Rail Vehicles

The graduate of the doctoral study programme Rolling stock in the field of study 5.2.4 Motor vehicles, rail vehicles, ships and aircraft masters the scientific methods of research and development of means of transport with a focus on the field of rolling stock.


The graduate of the doctoral study programme Rolling stock acquires the knowledge and skills necessary for the research and development of rolling stock, rationalisation and quality improvement and project management of maintenance of rolling stock, as well as the knowledge to increase the efficiency of their operation while respecting ecological requirements. The graduate is capable of independent scientific work, is ready to creatively develop and deepen knowledge in the field.



Prospects of graduates

The graduate from doctorate study program gains knowledge and skills necessary for research and development of rail vehicles, rationalisation and improvement of quality and project management of RV maintenance and also knowledge for increasing the efficiency of their operation upon respecting the ecological requirements. The graduate is capable of independent scientific work, is prepared to creatively develop and extend the knowledge in the given field.



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Conditions of admission

Basic condition of admission
The basic condition of admission to doctoral studies (third degree study programme) is the acquisition of a university degree of the second degree (Act on Higher Education No.131/2002 Coll., as amended). In the case of a foreign applicant or a student who has completed his/her studies abroad, he/she shall submit with his/her application for university studies, no later than at the time of enrolment, a decision on the recognition of the document on the completion of the second degree by the relevant institution in the Slovak Republic, or shall apply to UNIZA for the recognition of the document on the education.


Other conditions of admission


1. No entrance examination
All applicants for studies go through a selection procedure.


2. Selection procedure
The selection procedure for doctoral studies is conducted by interviewing each applicant separately before the admissions committee.


Rules of the selection procedure
The content of the interview is a part mapping the applicant's overview in the professional field related to the selected topic of doctoral studies and another part, aimed at verifying knowledge of foreign languages and prerequisites for independent scientific work. The ranking of the candidates is done by the committee in a secret ballot.



Conditions for international students

For foreign applicants, the admission conditions apply as for applicants from the Slovak Republic.
Foreign students who study in a language other than the state language pay tuition fees according to the conditions specified in Section 92 (8) of the Higher Education Act. The tuition fee is set by a UNIZA directive and published for the relevant academic year on the University's website. Foreign students studying in the Slovak language do not pay tuition fees. Applicants from the Czech Republic may use the form valid in the Czech Republic to apply for studies. Applicants who do not have an active knowledge of Slovak or Czech are required to successfully complete language training (possibility to take it at UNIZA). For foreign applicants admitted on the basis of interstate agreements, bilateral treaties or for scholarship holders of the Government of the Slovak Republic, the conditions specified in the relevant documents apply.



Form of entrance exam

personal interview in front of the members of the admissions committee



  • Apply the application for study

    31.05.2024

  • Performance of the entrance exam

    24.06.2024 - 28.06.2024

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted
2


Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 750 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 20 €
E-application form: 20 €

Billing information

University of Žilina, Univerzitná 1, 010 26 Žilina Bank: the State Treasury

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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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Last update: 16.10.2023 17:55

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