During the doctoral study, especially in the first years, the student passes professional exams and continuously proves that he/she is working on his/her dissertation. Also, he/she should continuously present the results of his/her work at scientific conferences and publish his/her scientific studies.
Students are involved in solving basic and applied research projects through internal or external research projects, such as the Student Grant Competition (SGS), Student Grand Foundation (SGF), Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GAČR), Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TAČR) or projects of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The solution of projects supports students' ability to work in a team, to solve a given research problem and to present research results at domestic and international conferences or to publish research results in scientific journals. The involvement of the doctoral student in the project team brings the possibility of obtaining funds to finance conference fees and other costs associated with participating in the conference and the possibility of obtaining a scholarship.
Doctoral students have the opportunity to go abroad and complete a study visit or internship abroad at one of the partner universities. They can gain knowledge and experience from a foreign research institute, improve their communication in English and work on their research in collaboration with foreign experts.
During the doctoral study, the emphasis is also placed on improving the level of the English language and the ability to process scientific articles and present research results in English.
As a rule, by the end of the 3rd year of doctoral studies, the student passes the state doctoral examination, which consists of theoretical knowledge and the defence of theses for the dissertation. The doctoral study is successfully completed by defending the dissertation.