Admission and Application

Ph.D. International and European Law

How to apply

The application procedure requires a little time, effort and attention. Before you apply, please make sure that the Ph.D. programme meets your aspirations.

Application period: 1 November 2023 – 31 May 2024

How to apply

  1. Complete the online Application Form at:
  2. After filling in the online application form, upload and submit the following documents:
  • Structured Curriculum Vitae (signed)
  • Certified copy of Master´s degree diploma – you are also eligible to apply during the last year of your current study programme, provided you obtain your final degree and submit a certified copy before 30 September of the respective year.
  • Official academic transcripts and certificates from the University (or a certified copy)
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Letter of Recommendation – from a professor or an academic who can assess applicant’s ability and motivation to enrol in the program
  • Proof of English language competence (CEFR level B2) – to be proven by English language certificates (TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, CPE) or documents about previous university studies in English language
  • Passport Copy of valid passport or European ID card – a photocopy of the page with a photograph and personal data
  • Dissertation project proposal – the proposal of 1,000-1,500 words must define the theoretical or empirical research field of the dissertation project, overall aim of the research, state-of-the art discussion of theory and research in the area, suggested methodological approach, and bibliography
  • Additional documentation (if relevant) – proofs of professional activity in the chosen field of study (such as conference participation, non-degree study, publications, etc.).

Requirements on document certification are different depending on the country where the document was issued. Please study thoroughly information available here.

All the documents stated above (accompanied by a certified translation to Czech or English, if not originally in one of these languages) must be submitted by the deadline also as officially authenticated hard copies to the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Law:

Radana Kuncová, Martin Verner
International Relations Office
Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc
17. listopadu 8, 771 11 Olomouc
Czech Republic

  1. By the application deadline pay online the application fee of CZK 790.

    Payment for the admission process is a required step for successful submission of the application form. The preferred method of payment is online via card. You have to pay the fee for the procedures related to the admission process immediately after selection of a study program or field of study. Information regarding the method of payment and payment details are in the online application form in the Payment Overview part. The fee is not refundable.

    Applicants who fail to pay or incorrectly or incompletely submit their payment within the deadline will not be transferred to the admission procedure database.
  2. You will be invited for an entrance examination. The entrance examination consists of an interview, at which the applicant presents the dissertation project before board of professors. In case of international students the Faculty of Law may decide on the admission on the basis of submitted documents. However, additionally a video call/skype interview may be required.

Tuition fees and scholarships

The tuition fee is 1,200 Euro per academic year (2 semesters).

The tuition fee is payable at once at the beginning of the respective academic year, usually by the end of September. At a student´s request the total amount of the tuition fee may be devided into several smaller instalments.

The tuition fee does not include cost of books, course materials, living expenses or health insurance.

Scholarships from the Palacký University

J. L. Fischer Scholarship

The Palacký University aims to attract excellent students, regardless of their origin and financial ability. The Faculty of Law invites outstanding students to apply for the one year J. L. Fischer Scholarship. The maximum amount of the scholarship is 150,000 CZK. At the same time the total amount of the scholarship distributed among all applicants is up to 300,000 CZK (aprox. 11,500 EUR) per one academic year. Depending on the amount of the scholarship granted it can cover the tuition fee and partially also living costs. The scholarship may be granted repeatedly.

The deadline for submission of the application is 15 June.

The mandatory requirements for the application for the grant are:

  • Structured CV
  • One letter of recommendation from a university faculty member
  • List of publications (if the applicant has publications at the time of the deadline)
  • List of academic conferences the applicant has participated in (if applicable)
  • Summary of additional relevant professional activities
  • Motivation letter

Full text of the Internal Standard of the Dean of the Faculty of Law of Palacký University in Olomouc on the J. L. Fischer Scholarship.

All the documents stated above must be in Czech or English and must be submitted to the International Relations Office of the Faculty of Law:

Radana Kuncová, Martin Verner
International Relations Office
Faculty of Law, Palacký University Olomouc
17. listopadu 8, 771 11 Olomouc
Czech Republic

Other funding

Please note that besides scholarships mentioned below there may be funding available from governmental or non-governmental institutions in your country.

Government of the Czech Republic scholarships

Information is available at:

Visegrad fund

Information is available at:


Information is available at: (in English) and (in German)

Indonesian Government scholarship program

Palacký University has been included in the scholarship program of the Indonesian Government. This program is open for Indonesian graduates of Master’s degree programs interested in studying in doctoral study programs in English at Palacký University. Indonesian students admitted to Palacký University may apply for this government scholarship.

Other sources of information on scholarships

An unofficial platform for Czech Governmental scholarship holders in the Czech Republic is available at:

Further information can be found at: