Studies in the doctoral study program (DSP) are intended for university graduates who have completed their studies via the prescribed state examination in the field to which the DSP relates, or a related field. The basic objective of the DSP is to acquire and demonstrate independent scientific work ability in the relevant scientific discipline by preparing and defending a dissertation, publications and other forms of presentation of own scientific research activities, including passing all of the prescribed tests and the state doctoral exam.
The standard period of study for currently accredited doctoral programs is 3 and 4 years. Lists of study programs can be found below.
The studies are organized in two forms – full-time and combined. Full-time studies are the primary form of doctoral studies and the main job of the doctoral student. Full-time students have the status of university students, and during their studies they are paid a monthly doctoral scholarship. Adversely, combined studies are doctoral studies primarily intended for applicants from practice, or from among the faculty staff while they remain employed by their employers.
DSP graduates receive the academic-scientific title “doctor” (“Ph.D.” title after their name).