PhD Positions

Several PhD positions in theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics are available at the School of Computer Science of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University, Prague. The positions are in algorithms, algorithmic game theory, cryptography, computational complexity, combinatorics, graph theory, optimization, and networks. They are hosted at the Computer Science Institute of Charles University, Department of Applied Mathematics, and Department of Theoretical Computer Science and Mathematical Logic. Applicable advisors are:

Some of the current research projects that students can participate in:

Applications are invited from candidates who have a strong background in computer science and/or mathematics and complete their MSc. degree by summer 2021.

Starting date: Fall 2021.


For the study's usual duration, the School guarantees a total net income of at least 22,500 CZK/month to doctoral students. Funding from the second year on is conditioned on the PhD candidate's good progress towards his/her degree based on a yearly evaluation of doctoral students. The income consists of:

Students have the possibility to apply for additional funds for salary and travel at the Grant Agency of Charles University.

PhD students can take advantage of subsidized meals, discounted public transport, the possibility of staying in student dormitories, and free "Czech as foreign language" classes. The national health insurance scheme covers our doctoral students. There are no tuition or fees for PhD students. The price level in Prague can be estimated at Numbeo.


The application should indicate the area of interest and possible advisors and contain:

Application deadline: February 15, 2021.

The application and a letter of recommendation should be sent electronically to The referees can send their letters directly to the indicated email. In both cases, make sure that the name of the applicant is contained in the subject. Inquiries about the positions can be directed to or the appropriate advisors.