Doctoral Studies

Doctoral Studies at the University of Economics in Bratislava

Doctoral studies at the University of Economics in Bratislava

The University of Economics in Bratislava offers doctoral studies in 16 accredited study programmes. The study is organized on the basis of the credit transfer system and completely in accordance with the Bologna process.

The study programme is designed for teachers and researchers, as well as specialists from the public and business sectors. The focus of the study is on acquiring research skills and knowledge needed to carry out independent research in economics, business and management sciences. Graduates from the doctoral study programme receive the third level university education and‘ upon completion the degree PhD (Philosophie Doctor). The programme can be studied in Slovak, English, or an other international language based on the offer of individual faculties.

DOCTORAL STUDIES COMPRISE TWO PARTS: A STUDY PART AND A RESEARCH PART

The study component of doctoral studies consists in particular of advanced specialized lectures, seminars and individual study of research methodology, core and elective courses. The study is carried out under the supervision of the scientific supervisor and is concluded with the dissertation examination.

The research component of the doctoral studies consists of the doctoral student's individual or team research activities closely linked to the topic of the dissertation; presentation of research results and work in progress at seminars, conferences and research study stays at partner research  institutions, both in Slovakia and abroad. The academic standard of the research/scientific component is guaranteed by a student’s supervisor and the specialized committee.

THE DURATION OF FULL−TIME DOCTORAL STUDIES IS 3 YEARS; THE DURATION OF PART-TIME DOCTORAL STUDIES IS 5 YEARS; BOTH FORMS ARE CONCLUDED WITH THE DEFENCE OF THE DISSERTATION.

A doctoral study programme and the progress of each student is monitored and evaluated by a joint scientific board for the relevant field of study set up in accordance with the internal rules of each faculty. Full-time doctoral students are granted scholarships based on the Regulation of the Ministry of Education SR, No 505/2004 Coll. on Scholarships.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DOCTORAL PROGRAMME

An applicant for doctoral studies submits an application to the Office for Research and Doctoral Study at the Faculty concerned. The application is submitted on a prescribed form.

The application form and explanation how to complete it are accessible at: http://www.minedu.sk/prihlaska-na-vysokoskolske-studium-doktorandske-%E2%80%93-treti-stupen/

The applicant is obliged to enter all the data required.

The application can also be submitted online via AIS (Academic Information System of the University of Economics in Bratislava). Available at: https://e-prihlaska.euba.sk/ais/start.do The manual for creating an e-application for PhD studies is available HERE: manual

APPLICANTS FROM ABROAD ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT EITHER THE FACULTY OF THEIR CHOICE OR AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL:

 
Vice-Rector for Research and Doctoral Studies:
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Denisa Čiderová
Phone:.+421 2 6729 5373
denisa.ciderova@euba.sk


International Officer for Research and Doctoral Studies
Dipl. Ing. Martina Brčáková
Phone:. +421 2 6729 5377
martina.brcakova@euba.sk

THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION FOR DOCTORAL STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS IN BRATISLAVA CONSISTS OF:

  1. written part: Essay outlining the  PhD project for the dissertation, both in the Slovak language and in an international  language
  2. oral part: Presentation of the outline of the project of the dissertation and related scientific discussion

TUITION FEES

Part-time students - Slovakia and EU countries: 1000 € per Academic Year 2011/2012

-  deadline for payment is 7th October 2011.

Full-time and part-time students from 3rd countries: 3000 € per Academic Year 2011/2012 + 200 € for every advanced course in international language beyond accredited study programmes.

-  tuition fees have to be paid before the registration day and for courses the day before the first day of education.