Doctorate of Food Technology

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Program Description

The Doctorate of Food Technology is a three-year or four-year programme taught in English language at the Faculty of Technology (FT) of Tomas Bata University in Zlín. This study programme focuses on food processing and production, including the use and development of knowledge in biological, chemical, engineering and other scientific disciplines. Based on the acquired profound theoretical knowledge in the field of food production technology, chemistry and food analysis, biochemistry, microbiology and process engineering, graduates are qualified to carry out research in the sphere of food technologies, food production and processing. Students develop knowledge of the influence of technological processes on chemical composition, physicochemical, bio-chemical, microbiological and nutritional characteristics of products to be processed.

Duration: 6 or 8 semesters (3 or 4 academic years)
Mode of study: Full-time/part-time
Degree obtained: Doctoral (abbr. “Ph.D.”)
Tuition fee: approx. EUR 2,410 per 1 academic year
Scholarship: First-year students may be awarded the TBU PhD scholarship amounting up to CZK 96,000 (approx. EUR 3,560) per academic year (full-time students only). Starting from second year, the total annual amount is based on the student’s academic performance.


• FT educates and prepares students to become professionals in different chemical, technological or engineering fields.
• Research specialization: Trends in Food Technology, Trends in Biotechnology, Biochemical Processes in Foodstuffs, Advanced Food Microbiology, Food Rheology, Advanced Food Packaging.
• Various career opportunities are available to its graduates in a large variety of fields and areas, ranging from technology to management or independent entrepreneurial and research activities.
• FT has earned reputation and acclamation both locally and internationally for its outstanding achievements in conducting high quality research, namely processing of natural and synthetic polymer

What`s Included

• Multicultural and friendly environment
• The Diploma Supplement recognized all over Europe
• Access to modern University Library
• Great facilities for students an R&D activities
• Affordable accommodation in the University Halls of Residence (approx. EUR 115/month)
• University Refectories that offer healthy meals at student-friendly prices (approx. EUR 1,5-2,5/meal)
• Large number of sport activities offered by The University Sports Club (membership fee is approx. EUR 30/year)
• Opportunity to attend Czech courses – class of 90 minutes every week (free of charge)
• Student organization Buddy System welcomes international students at the TBU and helps them feel like home in Zlín

Degree Course

Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Chemical & Process Engineering, Chemistry, Food Science and Nutrition, Technology

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Program Locations

Zlin, Czech Republic

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Tomas Bata University in Zlin
  • Czech Republic: Zlin
School Term:
Academic Year
Degree Level:
Doctorate Degree
Tuition fee approx. EUR 2,410 per 1 academic year

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