Admision and PhD positions

Please review the application instructions below carefully before beginning an application. Most doctoral study programmes begin in September, but the deadline for applications is May 31st. You should begin collecting information on recruitment as soon as possible.

Although new scholarships are advertised throughout the whole year, competition for positions increases the closer you get to May 31st. Once you apply, it is important to either get in touch with a potential supervisor, or at least check that our research interests offerred here correspond with your interests.

PhD. positions available:

Biology: Botany, Plant Physiology, Animal Physiology,  Genetics, Microbiology and Virology, Molecular Biology, Zoology;

Ecology and Environmental Sciences: Environmental Ecology, Environmental Geochemistry;

Chemistry: Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry; Nuclear Chemistry

Geography: Physical Geography, Geoecology & Geoinformatics; Human Geography, Regional Geography; 

Geology: Applied Geophysics, Paleontology, Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology, Economic Geology, Mineralogy & Petrology, Tectonics & Sedimentology;

Soil Ecophysiology


Educational Sciences: Didactics in Biology

Further information about doctoral studies at the Faculty of Natural Science of Comenius University, please contact:

Mgr. Iveta Bencová, head of the Department for Science, Research and Doctoral Studies, e-mail:

Overall timetable of admission procedures for doctoral studies:

February – April 2022: „FIRST CONTACT“

preliminary information, particularly about the specifications of the apostille or the superlegalization of documents of your studies

March – May 2022: submission of registration forms for doctoral studies

June 22, 2022: admissions to doctoral studies

June 23, 2022: publicizing of admission results

June – August 2022: apostille or the superlegalization of documents of your studies

September 2022: registration for studies

PhD. positions available:

First contact


Application fee

Recognition of certificates of study abroad

Conceptual framework of PhD thesis

Entrance examination

Electronic registration will be available from March 1st to  May 31st 2022.

Interviews will take place on 22nd June 2022 online or in person (will be specified later).

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