Ph.D. On Campus


Charles University

48 months
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The STARS program at Charles University provides fully funded PhD positions to ensure excellent education and an adequate income to PhD students of the Faculty of Science. 


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

Programme Structure

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

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Environmental Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.


Living costs for Prague

15441 - 26241 CZK /month
Living costs

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


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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