st of September 2019 - Commencement, beginning of the study
  • 10th of September 2019 - Compulsory informational meeting with the Dean
          •  Room T2: C4 – 80, 13:00 PM

 The general timetable: https://www.fel.cvut.cz/en/education/rozvrhy-ng.B191/public/html/

 

Enrolment to study - WINTER SEMESTER 2019/2020

From the 1st of September till the 30th of September 2019
Room T2: A4 - 6 or 11, Office for Research (Ing. Marie Duchoslavová), office hours: Mondays, Thursdays 9:00 -11:30 AM, Wednesdays 13:30 -15:30 PM.

Enrolment to study is compulsory for each doctoral student at either full time or part time form of study program. If the doctoral student is unable to attend the registration by the deadline for important reasons he/she must contact Office for Research (Ing. Marie Duchoslavová) and study officer (Dominika Bautová) to ask for an alternative term. 

After deadline and without previous excuse there is a fee of 500 CZK for the registration. We highly recommend to do the enrolment to study straight after the informational meeting with the Dean.


Instructions for the enrolment to study and the commencement of the study

  • Enrolment to study: takes place at Office for Research, at the ground floor, room T2: A4-6 or 11, upon presentation of ID, for foreign students: passport, long-term residence permit for the Czech Republic, health insurance valid for the Czech Republic.
  • Present the copy of the diploma and diploma supplement plus original versions for verification at Office for Research as soon as possible. The diploma issued by foreign institution must be recognized by the Czech authorities, see the procedure of recognition.

 

Information systems at CTU

Access to KOS is possible from the 1st of September, 2019 (i.e. the date of the commencement of doctoral studies) following the registration at the CTU Computing and Information CentreOn this address you also will be provided with a new or actualized CTU Student ID Card.

CTU FEL computer network user instructions are available on http://svti.fel.cvut.cz/en/zaciname.html

E-mail account is automatically opened at fel.cvut.cz domain, doctoral student is obliged to check messages sent to the official e-mail address.

CTU electronic payment system account is automatically opened to payments to accommodation, food services at CTU, Central Library of CTU service fees etc. – please see instructions.

 

Student status confirmation

  • After the enrolment you can ask for a confirmation of studies
  • Student status confirmation is available at Office for Research (Ing. Marie Duchoslavová) during the office hours.


Why do you need it?

 

Health Care Insurance

In case you will have a work contract, the health insurance will be covered from CTU - The insurance is valid from the same date as the work contract, so if you come to Czech Republic before you should have the insurance provided yourself from the date you arrived till the first day of your work contract (travel insurance will be enough).

If you are coming from the EU, Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland, you need the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and upon arrival, you register at the one of the Czech seated health insurance companies. The insurance company will issue an official document which will ensure you to get a health service whilst in the Czech Republic for free. Please submit the copy of this document to Office for Research (Ing. Marie Duchoslavová) as soon as possible after the commencement of the study.

If you are coming from a non-EU country, you are obliged to have and pay health care insurance (except for the holders of a Czech Republic government scholarship). The insurance company will issue a Health Insurance Card which will entitled you to get a health care in the medical facilities in the Czech Republic. Please submit the copy of your Health Insurance Card to Office for Research (Ing. Marie Duchoslavová) as soon as possible after the commencement of the study. Read more information about health insurance.

If you have a work contract with CTU, you have the right to have holidays - the exact amount you will know after signing the work contract in the system. 

 

Individual Study Plan (ISP)

Doctoral student fills in the ISP form for the entire study period (4 years for full-time form, 5 years for part time form of study) in cooperation with the Supervisor. They choose at least 4, maximum of 6, compulsory courses (courses code must be entered in the ISP form), where minimum of 2 of them are courses teaching in one of the accredited doctoral study programme.

Credits for courses which are not taught in one of the accredited branch of study (means maximum of 2 of courses from CTU Master´s degree programme and/or courses taught at another university) approves the Chairperson of the Branch Board – each of this courses could be valued at most by 4 credits. Doctoral student can choose also optional courses (no credits) and other planned study activities (courses for his pedagogical practice, foreign stay).

The ISP form signed by doctoral student, Supervisor, the Head of the Department and the Chairperson of the Branch Board, is presented to the Secretary of the Department for further processing (original ISP to Office for Research, one copy belongs to the doctoral student, one to the supervisor). Courses entered in the ISP form are simultaneously recorded in KOS.

Only courses from the list and starting with letters/code XP and/or XEP are to be chosen freely; course from other universities may be chosen upon submitting the approved ISP form page 3 to Office for Research (Ing. Marie Duchoslavová).

The ISP form must be submitted by September 30, 2019 (or 30 days after the commencement of the study). See the list of subjects of doctoral studies.

 

Semester assessment

Doctoral students fill out the Examination results and evaluation of Ph.D. student form (SH) before the beginning of the semester and then have the results of examinations recorded in the form by tutor. The results of examination must be recorded in SH and KOS. At the end of the semester the Supervisor writes in the SH form a written evaluation of the results and proposes credits for pedagogical and research activities and publications, together with definite written statement on whether the student is eligible to continue in study or not (negative decision must be clearly explained and justified). 

The Supervisor submits the SH and ISP forms to the Chairperson of the Branch Board through the mediation of the Head of the Department. The Chairperson of the Branch Board and the Head of the Department comments the evaluation. Both are entitled to suggest the termination of the study.

Doctoral student submit the original copy of the SH to Office for Research (Ing. Marie Duchoslavová) through the mediation of the Secretary of the Department (one copy belongs to doctoral student, one to the supervisor).

Deadline for submission: February 28, SH and ISP forms for the winter semester; September 30, SH and ISP forms for the summer semester.

For further information, please see the web pages /en/education/phd/study.html or http://www.studyatctu.com/.

 

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering depend on the level of your studies. The tuition fee for doctoral programmes is 138 000 CZK per one academic year (69 000 CZK per semester). These estimates are based on full-time enrolment.

Compared to the level of fees elsewhere in the European Union or in the US, the fees at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering can be considered modest. The faculties of CTU function as independent bodies within the university and therefore reserve the right to change the fees slightly each semester.

Bank details

The payment must be sent in conformity with the regulation of the bank mentioned below, i.e.

Bank account number: 19 - 5504540257/0100
Variable symbol: 85500
Name of institution: Czech Technical University in Prague, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Address: Technická 2, 166 27 Prague 6 - Dejvice, CZ

Name of bank: Komerční banka, a.s.
Name of Branch: Komerční banka, a.s. - pobočka Praha 6
Address of the bank: Dejvická 52, 160 59 Praha 6

SWIFT code: KOMB CZ PP
IBAN: CZ9401000000195504540257

USD account: 115-2055330217/0100
IBAN CZ1801000001152055330217

EUR account: 107-1700230207/0100
IBAN CZ1201000001071700230207

Bank charges are always paid by applicants.

 

Financial support for studies

A special-purpose scholarship subsidizing international doctoral students at FEE whose financial situation does not allow them to cover the fees.

A scholarship for full-time students in the English Doctoral Study Programme of up to CZK 15 000 per month (approx. 580 EUR) is awarded to selected outstanding applicants. The one year scholarship may by extended up to the standard study length, i.e. four years, depending on the progress of the recipients’ PhD study. The scholarship is intended for students with an average monthly net income (scholarship plus other net income) of less than CZK 22 500 (approx. 880 EUR) and is reduced should this level be reached. Attachments to be submitted:

  • filled-in application,
  • a motivation letter,
  • CV including a link to their Master’s thesis (.pdf) and a list of publications.

Other special-purpose scholarships may be awarded

  • for outstanding study results,
  • for active involvement in research and teaching activities.

They may also be awarded to doctoral students participating in research projects. Apply by email to the Office for Science and Research - Mrs. Marie Duchoslavová.