PhD program

IOCB is an exciting place. As a student here, you’ll have the opportunity to work on interesting projects in the international setting of a prestigious scientific institution, which has cutting-edge equipment and modern technologies and collaborates with leading research centers around the world as well as with important commercial partners.

Those are just some of the reasons there are 191 PhD students working at IOCB in 2020, 79 of whom are from abroad.
“IOCB is an international institute that attracts people from all corners of the world, thus allowing me to extensively practice my English. Its facilities provide for a large range of subjects. Furthermore, through social events, IOCB offers extensive outlets where you can discuss new ideas and make potential collaborations.”
— Maria-Bianca Mititelu
“I was deciding between PhD studies abroad and in the Czech Republic. The quality of IOCB is on par with other countries, and they collaborate with foreign institutions and have such a good reputation in the world that, in the end, I had no reason to travel far from home.”
— Athanasios Markos
“I was surprised by the level of the technology, the possibilities for sharing instruments and equipment between groups, and the special things, like everyone in the lab having their own fume hood.”
— Vojtěch Havlíček
“IOCB is a leading scientific institution in the Czech Republic with a lot of modern equipment and technology which is very important to drive the research forward. It’s located in Prague which has the most beautiful historical centre and a relatively low cost of living compared to other European cities.”
— Chiranan Pramthaisong