Foreign applicants who want to study within the Doctoral Study Program in the Czech language shall prove their Czech skills by either providing their secondary school-leaving examination report or successfully passing the Czech exam at the Department of Languages at FEE (subject to a fee of 2000 CZK – see Informace pro uchazeče o studium v českém jazyce – cizince – Czech only).
Candidates applying for the Doctoral Study Program in the English language shall prove their English skills by successfully passing the English exam at the Department of Languages at FEE, by providing an internationally recognized certificate of English at the C1 CEFR level (e.g. FCE, CAE, TOEFL), or by providing the State Language Examination report.
If English is the official language of the candidate’s country of origin, this fact shall be considered as sufficient proof of English knowledge and the Doctoral English Exam shall be acknowledged.
The knowledge of English may be tested in the two following ways:
Students must prove their knowledge of English during the exam period half a year before taking their Doctoral State Examination at the latest.
If the result of the exam is “failed”, the exam can be re-taken once. In case of repeated failure, the studies are terminated according to § 56 section 1 b) of the Act.n.
Students can contact the Head of the Department of Languages for English exam acknowledgement provided that they have passed a Ph.D. English exam at a different university and they supply evidence that that the course’s contents and exam requirements are comparable with FEE requirements.
All acknowledgement applications will be assessed by the Head of the Department individually.
An exam may only be acknowledged if it has been passed no earlier than 5 years before the application.
Students can prepare either individually or in the seminars organized by the Department of Languages, FEE.
Exam Preparation options:
It is possible to prepare for exams individually or at seminars organized by the Department of Languages (see Seminars).
The exam mainly focuses on the knowledge of presentation methodology with emphasis on its stylistic properties. Further, the ability to analyse texts both for content and lexically, as well as general language skills, are examined.
The exam comprises two parts :
Students may not take the oral part unless they have passed the written part.
The exam may be re-taken once; upon request, it may be taken in front of a committee (English teacher, supervisor, or other language department teacher).
Students shall prepare a presentation (in either written on spoken form) to be delivered during the exam.
The written part takes 120 minutes and contains:
The oral part takes 30 – 45 minutes and comprises:
Before the exam, a consultation is recommended well in advance – especially for students who did not take courses. Students will be provided with information about literature used, detailed information about the contents of both exam parts, and they can even see a sample written test.
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