New PhD positions in Language Technologies and Computational Linguistics!


PhD program

  • fully funded 4-year Ph.D. positions in Natural Language Processing & Deep Learning & Computational Linguistics
  • special focus on artificial neural networks and multilingual NLP, more classical topics of Computational Linguistics are welcome as well
  • industrial topics possible (co-supervision by an industry partner)
  • hosted by the Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (UFAL), Computer Science School, Charles University, Prague


  • amazing concentration of experts in all fields of NLP/HLT/CL/ML/DL/… (some 60 researchers in total)
    • team members’ prizes and awards: ACL Lifetime Achievement Award, ELRA/LREC Antonio Zampolli Prize, CLARIN Achievements award, Hlavka Foundation Scientific achievement award, Gold and Silver medals by University and Faculty, Faculty Excellent Teaching Awards, …
  • monthly social events, highly international environment
  • range of EU and national projects (and other kinds of international cooperation too, incl. with the USA, Australia, Hong Kong)
  • organizer of major CL/NLP/Speech events in the past: ACL&EMNLP'07, ACL’10, ASRU’13, DepLing'13, Coling’14, EAMT'17, TLT'17, SigDial'15, MT Marathons yearly (and more)
  • highly competitive scientific achievements, shared task winners in CoNLL'18, VarDial'17, several WMTs…
  • respectable hardware firepower: housing 100 GPUs (and counting), 1500 CPUs, 3 coffee machines


  • Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe
  • the Institute located in the very heart of the historical center, walking distance to all the main Prague attractions
  • the whole city covered by fast, clean and safe public transportation
  • vibrant AI and ML community in Prague


  • the guranteed income (a Ph.D. stipend + a part-time working contract) easily covers student living expenses in Prague
  • a number of additional opportunities:
    • bonuses for publication activity
    • conference expenses funded for all accepted papers
    • fully funded 6-month research stays abroad within the Ph.D. study
    • a possibility to participate in grant projects related to the student's research topic (additional part-time salary)


  • master-level degree in computational linguistics/computer science/linguistics
  • ability to work independently on scientific topics
  • good command of English
  • good programming skills (Java, Python or C++) appreciated

Want to learn more?

  • have a look at the list of current UFAL PhD supervisors and their topics
  • either contact some of the supervisors directly (e.g. according to your research topic preferences), or send an email to
  • attach your CV in either case, and ideally also a list of your publications (if any), your transcripts of records, and links to your project repositories (if public)
  • if you negotiate with two or more potential supervisors simultaneously, please indicate it clearly to all of them
  • you may consider take part in UFAL Pre-PhD Student Internship Program too
  • in any case, establishing a contact with your potential PhD advisor at the Institute prior to the application is highly recommended
  • general information about the faculty admission procedure here
    • In the Study Information System, select these:
      • Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
      • Language of Instruction: English (unless you speak Czech)
      • Form and type of study: full-time, doctoral
      • Study program / branch: Computational linguistics | P4I3A (P0619D140002)

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