Selection Interview

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

For the year 2024 the interview is set on 19. April, 2024, 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.

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 2024

09:00Shuang DengChinaP. Šiffalovič
09:15Hongfei YaChinaP. Šiffalovič
09:30Ayan SikdarIndiaP. Šiffalovič
09:45Rajkumar VasudevanIndiaP. Šiffalovič
10:00Indrani GhoshIndiaP. Šiffalovič
10:15Nayan Jyoti SarmahIndiaA. Annušová
10:30Kartik KarkadeIndiaM. Ziman
10:45Tamal GhoshIndiaM. Ziman
11:00Laxmi Prasad NaikIndiaM. Sedlák
11:15Magdaléna ŠolcováSlovakiaM. Venhart
11:30Gabriela Carla Silva MilitaniBrazilD. Aktas
The time is very tentative, please stay in the waiting room and follow the chat instructions.