Study programme: Fishery

doctoral study, full-time form

Rules for the Admission Procedure and Conditions for Admission to Study to the Newly Accredited Doctoral Study Program (DSP) Fishery in the academic year 2020/2021 are regulated by the Dean's measure No. 24/2020 - Rules for the Admission Procedure and Conditions for Admission to Study to the Newly Accredited Doctoral Study Program (DSP) Fishery in the academic year 2020/2021

Postgraduate study in the accredited study program Fishery represents an interesting possibility to continue with acquiring new scientific knowledge according to an individual study plan. This study deepens knowledge and abilities acquired in the master study in relation to detailed professional specialization usually in context with current scientific and research issues in aquaculture, fish genetics and reproduction, fisheries, water protection, hydrobiology, aquatic toxicology etc. Students will be included in working groups in scientific laboratories of our faculty based on their dissertation topic. Aside ability to work in team, students will be requested to show creativity and self-activity and ability to publish results in scientific literature. Study aims to prepare students for their future research, scientific or pedagogical career at universities or research institutions and top-management of big companies even transnational ones.

• It is a daily study with minimum of 25 days of vacation + 12 days of national holiday.
• The study is free of charge – when you study in standard period.
• Under this study a scholarship will be paid to you.
• You will get a minimal work load at our faculty of 10 %. Under certain condition it might be up to 100 %.
• Your average monthly income (scholarship + salary) will be about 15,000 – 20,000 CZK. Excellent students can have income even more than 20,000 CZK.
• It is a Czech program, but applicants from worldwide can be admitted to this program. Knowledge of Czech language is not an obligation. It is enough when you speak English.



1) Look at the offered themes of Ph.D. thesis for the coming academic year and select one of them. The themes are here.

2) Get in contact with supervisor written by the selected theme. In case of a mutual deal, complete the application to study at a university on-line application on, from which then print the application form or complete the application form (also available here). The name of the program of study, the form of study and the language of study (Czech or English) must be specified in the application.

3) Include all necessary attachments:
  • Listing of marks and credits from passed subjects of Bachelor´s and Master’s study confirmed by the Study Office of the university (higher Education Institution), where the student studied – it applies to applicants for doctoral study. This obligation does not apply to students of FFPW USB. Applicants who have not completed the Master's study by the deadline for submitting applications to study are to state the supposed date of their study in the application.

  • An original or an officially certified copy of a diploma of completed Master´s or higher study. It applies to applicants for doctoral study who completed the Master´s or higher degree of study before 2021. Applicants who completed Master´s or higher degree of study in 2021 submit the proof of completion of study immediately after they receive it and no later than on the date of enrolment to the Doctoral study. The deadline for enrollment in doctoral studies is set for ............ In case of graduation from a foreign university, the applicant will submit the original or an officially certified copy of the official document confirming the completion of a full university education, which entitles him/her to study the doctoral study program in the given country. The document must be verified in accordance with § 52 of the Act No. 97/1963 Coll., On Private and Procedural International Law, as amended, unless an international agreement provides otherwise. The above mentioned document shall be accompanied by (i) an official translation of the above mentioned document into Czech or English, (ii) an English original, an officially certified copy of the English original or an official translation of completed study obligations of the applicant's Master's study degree issued by the relevant university; (iii) an officially certified copy of the English original or an official translation of the document confirming the applicant's Bachelor's study degree (if any); and (iv) the English original, an officially certified copy of the English original or an official translation of the completed study obligations of the apllicant's Bachelor's study degree issued by the relevant university. Official translations of the original documents can be made into Czech or English. In case of doubt, the FFPW USB may also request a document proving the equivalence of the foreign study and the diploma of the applicant with study in some Master's degree program accredited at a university in the Czech Republic (according to § 89 and 90 of the Act on Higher Education Institutions).

  • Cover letter giving reasons for interest in studying a Doctoral study program (DSP) at the FFPW USB and explaining the choice of a Ph.D. thesis topic and a brief idea of a method or a procedure of handling the selected Ph.D. thesis topic. Applicants register for a specific Ph.D. thesis topic by selecting a topic from a list of topics offered for given admission procedure. The list of offered topics of Ph.D. theses is available on the FFPW USB website.
  • Brief structured curriculum vitae containing details about the achieved education, expert or scientific and research activities, list of publications and lectures or reviews of expert activities.
  • Employer's recommendation for the applicant's study – it applies to applicants for combined study. This document is not mandatory but will be taken into account in the admission procedure.

All attachments except for the documents verifying the level of achieved education can be delivered as e-attachments when submitting the application online by ............... (by e-mail to the address of the Study Office or as an attachment to online application to study). In case of fields of study taught in English, the application and all attachments must be in English.

If there are any formal deficiencies in the application, the Study Office will call for rectification of these deficiencies. In case that substantial formal deficiencies are not removed by ....................., such applications will be excluded from the admission procedure. Applicants are responsible for accuracy of data provided in the application. If the applicant specifies incorrect information in the application, they can be excluded from the admission procedure or they will not be allowed to enrol to study at the FFPW USB.

Applications for study shall be sent to the following address:

University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice
Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters
Office DSP and foreign relationship
Zátiší 728/II
389 25 Vodňany
Czech Republic

4) Pay a fee of 500 CZK for processing of your application and admission procedure (see details below).

5) Wait until you are contacted by our study office with further instructions

6) In case of doubts, feel free to contact our study office. Contact is shown below.


All applicants whose application will not be rejected by the Admission Committee from the admission procedure due to formal deficiencies will be invited to an admission interview. In justified cases, the admission interview may take place using electronic communication technologies. In that case, however, the applicant bears the risk associated with the evaluation due to the poor quality of the connection. Applications from the candidates who do not take part in the admission interview will be excluded from the admission procedure.

During the interview, the applicant must demonstrate a sufficiently broad basis of general knowledge of animal biology, fishery and water ecology. It is also expected that the applicant has the  knowledge of basic professional literature in the given field with a clear idea of the topic of the dissertation thesis and ways of solving the given problem with the expression of interest in scientific work. An integral part of the admission interview is to verify the ability to communicate in English.

Based on the oral interview, the Admission Committee will award an applicant 0 - 15 points. Another 0 - 15 points will be awarded to the applicant based on the data about previous education, experience, publishing and pedagogical activity, etc. In evaluating the applicant, the Admission Committee will take into account the opinion of the head of the relevant organizational unit of the Faculty where the student is supposed to work and a the opinion of the potential supervisor of the applicant, unless they are direct members of the Admission Committee. The evaluation itself will be created by the average of score proposals of the present members of the Committee with rounding to two decimal places. The applicants who do not obtain 20 points cannot be admitted to the  study.

If more than one candidate applies for a given dissertation thesis's topic, the applicant who obtains the the highest score will be accepted. In the case of the same number of points, the lot will decide on the selected applicant. If one candidate applies for a given topic a receives at least 20 points from the Admission Commitee, he/she will be accepted to study after fulfilling the other conditions. The applicants who obtain more than 20 points but the topic of the dissertation thesis to which they applied will be occupied by a candidate with a higher number of points, will be offered the opportunity to be accepted on onuccupied dissertation topics if the supervisors are interested. The offer of unoccupied topics of dissertation theses to free applicants will take place according to the instructions of the supervisors who listed the topics.

The admission procedure for the English doctoral program will be held entirely in English. The other conditions for the admission procedure for the doctoral studies remain the same as above. The fees for study in English are set by the Dean of the Faculty in a separate measure, in advance of the deadline for submission of applications.

  • Applicants who obtain more than 20 points from the Admission Committee and place in the order among the admitted students or later agree on the admission to an unoccupied topic and meet other conditions for admission will be notified of admission.
  • Applicants who obtain more than 20 points from the Admission Committee and place in the number of the admitted students or later agree on admission to an unoccupied topic but who do not meet the conditions for admission (it applies to applicants who do not have a Master’s degree at the time of the admission interview or do not have a recognized foreign education in the Czech Republic), they will be informed that they have met the conditions for the admission and will be accepted after all conditions have been met.
  • Applicants who do not obtain more than 20 points from the Admission Committee or are not placed among the the admitted students and will not be offered another unoccupied dissertation thesis's topic, or students who do not meet other conditions (especially with regard to proof ofMaster’s degree according to the above-mentioned conditions) will not be admitted to the study or the admission procedure will be  stopped with them.
The admission interview for the Doctoral study will take place from........................ (subject to change). Date, time and place of the admission examination is sent to the applicants’ contact email addresses stated in their application no later than 7 days before the date of the admission interview.


The fee for the activities associated with the admission procedure is CZK 500 and must be paid by the time of the application submission, preferably by a bank transfer or by a post money order to:
Company name: Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích
Company address: Branišovská 1645/31a, České Budějovice
Account Number: 104725778/0300
Bank: Československá obchodní banka, a.s.
Address of bank: Hroznová 63/1, České Budějovice, 370 01
IBAN for payment abroad: CZ2003000000000104725778
BIC for payment from abroad: CEKOCZPP
variable symbol: 6020109
specific symbol: for an electronic application, it is the number of the field of study, for a paper application, it is the applicant's birth certificate number without a slash or their date of birth in the format DDMMYYYY for applicants without a birth certificate number

constant symbol: 378 for payment by a bank transfer; 379 for payment by a post money order

In case of payment discrepancies, applicants will be asked to provide evidence of the payment for the admission procedure (bank statement, bank confirmation of the bank transfer, money order receipt, etc.).


Are you missing information? Did you not find answers to your questions? Contact the study office:
Bc. Lucie Kačerová
study office of doctoral study of the FFPW USB
Tel.: +420 38 777 4736, +420 734 269 084