Welcome to Prague, welcome to the Faculty of Science!

Faculty of Science, Charles University belongs to the leading research institutions in the Czech Republic. We are proud of our rich history and the number of famous scientists who have worked here (including the Nobel prize laureates Einstein and Heyrovsky). The members of our research groups are authors or co-authors of hundreds of publications in the most prestigious journals including Nature and Science. Do you want to contribute to new discoveries in science? Join us in the STARS program!

prof. RNDr. Jiri Zima, CSc., Dean




What do we offer within the STARS program?

What do we offer within the STARS program?
All PhD students receive a state-guaranteed scholarship of 6.300,- Czech crowns per month in their first year of study; the scholarship increases slightly (7.600.- + additional 2.000,- once the doctor examination is successfully passed) over the course of 4 years for which it is granted. In addition to the state scholarship, the STARS program students will also be granted the STARS-scholarship of at least 10 000 CZK per month. The STARS-scholarship is guaranteed for 4-year study periode for those students, who will obtain grade "A" (excellent) in regular each-year evaluation. Complete conditions are available here.
Their net income will therefore be at least 16 300 CZK per month (~584 Euro).  The remuneration may be further augmented by the project supervisor. The PhD students accepted for the STARS program will work on the selected scientific project under the guidance of the supervisor. 

As STARS PhD students you have access to:

  • Supervision
  • Advanced methodological courses
  • High-tech laboratories and core facilities
  • Soft skills training
  • Czech language courses for foreign students

Check our STARS projects!