2014 ADMISSION (ENTRANCE EXAM)

The admittance will be organized in September each year for the vacancies put up by each PhD supervisor.

The subjects and bibliography related to the tests are proposed by the PhD supervisor with vacancies, validated by the Doctoral School Council.

The written and oral tests, evaluation and selection criteria for the admittance to the Doctoral School are as following:

The admittance consists of calculating the arithmetical mean of three grades: written test grade; interview grade; the arithmetical mean from dissertation exam. The criterion for differentiation in the case of equal means is given by the graduation exam mean.

WRITTEN TEST: questions will be formulated by study area from the list of topics and will be submitted by PhD advisor/team of PhD advisors.

INTERVIEW: the student will present a PhD research project. The project will be based on topics from study area candidates apply for.

RESEARCH PROPOSAL should include the following:

Introduction – background and research aim required the scientific knowledge

PhD proposal: topic, research questions, current literature review

Objectives: aim, expected results and contribution to the to the development of study area

Methodology: methods and strategy, interdisciplinary aspects, etc.

References

Previous research

ADMISSION CALENDAR 2014

Applications: 1-12 September

Selection of the candidates: 15-17 September

Communication of the results: 18 September

Exam appeals: 19 September.

ADMISSION TO THE DOCTORAL SCHOOL

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The length of study for doctoral studies is 3 years. Admission to the PhD program is competitive; a limited number of applicants are accepted into the program each year as a PhD supervisor cannot have more than 10 PhD students at one time.

GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR CANDIDATES

Graduates holding a Master Degree (or equivalent) may apply to their study area or to a connected area. The PhD School Council establishes the correspondences of study area. The applications of candidates holding MA degrees in other study areas than the areas chosen for their PhD, will be approved by the Council of the Doctoral School. Each candidate will apply for one vacant place in the study area of the PhD School. Successful candidates cam be financed from the state budget once for the PhD studies.

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