PhD Programme Information Science

Come study a PhD degree in Information Science in Prague!

The Institute of Information Science and Librarianship at Charles University’s Faculty of Arts, located in the heart of Prague’s historic city center, is now offering a PhD programme in Information Science taught in English.

The programme enables you to pursue your PhD in a vibrant, multidisciplinary community of world-renowned scholars and to participate in research and teaching at one of Europe’s oldest universities.

The Information Science is a tuition-based programme; the annual fee is CZK 25,000. Applications are now open for the 2024/25 academic year.

Research themes and supervisors

Vít Šisler, PhD welcomes doctoral students in the fields of game studies (historical game studies, digital game-based learning), new media studies (new media in education), and communication studies (digital communication in the Middle East). You can reach out to him directly to discuss any research proposals at

Jiřina Šmejkalová, PhD supports candidates interested in contemporary and historical aspects of publishing, readership and book culture, along with related industries/disciplines including, but not limited to, small nation cultural production and the media history of the Cold War. You can contact her directly to discuss any research proposals at

Programme overview

  • Annual tuition fee: CZK 25,000.
  • Form and type of study: full-time doctoral study
  • Length of study: 4 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Place of study: Prague, Czech Republic (a Czech study visa is required)


  • Applications for the doctoral programmes in the supplementary admission procedure can be submitted until 30 March 2024
  • Regular entrance examination dates: 21 – 25 May 2024
  • Alternative entrance examination date: 28 – 29 May 2024
  • Results of the entrance examinations to be announced in the online system by 31 May 2024
  • Start of the programme: October 1, 2024

Entrance examination

  • Discussion of submitted proposal for PhD dissertation (0–30 points)
  • Assessment of the applicant’s previous studies, research, and academic activities (0– 15 points)
  • Assessment of the applicant’s knowledge of secondary literature (0–15 points)

The entrance examination can be held remotely via video conference upon request.

Submission requirements

  • PhD dissertation proposal
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Bibliography (relevant to the field of study)
  • Overview of academic achievements (publications, research, employment, etc.)
  • Proof of language proficiency (B2 in English)
  • Transcript of records (including verified MA diploma transcript)

For more info about the application process, deadlines, and forms, consult the Faculty of Arts PhD programme website.

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