Application process

Description of verification and evaluation criteria

Each candidate must complete the admission procedure. The entrance exam takes place in front of the committee in the form of an oral interview and examines the student's ability to do scientific work in the field. The Commission shall evaluate according to the following criteria:

1. Quality of the dissertation project and its elaboration – the applicant must submit the project proposal in writing with the following recommended structure:

  • introduction, literature review, research question, objective, hypotheses according to the type and thematic focus of the project determination, methodology, expected outputs with the introduction of their practical point of view into the researched issues, financing, and possible domestic or foreign collaboration

The Commission evaluates the topic's novelty, the logical processing of the project annotation, and the overall overview of the selected topic.

The maximum number of points for the item is 25 points.

2. The relationship of the topic to the supervisor's focus, his research activities, and ongoing projects, including the overall consistency with the professional focus of the workplace/department and the entire faculty.

  • there must be apparent compliance of the proposed topic with the research focus of the trainer and the workplace, a clear link to the activities of previously solved and ongoing projects supported by relevant and recognizable indicators of research activity

The future integration of the doctoral student into the supervisor and the workplace's ongoing projects is expected optimally, including the solved financing of research activities.

The maximum number of points for the item is 20 points.

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3. Previous professional activity in the field of Kinanthropology - evaluates previous actions related to the project, preferably publishing papers and speech at the scientific conference (article IF WoS - 20 points, in the Scopus database - 12 points, in a peer-reviewed scientific journal - 6 points, oral/poster presentation at a scientific conference - 4 points).

Magazine articles must only take the form of "original paper/study, letter, review."

The full number of points will be awarded to the candidate if they are the first author; the second co-author receives 75% points for the relevant item; the third co-author receives 50%; the fourth and another co-author gets 25%. Items can be cumulated.

The maximum number of points for the item is 20 points.

4. The method of project presentation and the applicant's ability to respond and questions asked.

The maximum number of points for the item is 15 points.

5. Level of presentation and communication skills in English.

During the interview, the candidate is asked to conduct a part of the project proposal or discussion with commission members in the English language. The candidate's ability to present and discuss professional topics in English is assessed.

The maximum number of points for the item is 20 points.

Each member of the Commission evaluates paragraph 1 in the range of 0-25, paragraph 2 in the range of 0-20 points, paragraph 3 in the range of 0-20 points, paragraph 4 in the range of 0-15 points, and paragraph 5 in the range of 0-20 points. The maximum possible number of points from one assessor is, therefore, 100. The arithmetic average is calculated from the point evaluation of individual members of the Commission. Rounding will be to integers - for scores of 0.0-0.49 down to the nearest integer, and for scores of 0.50-0.99 upwards, to the nearest whole number. The final number of points determines the order of candidates. The minimum threshold for admission is 50 points.

Conditions for admission

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study programme.

Verification method: entrance exam

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