PhD study at IP SAS

Study schedule

January/February submission of dissertation registration for dissertation examination
February new PhD thesis submission
30. April end of the submission of new registrations for PhD study at IP SAS
May dates of entrance exams for PhD study (will be announced to candidates)
June annual evaluation of students
year-round seminars of PhD students

Study regulations and organization

Actual study regulations, documents and internal guidelines of the faculties, other administrative requirements can be found on the websites

The SAS Young Scientists platform works at Slovak Academy of Sciences. The platform provides a space for discussion and communication on issues of common interest to young researchers and doctoral students of SAS.

For newly admitted PhD students, we recommend reading the material Doctoral Student's Guide at SAS, which answers the most frequently asked questions of students.

How to apply for doctoral studies?

The candidate in consultation with the prospective supervisor submit an application for doctoral studies from the list of topics of dissertations.

The filled application with attachments is sent in paper form to the IP SAS address by the end of April of the year:

Institute of Physics Slovak Academy of Sciences
Dúbravská cesta 9
845 11 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

For the "Physical Engineering" study program, the applicant follows the instructions of the FEI STU. Through their AIS, the candidate logs on to the topic, IP SAS is listed in the list. Then the application is printed, signed and sened to FEI STU and the candidate sends a copy to IP SAS.

Attachments of the application for doctoral studies:

  • brief curriculum vitae, including a list of previously published professional and scientific papers
  • general project on the topic of dissertation
  • photocopies of documents about the graduation of the second degree (university diploma, state examination certificate, Diploma Supplement, if the applicant is still studying, will give them additionally)

Entrance exams

The candidates will be informed in advance in writing and electronically on supplied contacts about the date and proposals for the entrance examination.

The form of the entrance examination is usually oral before a commission consisting of representatives of IP SAS and the representative of the university, where PhD student will be registered. After agreement it is possible to make entrance examination by Skype. The candidate inform the Commission in short presentation (~ 15min.) about previous achievements (theses, diplomas, etc.), content and intent of the planned study. Then the student answers questions from the Commission.

The candidates are also informed about the results of the entrance examination.

More information on the ongoing entrance exams will be updated on the Selection examination page.