Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes


Bulgaria - third cycle (PhD) programmes

Bulgarian Flag is a tricolour consisting of three horizontal bands of white, green, and red
Country: Bulgaria
Population (mln): 7,5
Official language/s: Bulgarian
Internet TLD: .bg
Calling code: +359
Member of the EU from: 1st January 2007
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 11.2
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 23.8
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 12.2
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 10.0
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 12.3
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 26.1
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 13.8
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 10.6
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 13,9
Country codes in education system: BG
Expected duration of education (years): 15,6

This stage is the third degree in the higher education system and  leads to  the title of Doctor. It is obtained on the basis of individual research and after the defence of a thesis. It replaces the former Kandidat na Naukite (Candidate of the Sciences). The Higher Education Act of 1995 grants all Kandidat na Naukite holders the rights of a holder of a Doctor's degree.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND

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