Jessenius Faculty of Medicine
in Martin
Comenius University Bratislava

Postgraduate PhD study

The PhD study is the highest level of higher education. The Jessenius Faculty of Medicine provides PhD studies in 17 study programmes accredited in 5 authorized fields of study. 


Duration of doctoral studies:

  • Full-time form of study:  4 years
  • Part-time form of study: 5 years
  • PhD study is organized according to the legal regulations and an individual student´s study plan that is drawn up by the supervisor and approved by the Board of Programme Guarantors.


Individual study plan

Individual study plan of a PhD student consists of a study part and a scientific part, including  teaching and lecturing (max. 4 hours per week/year = 208 hours/year = 104 hours/semester) and other related activities.

     I. Study part

  • a  course in Methodology of Scientific and Research Work
  • a foreign language proficiency exam
  • a course in Basics of Statistical Analyses
  • an individual study according to the subjects listed in the study plan

     II. Scientific part

  • team work or individual work in research related to the topic of the dissertation
  • this part is organized by the supervisor


The forms of a PhD student´s progress assessment are as follows:

  • annual assessment of a PhD student´s progress
  • dissertation examination
  • dissertation defense