Doctoral thesis and procedure

Students attend doctoral seminar, work on their doctoral research and prepare doctoral thesis during 4 years (8 semesters) of the program under supervision of academic advisor. In the 4th year (no later than semester 7) of the program, doctoral procedure should be initiated by the student and the doctoral committee established – this will require that:

  • your Ph.D. dissertation is sufficiently advanced;
  • you have fulfilled the formal requirements of having published or submitted for publication at least one scholarly work (usually an article in a peer-reviewed journal with country-wide circulation or an article in the reviewed proceedings of national or international conference).

When your dissertation is completed, it will be reviewed by two external reviewers. Doctoral candidates are required to take three doctoral exams:

  • in the area of candidate’s research,
  • in an additional subject of candidate’s choice,
  • in a foreign language (including English), other than candidate’s first language.

Once the reviews of the dissertation arrive, a date will be set for a public defense of the dissertation.

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