• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Faculty of Science, Charles University belongs to the leading research institutions in the Czech Republic. We are proud of our rich history and the number of famous scientists who have worked here (including the Nobel prize laureates Einstein and Heyrovsky). The members of our research groups are authors or co-authors of hundreds of publications in the most prestigious journals including Nature and Science. Do you want to contribute to new discoveries in science? Join us in the STARS program!

The STARS program at Charles University aims to attract the best students from abroad, as well as from the Czech Republic.

As STARS PhD students you have access to

  • Supervision
  • Advanced methodological courses
  • High-tech laboratories and core facilities
  • Soft skills training
  • Czech language courses for foreign students

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

We offer 49 fully-funded PhD positions in the following fields:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Environmental Studies

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • The STARS program is open to all applicants who hold a master‘s degree or equivalent in sciences, medicine, pharmacology etc.
  • You can choose up to three projects (see Open calls) for which you can then apply through an online application form.
  • The program is competitive. The supervisors of the individual PhD projects will shortlist eligible applicants, who will then be interviewed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Prague, Czech Republic

    15441 - 26250 CZK/month
    Living Costs
  • Liberec, Czech Republic

    12000 - 17500 CZK/month
    Living Costs
  • Podebrady, Czech Republic

    11000 - 16500 CZK/month
    Living Costs
  • Mariánské Lázne, Czech Republic

    11000 - 16500 CZK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The STARS program guarantees that the student will receive at least 20500 CZK/month (equivalent of cca 800 EUR/month). The actual income may exceed this amount, depending on the specific funding of each individual project.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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