Faculty of Physics, University of Rijeka
Radmile Matejčić 2, 51 000 Rijeka, Croatia

Based on the decision of the Council of the Faculty of Physics, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Physics announces

Advertisement for enrolment in doctoral study in Physics

in the scientific area: Natural science, field: Physics, in the academic year 2022/2023.

The Faculty of Physics enrols up to 10 students on the full-time or part-time study.

The doctoral study in Physics is a three-year PhD program, expected to be finished in less than four years when studied full-time. The extension of the study period is possible up to a total of six years when studied in the full-time capacity, and up to ten years when studied part-time.

The Programme is conducted entirely in English.

Upon the completion of the study, the academic degree of Doctor of Science (PhD) in Natural sciences, the field of Physics, is awarded.

The total cost of the study is 7.400,00 HRK per academic year (22.200,00 HRK in totaland is being paid while entering the three academic years.

Enrolment requirement:

completed graduate study programme.

A selection of students for the enrolment shall be conducted in accordance with the Regulation on Studies of the University of Rijeka, and the implementing documentation stemming from it.

In addition to the Application form for the admission into the Doctoral study in Physics (DrO1 form), which can be found on the Faculty of Physics website, the applicant must provide the following enclosures 
(official documents are accepted only if written in Croatian or English, otherwise certified translations to one of these languages must also be submitted):


  1. Curriculum Vitae (European CV format) which, in addition to basic information, includes professional and academic experience, including (if any):

- Evidence of professional training in the fields related to the Doctoral study in Physics,

- Evidence of scientific publications,

- Evidence of the international scientific conferences participation,

- Evidence of student awards, experience in teaching courses and being demonstrator at higher education institutions.

  1. Proof of qualifications:

- Graduate and undergraduate study diploma (copy),

- Official transcript of all exams and grades at graduate and undergraduate study,

- Average grade of graduate and undergraduate study,

- Master’s thesis title and grade.

  1. A statement by a person holding a research position about his/her willingness to act as applicant’s mentor containing a full contact information (affiliation address, telephone number, e-mail).

  1. A letter of recommendation by at least one person holding a research position that, signed, the scientist sends by post or by e-mail (dr.studij@phy.uniri.hr) to the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Physics.

  1. A Motivation letter (up to 500 words) written in English, elaborating on:

- The completed degree and the level of satisfaction with previous graduate study,

- The field of physics the applicant is interested to work in,

- The motivation for applying to the doctoral study in Physics and the expectation from the study,

- List of courses considered to enroll in (it can be a broader list than minimal),

- Wider interests in science, apart from the chosen field of physics.

  1. A note whether the applicant is competing for a full-time or part-time position in the Doctoral study in Physics,

  1. A statement on the sources of funding for the doctoral study in Physics. If the applicant does not pay the study, the statement is signed by the head of the institution that is willing to finance the study.

    Before entering the study, applicants who have gained a graduate degree in foreign educational institution, are obliged to submit the Decision of the recognition of their foreign higher education qualifications for the purpose of continuing higher education in the Republic of Croatia (academic recognition) issued by the Office for Academic Recognition of Foreign Higher Education Qualifications and Study Periods at the University of Rijeka.


Deadline for receiving the application: 7th October 2022.


Applications should be posted to:

University of Rijeka, Faculty of Physics
Radmile Matejčić 2
51000 Rijeka

with a note: An application for enrolment in doctoral study in Physics.

Applicants will be informed of the results of the selection procedure by e-mail. All further information about the enrolment procedure and start of the academic year will be posted on the website of the Department of Physics (http://www.phy.uniri.hr/en/doctoral-study-in-physics.html).

You can download the Advertisement in .pdf format here, the Application form here.

For inquiries and more detailed information please contact via e-mail: dr.studij@phy.uniri.hr.