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Physical Chemistry, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #701 (QS) Brno, Czech Republic
The main objective of the Physical Chemistry study course from Brno University of Technology is to train the highly qualified professionals who will be prepared for independent, creative, scientific and research activities in the field of physical chemistry.
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Students are trained to formulate a scientific problem independently, propose hypotheses and procedures leading to its solving and attempt its confirmation on an experimental or theoretical level. Critical evaluation of published scientific information and the ability to communicate in English - both verbally and in written form, makes an integral part of the study.

Key learning outcomes:

The post-graduate in Ph.D. study programme Physical Chemistry offered by Brno University of Technology is able to formulate independently the scientific problem, to design the hypothesis for the solution and to carry out experimental and theoretical work for its confirmation. Simoultaneously, he is capable of critical evaluation of published scientific informations and of presentation of experimental results in english language as well.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples:

The specialization trains professionals who will be able to participate in highly qualified scientific and research activities based on physically-chemical processes, namely in university departments, the departments of The Academy of Sciences, research institutes, but also in industrial research centres. The graduates are prepared for independent creative work in the area of physical chemistry. Due to a wide range of practical applications of physical chemistry, the graduates can find employments not only in physical and chemical research, but virtually in all chemical or chemistry related specializations.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Progresses in physical chemistry
  • Electron processes in molecular materials
  • Photochemistry
  • Physics and chemistry of molecular materials
  • Physics and chemics of plasma
  • colloidics for advanced
  • Advanced spectroscopic methods
  • Reology
  • Processes of transportation

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

The admission to the Faculty of Chemistry is conditioned by the completion of the Master's program in the same or a related field. The basic prerequisites for the admission are: interest and aptitude for scientific work, knowledge of the English language and a very good study record achieved in the Master's program (grade point average of all passed examinations usually does not exceed 2.0).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7000 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Brno

  • 13555 - 21980 CZK/month
    Living Costs

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



Accommodation Scholarship

A BUT student may receive an accommodation scholarship under Section 91, Paragraph 2, Letter d) of Act no. 111/1998 Coll. as amended, Article 2 of the Scholarship and Bursary Regulations and subject to the provisions set out by Rector's Directive no. 16/2008.

The scholarship amount is set by the Rector three times a year. To apply for a scholarship a student needs to submit an electronic application (the MOJE STIPENDIA application) while completing an electronic form to create a scholarship account in the BUT Information System.

Scholarship paydays:

  • 15th May for the January-to-May period
  • 15th September for the May-to-August period
  • 1st January for the September-to-December period of the preceding year

Social Scholarship

A student may also submit an electronic application for 1,620 CZK a month in social scholarship (under Section 91, Paragraph 3 of the Act no. 111/1998 and Rector's Directive no. 16/2008).

The application must be accompanied by two documents:

  • certificate of earnings of all the jointly-considered family members up to 1.5 times the subsistence level
  • report of the receipt of a social security benefit – child benefit or a list of social security benefits – child benefit

These documents should be submitted by the student to the study office of his or her faculty.

The social scholarship paydays are identical with those of the accommodation scholarship. No social scholarship is paid for the months of July and August.

Extraordinary Social Scholarship

The Rector may grant extraordinary social scholarships to students experiencing a difficult period of life brought about by sudden changes in their or their family's life. Rules for granting such scholarships are stipulated by Rector's Decision no. 11/2009.

Extraordinary scholarship granted by the Rector

For activities carried out for the benefit of BUT, the Rector may, depending on the number of scholarships granted and the funding available, decide to pay a student a one-off scholarship-sum (under Article. 8, Paragraph 1 of the Scholarship and Bursary Regulations).

Merit, company, and other scholarships

All other scholarships are granted at the discretion of the deans of faculties and directors of university institutes.

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