Ph.D. On Campus Blended


University of South Bohemia in Ceské Budejovice (USB)

48 months
20 EUR/year
20 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The objective of the doctoral study programme Archaeology is the completion of a scientific education in the field of archaeology so that the graduates will be able to perform scientific work in the Czech Republic and abroad independently. 


Doctoral studies of Archaeology follow up on the master’s degree level of studies. The foundation of doctoral studies consists in writing a dissertation and completing the compulsory and selected elective courses, which correspond to the basic specialisation of the studies of Archaeology at the FA USB, i.e., 1) Archaeology of Prehistory and Early Middle Ages, 2) Medieval and Postmedieval Archaeology, 3) Environmental Archaeology, and 4) Archaeological Theory and Method. In a joint “School of Doctoral Studies in Archaeology” with the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen and the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, under the OPVVV project, the student also has the option of other courses offered by the respective institutes. Great emphasis is placed on independent scientific work, which each student has to complete individually based on intensive contact with the teacher.

Graduates of Doctoral studies at the FA USB will gain thorough education in archaeology at a level comparable to Doctoral programmes of similar orientation at other domestic and foreign universities. The aim of the Doctoral degree programme is to provide a complete education in the field of archaeology so that graduates are capable of independent scientific work in the Czech Republic and abroad. Upon completion of all the obligatory and elective courses and elaboration and defence of their Dissertation, graduates become mature and professional researchers able to work in the academic sphere and other professional institutions in the Czech Republic and abroad. They will be able to perform independent scientific work both methodologically and theoretically, lead scientific projects independently and lecture at universities. They will also be equipped with sufficient language skills to work at foreign institutions.

Programme Structure

The programme includes: 

  • archaeology of prehistory and early Middle Ages
  • archaeology of the Medieval and Post-Medieval period
  • environmental archaeology
  • archaeological theory and methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Blended

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

Application requirements:

Applicants must submit their applications electronically and also send its paper version to the Dean´s Office including all required attachments (the envelope must be marked Admission Procedure). 

The following are the required attachments: 1) a detailed curriculum vitae , 2) information on the applicant´s professional experience, 3) a list of publications, 4) a proposition of the PhD project and a bibliography of source materials for the research, 5) an officially certified copy of the master´s degree diploma.

Note: Applicants who are in the process of completing their master´s degree or are awaiting the receipt of their diploma shall submit a copy to the Study Department, FA USB, by 24 September 2022 at the latest.

The required knowledge of English is B2 according to CEFR.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • National

    20 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20 EUR per year during 48 months.

Every student automatically also gets the contract of employment. Average salary of a Ph.D. student is approximately 15 - 16.000 CZK/month (650 EUR/month).

Living costs for Budweis

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.


Scholarships and bursaries:

  • merit-based scholarship
  • premium scholarship for excellent research, development and innovation, artistic or other creative results
  • scholarship to support research, development and innovation activities of students
  • extraordinary scholarship
  • scholarship for students with special needs
  • grant to support the development of co-operation with practice
  • accommodation bursary
  • grant in support of studies abroad
  • grant in support of studies in the Czech Republic
  • scholarship for students of doctoral degree programmes

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