• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Postgraduate study in the accredited study field Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems represents an interesting possibility to continue with acquiring new scientific knowledge according to an individual study plan. This study deepens knowledge and abilities acquired in the master study in relation to detailed professional specialization usually in context with current scientific and research issues in environmental chemistry, toxicology, aquatic ecology and molecular biology etc. Students will be included in working groups in scientific laboratories of our faculty based on their dissertation topic. Aside ability to work in team, students will be requested to show creativity and self-activity and ability to publish results in scientific literature. Study aims to prepare students for their future research, scientific or pedagogical career at universities or research institutions and top-management of big companies even transnational ones.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Ecology of Still and Running Waters
  • Toxicology Focused on Aquatic Organisms
  • Cycles of Elements in Aquatic Ecosystems and Their Catchments
  • Bioinformatcs
  • Applied Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Invasions in Freshwater Ecosystems
  • Ecological Status of Water Bodies
  • Sustainable Fishery Management in Open Waters
  • Ecology of Freshwater Crustaceans and Clams
  • Environmental Analytical Chemistry

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • List of marks and credits from passed subjects of bachelor´s and master’s study verified by the study department (office) of the respective university.
  • Officially verified copy of a diploma about terminated bachelor's and master's study, if the study has not been completed at the FFPW USB.
  • Motivation letter with justification of interest in the study of the DSP at the FFPW USB.
  • Brief structured curriculum vitae with details about achieved education, expert or scientific and research activities, list of publications and lectures, or reviews of expert activities. 
  • Applicants will be invited for the admission interview (with the use of electronic communication technologies).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Every student automatically gets also contract of employment. Average cellary of Ph.D. student is round 15 - 16.000 CZK/month (650 euro/month, 7.800 euro/year).

Living costs for Ceské Budejovice

  • 11440 - 18500 CZK/month
    Living Costs

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


The USB students can be awarded the following scholarships:

  • a merit-based scholarship
  • a premium scholarship
  • an extraordinary scholarship
  • a mobility-supporting scholarship
  • a compensatory scholarship, in order to compensate the student’s costs of completing the compulsory practice, effectuated away from the seat of the USB’s part the student is enrolled in or to compensate the student’s costs arisen from activities carried out away from the seat of the USB when dealing with projects funded by the USB Science Foundation and Science Foundations of the USB’s parts
  • an accommodation scholarship
  • a need-based scholarship
More information on https://www.jcu.cz/study-at-usb/degree-students/study-info/scholarships-and-bursaries 

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Protection of Aquatic Ecosystems
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