Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
of the Comenius University in Bratislava

Mathematics Education

Doctoral Degree Program


Mathematics Education


full time / external

Usual duration:

full time form 4 years, external form 5 years

Program director:

prof. RNDr. Pavol Zlatoš, CSc.

Related study programs: master's degree programs Teaching Mathematics in combination

Description of the Study Program

A graduate of the doctoral program in Mathematics Education is well prepared for independent creative work and research aimed at the content, methods, forms and didactical approaches to teaching mathematics, including the broader context of the topic. They are able to conduct independent research, to apply the acquired information in the identification, analysis and solving of the problems of mathematical education, are ready to publish the obtained results and to present them at conferences.

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: 595,00 EUR (9th class, 1st level)
  • after successful completion of the qualification exam: 693,50 EUR (10th 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 2018/2019

  • The impact of immigration on the development of mathematics in Slovakia
    (školiteľ doc. RNDr. Róbert Jajcay, PhD.)