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PhD Programme

PhD programmes have full-time and part-time study modes, on a free and paid basis. The first one is typically 3 years long full-time (4 years part-time) education and research.

The PhD programme requires a total of 180 ECTS credits which consists of two interrelated milestones: education and research.

Over the course of study the PhD student shall

1) pass an exam(s) (including the exam in their major) and the test (tests) as set by the curriculum, accumulate appropriate points, finalize the dissertation, pass the preliminary expertise of the dissertation in the relevant institution,

2) have a work plan approved by the academic council of the institution, scientific supervisor and at least 36 hours of scientific, pedagogical or research workload.

The PhD study years are counted as scientific and pedagogical experience.

If an institution cannot organize and conduct the courses set by the credit system, the study can be conducted in another institution which offers the courses on a contractual basis at the expense of the sending organization.

In accordance with the procedure set by the institution, the PhD student’s academic progress is evaluated annually as per the proposed individual work plan. The PhD student together with the scientific supervisor shall submit a report on the annual academic performance.

PhD students who fail to show satisfactory progress at the annual academic progress evaluation are expelled from the PhD programme by order of the head of the organization.

PhD students can make use of the laboratories, computer equipment, libraries, student accommodations of the institution, are entitled to business trips, etc.

PhD students expelled on the basis of the annual academic progress evaluation, if granted, can be reinstated in the PhD programme on a paid basis.

A PhD student who has not defended his/er dissertation can be provided a free academic reference at his/er will within five working days of application submission by the PhD student or his/er attorney addressed to the head of the institution.

Full-time PhD students enjoy annual vacations of two months, while maintaining the state scholarship.

The head of the institution may pay bonuses from extra budgetary funds.


PhD Applicant Programme

The PhD applicant programme requires a total of 180 ECTS credits which consists of two interrelated milestones: education and research.

Over the course of study the PhD applicant shall pass an exam(s) (including the exam in their major) and the test (tests) as set by the curriculum, accumulate appropriate points, finalize the dissertation, pass the preliminary expertise of the dissertation in the relevant institution.

The PhD applicant’s academic progress is evaluated annually by the chair, department (section, laboratory) of the institution as per the procedure set by the institution.

PhD applicants can make use of the laboratories, computer equipment, libraries, student accommodations of the institution, are entitled to business trips, etc.

A PhD applicant who has not defended his/er dissertation can be provided a free academic reference at his/er will within five working days of application submission by the PhD applicant or his/er attorney addressed to the head of the institution.
 

Doctoral Programme

Over the course of the study the doctoral researcher shall complete all the works as set by the doctoral dissertation plan – finalize the dissertation and pass the preliminary expertise of the dissertation in the relevant institution.

The doctoral researcher can have an scientific adviser approved by the academic (academic-technical) council and appointed by order of the head of the institution.

The academic (academic-technical) council of the institution annually hears the doctoral researcher’s report on the implementation of his/er individual plan.

Doctoral researchers can make use of the laboratories, computer equipment, libraries, student accommodation of the institution, are entitled to business trips, etc.


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