PhD studies require three years of full-time study, or five years of part-time study. Admission requirements are the completion of complete university study at the second level. After successful defence of the doctoral thesis, graduates are granted the Philosofiae Doctor ( "PhD") or Artis Doctor ("ArtD) in the fields of Art. PhD students in the field of Catholic Theology are awarded the degree of "licenciát teológie" (ThLic) after completing the first comprehensive part of PhD study. PhD graduates in this field are also awarded the degree of "doktor teológie" (ThDr). In accordance with the proposed principles, the PhD corresponds to the degree of Kandidát Vied ( "CSc") or the Dr degree which were granted to graduates of doctoral studies until 1997.
The DrSc. is awarded to outstanding researchers after the defence of their thesis and for their scientific and research work.