Visiting PhD

Each year, CERGE-EI welcomes a few visiting students for study or research stays, and makes every effort to assist and encourage their participation in academic activities. Foreign 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by either email or regular post.

There is no standard form, but this request should contain the following information:

  • Application
  • Motivation letter (Explanation of why the stay is important for the student’s academic development),
  • What the student plans to do at CERGE-EI, possibly who he/she wants to collaborate with (see our Faculty profiles),
  • When the student wants to arrive, how long he/she wishes to stay,
  • Basic requirements (network connection, shared office space, etc.),
  • A recent CV,
  • A letter of recommendation from the student’s supervisor (or from the director of the student’s program),
  • Details on the student’s possibilities for funding 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.

Note: All visiting students are required 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.