Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University Bratislava

Physics of Condensed Matter and Acoustics

Doctoral Degree Program




full time 

Usual duration:

4 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Peter Kúš, DrSc.

Related study programs: master's degree programs Solid State Physics

Description of the Study Program

Graduates of the doctoral program Physics of Condensed Matter and Acoustics obtain fundamental knowledge about the physics of condensed matter at the level of the most current state of research worldwide, are able to follow the most recent scientific and research trends in their area, and will also be capable of further expansion and actualization of their knowledge through lifelong studies. The students internalize the principles of individual and collaborative research, learn to present their results and achieve the ability to scientifically formulate problems and further develop their scientific area. They will be able to apply the acquired knowledge in practical settings and will find employment in various areas of research, science, industry and services, learn the principles of managerial work and leadership of smaller research and development groups.

Doctoral Scholarships

Full-time doctoral students who have permanent residency in the European Union are entitled to receive a scholarship for the entire standard duration of their studies. The scholarships are paid starting on the date of enrollment. The scholarship is determined in accordance with the tables included in the Law no. 553/2003 Z.z. as follows: 

  • prior to completion of the qualification exam: 807,50 EUR (6th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 940,50 EUR (7th class, 1st level)

Scholarships are not subject to taxes or other fees.

Doctoral studies are considered an equivalent to full time employment and in the majority of cases cannot be combined with another employment. Job holding applicants who intend to keep their job are advised to apply for the external (distance) form of doctoral studies. Doctoral students enrolled in the regular form are expected to participate in teaching activities such as conducting recitations or exam grading, in accordance with the needs of their corresponding departments.

Thesis Topics for Academic Year 2022/2023

  • Microwave spectroscopic study of magnetic bi-layers and artificial spin ice systems
    supervisor: Mgr. Pavol Neilinger, PhD.
  • Realistic simulations of structural phase transitions in crystals
    supervisor: prof. Ing. Roman Martoňák, DrSc.