Selection Interview

The date of the examination will be set after the collection of application forms.

The date for the year 2023 is set on April 14th, 2023, the start at 09:00 CEST (Bratislava, Slovakia).


The form of the presentation will be a connection via Zoom. The students will receive the link to join Zoom session by the email. During admission session, they will share their presentation as they will be called from the waiting room. Approximate duration of the interview is about 30 minutes.

If you miss the time of your presentation, please, stay in the waiting room. You will be invited to present later as the schedule allows.


The presentations will last 8 minutes (strictly), with the plus time for questions of the members of the committee and the comments of the supervisor. Therefore, observe the following recommended presentation points:

  • Main slides (4 – 5): Present the results of your Master thesis or annual project, repectively. Briefly explain the issue, your role, what you specifically did on the topic, without technical details. Just summarize results, what it meant to do…
  • Last slide: 1. Title of PhD theme; 2. Short list of your published papers or finished MSc thesis, attended schools or conferences; 3. Under which topic/grant the PhD thesis will be developed at the Institute of Physics (fill with the supervisor)

There is no need to read the Last slide, it will stay on the shared screen and the committee can immediately start discussion. Please focus on the main slides.

Tentative harmonogram 2023

09:00Arshdeep SharmaIndiaM. Plesch
09:20Nikolas MasničákSRM. Plesch
09:40Ardra A VIndiaM. Sedlák
10:00Matej MoškoSRA. Gendiar
10:20Saadat Salman ShariffIndiaM. Ziman
10:40Samgeeth PuliyilIndiaM. Ziman
11:00Bala Sairam AIndiaN. Mrkývková
11:20A. PoongodiIndiaP. Šiffalovič
11:40Sreya B NambiarIndiaP. Šiffalovič
12:00Veronika HegedűšováSRA. Annušová

Update 2023-04-13 21:36: possible time shift, we start ~ 09:10