Classical Archaeology

The graduate of the 3rd degree of university studies in the field of classical archaeology has a deep theoretical and practical knowledge in the relevant specialization (according to the chosen topic of the doctoral thesis), has the ability of further growth and independent creative scientific work.

He/she is able to solve complex questions of theoretical research and to use practical experience.

Knows how to make critical use of the literature and the results of interdisciplinary research.

Knows how to conduct field archaeological research independently at a professional level and use achievable modern methods. Can handle archaeological material and use it for the purposes of interpretation and for the synthesis of the problem under study.

Knowledge of at least two world languages and proficiency in computer technology at the required level is essential for the study of foreign literature, the exchange of scientific information and wider international cooperation.

Prospects of graduates

The breadth and depth of the acquired knowledge enable him to work as an independent researcher in scientific institutes, galleries and museums, as well as in other cultural institutions. He is also ready to transfer the acquired knowledge in the teaching process at philosophical faculties or other higher education institutions.

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Conditions of admission

The selection procedure is based on the previous study results, the professional examination and the professional interview on the applied dissertation topic, taking into account the results of the previous education. Applications from graduates of the study programme or related study programmes will be accepted. The admissions committee decides on the acceptance of the application.

Additional information

FF TU offers its students accommodation, the services of the university library, departmental libraries, a range of specialised classrooms and departments such as video presentation classrooms, multimedia classrooms, a multifunctional auditorium, a PhD students' office, a Communication Centre, a central IT system, a Modular Academic Information System, a University Pastoral Centre, psychological counselling services, a university canteen, and a number of other support services.

Conditions for international students

Applicants who have completed a lower level of studies abroad shall submit proof of equivalence of studies at secondary schools abroad pursuant to Act No.422/2015 Coll. on the recognition of documents on education and on the recognition of professional qualifications and on the amendment and supplementation of certain acts.

Coordinator for students with specific needs

Mgr. Iveta Schusterová, PhD.
Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, TU

General information on the admission exam

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Trnava in Trnava (hereinafter referred to as TU) plans to admit approximately 5 students to doctoral studies in the academic year 2024/2025, depending on the amount of allocated budget and the fulfilment of basic and other admission conditions.

The appropriate type of application form must be used for the study.

The basic condition for admission to doctoral studies (PhD. degree) is the completion of the second cycle of higher education.

The Faculty of Philosophy of TU reserves the right to make changes and updates in order to improve the quality of the admission procedure, in accordance with Section 57 (5) of Act No. 131/2002 Coll. on higher education as amended by later regulations.

Applicants should submit a completed application form to the address of the Faculty's seat: Faculty of Arts, University of Trnava, Hornopotočná 23, 918 43 Trnava. Candidates who have completed lower degree studies before the school. 2023/2024, they will send an application form, a diploma and a diploma from the Master's degree. Candidates who will graduate from lower secondary school in 2024 will send their application form together with a current certificate of attendance. Applicants who are taking the entrance examination will present the officially certified documents (diploma and M.A. certificate) in person at the presentation on the day of the entrance examination.

The applicants who are taking the entrance examination will be asked to submit the official documents (diploma and M.A. certificate) in person at the presentation on the day of the entrance examination.

The admission procedure for a candidate begins on the day of receipt of his/her written application. For this reason, an applicant who submits his/her application electronically is obliged to submit it in written form, duly documented (proof of payment of the admission fee, certified M.Sc. diploma,...).

Applicants who will be admitted on the basis of a selection procedure will send certified copies of their certificates within two days after successful completion of the state examination.

The faculty does not require confirmation of the applicant's medical condition. If it is necessary to take a disability into account in the admission examination process, the applicant must attach a certificate of disability and the recommended form of examination to the application form.

Applicants may also submit multiple applications to the College. For each study programme it is necessary to submit a new application and pay the fee of 35,- € again.

Applicants who have completed a lower degree abroad shall submit nostrified documents of education in accordance with the provisions of Decree No. 422/2015 Coll. A receipt for the payment of the admission fee (in the amount of € 35.-) must be affixed to the 3rd page of the application form. In case of non-attendance at the entrance examination, the fee is not refundable. The Admissions Committee decides on the points required for admission.

Form of entrance exam

The admission procedure for doctoral studies includes an entrance examination.

  • Apply the application for study

    01.12.2023 - 15.05.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

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Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 950 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 950 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 35 €
E-application form: 35 €

Billing information

Account number: SK35 8180 0000 0070 0024 1228
Variable symbol for Bc., Mgr. and PhD.: generated VS electronic application without the letter R, or without the variable symbol, if the applicant sends the application by post
Specific symbol: 10002
Additional data (for payments via bank): surname and first name
Details for payment from abroad: IBAN SK35 8180 0000 0070 0024 1228

University of Trnava
Faculty of Philosophy
Hornopotočná 23, 918 43 Trnava
ID 31825249

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Detail of the study program

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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