Doctoral (PhD) Admissions

We offer three doctoral (PhD) programmes: History (full-time and part-time study), Journalism (full-time study) and Philosophy (full-time and part-time study). Doctoral programmes are organized in a more flexible way. Supervisors of doctoral candidates assign individual study programmes to their students, and after consultations decide upon the topics of dissertations. Doctoral students are required, besides taking certain courses, to pursue research, attend conferences and publish their findings. We encourage international students to apply for doctoral studies at our faculty.

Admission Requirements

  • a completed graduate (MA) education in the same or a similar study programme
  • an acceptance of the Catholic nature of the university and the faculty
  • an entrance exam consisting of an oral interview including a presentation of and discussion on the dissertation project
  • in their application forms, applicants must choose the form of their studies (full-time or part-time) and indicate a topic for their dissertation work (to discuss the options, please, write an email to admissions.ff@ku.sk)

Applicants must submit:

  • an application form (printed form only)
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a verified copy of an MA diploma (a document of their graduate education); foreign students are required to submit a copy of a recognition of foreign education
  • a list of the applicant’s publications or other outcomes of research
  • a dissertation proposal (200 – 500 words)
  • applicants for doctoral studies in philosophy must add; a) a copy of their publication (an essay from their previous studies or a part of their MA thesis) and b) a list of publications from the area of philosophy they have studied and are able to discuss during the interview
  • a receipt of payment of the application fee

All the documents must be delivered by mail to:

Filozofická fakulta
Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku
Hrabovská cesta 1B
034 01 Ružomberok
Slovakia

Payment of the application fee (30,- EUR) should be made to:

Beneficiary’s Bank Name: Štátna pokladnica
Beneficiary’s Bank Address: Radlinského 32, 810 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
Beneficiary’s Name: Filozofická fakulta Katolíckej Univerzity v Ružomberku
Beneficiary’s Address: Hrabovská cesta 1, 034 01 Ružomberok, Slovakia
IBAN: SK70 8180 0000 0070 0022 4399
B.I.C./SWIFT: SPSRSKBA
Variable Symbol: 1400501
Specific Symbol: in the form of DDMMRRRR (day, month and year of birth)

Deadlines for applications: May 31, 2017

We occasionally have a second round of admissions. Therefore, if you missed the initial deadline, please, contact us by email.

For further information: admissions.ff@ku.sk