Administrative aspects of doctoral studies, including administrative aspects of the presentation and defence of dissertations, are handled by the department for science and research at the university faculties and institutes. Academic aspects of the studies are handled by the workplace that is accredited for the doctoral study programme. In cases where the study programme is jointly accredited with an external workplace, it is usually the external workplace that provides the supervisor. All full-time students studying in Czech language are awarded a scholarship that makes a contribution to their living costs. Doctoral students can also participate in research plans and in grant-funded projects.
Citzens of the Czech Republic, foreigners and stateless persons legally resident in the Czech Republic can study on doctoral programmes.