An applicant becomes a student on the day of enrolment in the university.
A standard period of study is at least three years and at most four years.
The maximum duration of a doctoral study programme is eight years. For students admitted to study no later than the academic year 2016/2017, the maximum lenght of study is the standard length of study of this study program prolonged by five years.
Doctoral study programmes are realised in full-time or combined form.
The student is entitled to a doctoral scholarship, if studying in full-time studies for a standard period of study.
The study is organised according to an individual study plan under the supervision of a supervisor and possibly also with the participation of a advisor.
The individual study plan in particular includes a list of study obligations, scientific, research or other creative obligations and planned or recommended foreign stays or other research internships or pedagogical activities.
The study in the doctoral study programme is monitored and evaluated by the Subject Area Board established as per Section 47 (6) of the Higher Education Act and according to Article 22 (13) and (14) of the Constitution.
A doctoral student may take an exam in a registered subject no more than twice, i.e. they are entitled to one substitute date. The results of exams are classified as pass - fail.
Study may be interrupted more than once upon request from a student or by virtue of office. With the exception of cases where the reasons for termination of study apply, the dean interrupts the study of a student upon his request. The longest total length of study interruption (Article 54 (1) of the Higher Education Act) is the longest period which, together with the actual time of study, does not exceed the maximum period of study.