Ecology is dealing with interactions of groups of organisms related to their abiotic environment. The study is general, i. e. including all groups of taxonomic units. Projects with predominantly biotic interactions have priority over the study of the abiotic environment: populations and community ecology, the study of ecosystems.
Description of verification and evaluation criteria
The entrance exam is a one-round in the form of an interview. Based on a written request submitted electronically together with the application but no later than by 19 May 2019, the Dean may permit the entrance examination to take place via information and communication technology, but only for serious and documented reasons such as health or study abroad.
During the entrance examination, the candidate must demonstrate the technical and linguistic skills to study the given program, along with attributes necessary for scientific work. The examination is graded with a maximum of 100 points, of which 30 points are awarded as a bonus for giving a more specific idea of the study content and planned dissertation work in the voluntary application appendix, including the dissertation topic, a brief annotation, the anticipated supervising department and the consent of a specific supervisor to supervise such doctoral project.
Conditions for admission
Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by the successful completion of a Master's study program.
Confirmation date (of entrance exam)
from: 17.06.2019 until: 28.06.2019
Alternative date (of entrance exam)
from: 08.07.2019 until: 19.07.2019
Rules governing exemption from entrance examination
The entrance exam may be waived based on a written request from the candidate, provided they have successfully applied for a STARS project in the given academic year. Such a request, along with documentation that the conditions have been met, must be submitted (but not electronically) by 19 May 2019.
The Ph.D. program in Ecology is aimed at students with a background in biological or related fields such as the agricultural and environmental sciences. The study is based on current methods and processes used in actual grant projects and focuses on the most recent issues in ecology. A graduate of this program will have mastered topical methods of the field, be able to publish her/his work in quality international journals and to teach in university courses.