The Faculty of National Economy of the University of Economics in Bratislava offers doctoral (PhD.) studies in 5 accredited study programmes.
Public Administration and Regional Development
Finance and Banking
The study is organized on the basis of the credit transfer system and completely in accordance with the Bologna process. The study programme is designed for teachers and researchers, as well as specialists from the public and business sectors. The focus of the study is on acquiring research skills and knowledge needed to carry out independent research in economics, business and management sciences. Graduates from the doctoral study programme receive the third level university education and upon completion the degree PhD (Philosophie Doctor). The programme can be studied in Slovak or English.
A doctoral programme of study is aimed at gathering state-of-the-art scientific knowledge. The students are required to conduct scientific research and carry out independent creative activities in the field of science and thus make their own contribution to the global scientific findings. Upon successful completion of the doctoral programme of study the students are awarded the doctoral degree. The study at a doctoral level (hereinafter referred to as “doctoral study“) is conducted in accordance with an individual plan of study and under guidance of student’s thesis supervisor. The duration of full−time doctoral studies is 3 years; the duration of part-time doctoral studies is 4 years. A doctoral study programme and the progress of each student is monitored and evaluated by a joint scientific board for the relevant field of study set up in accordance with the internal rules of the faculty. Full-time doctoral students are granted scholarships based on the Regulation of the Ministry of Education SR, No 505/2004 Coll. on Scholarships.
A doctoral study consists of an educational part and a research part. The educational part of a doctoral study consists predominantly of lectures, seminars and individual study of specialised scientific literature depending on the field of the dissertation thesis research. The research part of a doctoral study consists of research activities within the framework of the dissertation thesis topic which may be carried out either by the student alone or in a research team. A full-time doctoral study also includes teaching activities. Apart from tutorials, the average amount of student’s teaching activities in one academic year shall not exceed two units of teaching per week.
A doctoral study is concluded by the dissertation thesis defence. During the dissertation thesis defence the student shall prove his or her capability to carry out independent research and creative activities in the respective field of research or development. University of Economics in Bratislava awards the students who successfully complete the doctoral study with the academic title of “doctor“ (“philosophiae doctor“ abbreviated „PhD.“), which shall be written after the person’s name.
An applicant for doctoral studies submits an application to the Office for Research and Doctoral Study at the Faculty of National Economy. The application is submitted on a prescribed form.
The application form and explanation how to complete it are accessible at: http://www.minedu.sk/prihlaska-na-vysokoskolske-studium-doktorandske-%E2%80%93-treti-stupen/ . The applicant is obliged to enter all the data required. The application can also be submitted online via AIS (Academic Information System of the University of Economics in Bratislava). Available at: https://e-prihlaska.euba.sk/ais/eprihlas/#/home. The manual for creating an e-application for PhD studies is available here: manual
For information about tuition fees see:
Ing. Zuzana BRINČÍKOVÁ, PhD.
Vice-Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies
Phone: +421 2 6729 1298