Materials science

The PhD programme in Materials Science provides an in-depth knowledge of the chemical concept and physics of different types of materials, their detailed structural structure, the physical basis of mechanical and functional properties and degradation of materials. It gives the skills to tackle projects of production and processing of materials, their research and development in order to generate and develop new knowledge in the field of engineering. Provides methodological knowledge and skills for the selection and implementation of appropriate scientific methods to address the theses of one's own dissertation and other topics in basic and applied materials research. The study programme teaches to follow the latest trends in science and research and to apply them for solving assigned scientific and technical tasks and formulating new hypotheses and strategies for further research in the field of materials. It provides knowledge in the field of measurement, data collection and processing using modern information tools and analytical techniques. Gives the skills and competences to present the results of research and development at conferences and in scientific journals. Provides basic theoretical and practical teaching experience for professional education.

Prospects of graduates

Absolvent understands the relationships between the physicochemical nature of the structure and properties of different materials and is able to manage their changes through the application of technologies and processes for the production and processing of materials. He/she is able to predict the service life of materials based on knowledge of the physicochemical and mechanical degradation processes of materials. Applies modern structural and phase analysis of materials, analysis of their properties and degradation in materials development and research. Actively acquires, critically evaluates and analyses new knowledge and information, applies it in solving projects of materials production, their research and development. Within the framework of research and development, independently formulates new hypotheses and strategies, carries out own scientific and professional activities, assesses and modifies them, interprets their results with regard to the long-term impact in the field, social, scientific and ethical aspects. Can design, implement and improve research, development and innovation procedures in the field of materials and their processing. Can demonstrate the contribution of own original research to the advancement of scientific knowledge in the field through the formulation and publication of research and development results at international level. Independently manages the tasks of research and development of materials, leads and coordinates their research teams. He/she is also able to communicate the acquired knowledge in an appropriate way within the educational process in professional subjects in the field of materials.

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Conditions of admission

Second diplom a higher education degree, curriculum vitae. Passing an oral interview and test of the global language.

Additional information

Study program falls within the field of study: materials.

Conditions for international students

The basic condition for admission to study the filling, in which the applicant shall form and degree program of study (day/external). Foreign applicants for the course is take non the basis of cultural agreements or as self-payers. Studies can be completed in Slovak and English. 

Coordinator for students with specific needs

doc. RNDr Ľubomír Pikna, PhD.

General information on the admission exam

Doctoral studies in daily form lasts four years, the external form of 5 years. External form of charge(700-EUR).

Form of entrance exam

Interview on the subject.


Writing test of english language.

  • Apply the application for study


  • Performance of the entrance exam

    - 30.06.2022

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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • CV (electronic form)
  • verified copy of the degree for applicant of other universities
  • certified copy of certificate to candidates from other universities

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 700 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 500 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 40 €
E-application form: 30 €

Billing information

Technical university of Kosice
Faculty of Metallurgy
Letna 9
042 00 Kosice, Slovakia

Bank: Treasury
Account: 7000151476/8180
Variable symbol: 2
Constant symbol:0559

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Detail of the study program

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Detail of the study program


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Last update: 06.04.2022 15:12

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