Visiting PhD

Each year, CERGE-EI welcomes a number of visiting students for study or research stays, and makes every effort to assist and encourage their participation in academic activities.

All PhD students (typically full-time students working on their thesis at another university) interested in a study or research stay at CERGE-EI should send an official request to the PhD Study Affairs Office by e-mail.

This request should include:

  • Application
  • Statement of motivation not exceeding 4000 characters (Explanation of why the stay is important for the student’s academic development)
  • What the student plans to do at CERGE-EI, who he/she wants to collaborate with (see our Faculty profiles), + whether the student wants to take any courses (for a list see Visiting MA)
  • When the student wants to arrive, how long he/she wishes to stay
  • Basic requirements (network connection, shared office space, etc.)
  • Recent CV
  • Letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor (or from the director of the student’s program)
  • Confirmation of study (from your registrar office)
  • Details on the student’s ability to fund his/her stay (including health insurance for the entire stay) and co-financing of research stays (i.e. for purchasing research-related resources)

Requests are considered on an individual basis based on both academic qualifications and the current availability of facilities and resources of CERGE-EI.

Visiting students are encouraged to present their research at a brown bag or regular seminar at CERGE-EI. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.