Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes


Estonia - third cycle (PhD) programmes

Estonian Flag  is a tricolour featuring three equal horizontal bands of blue, black and white
Country: Estonia
Population (mln): 1,34
Official language/s: Estonian
Internet TLD: .ee
Calling code: +372
Member of the EU from: 1st May 2004
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 11.4
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 26.0
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 11.9
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 11.1
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 9.6
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 18.8
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 10.5
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 8.8
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 15,6
Country codes in education system: EE
Expected duration of education (years): 17,9

Doktor study is the highest stage of higher education. Its purpose is to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for independent research, development or professional creative work. The general admission requirement for doktor study is a magistrikraad or a corresponding qualification.

The nominal length of studie is three to four years (120-160 AP). Graduates who have completed their studies will be awarded a doktorikraad which is certified with a diploma. The degree is a research degree for which candidates have to defend a doctoral thesis - independent scientific research or creative work.

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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