Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes


Slovakia - third cycle (PhD) programmes

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Country: Slovakia
Population (mln): 5,44
Official language/s: Slovak
Internet TLD: .sk
Calling code: +421
Member of the EU from: 1st May 2004
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 13.6
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 33.4
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 13.5
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 13.7
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 14.1
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 34.7
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 13.6
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 14.7
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 16,1
Country codes in education system: SK
Expected duration of education (years): 16,5

PhD studies require three years of  full-time study, or five years of  part-time study. Admission requirements are the completion of complete university study at the second level. After successful defence of the doctoral thesis, graduates are granted the Philosofiae Doctor ( "PhD") or Artis Doctor ("ArtD) in the fields of Art. PhD students in the field of Catholic Theology are awarded the degree of "licenciát teológie" (ThLic) after completing the first comprehensive part of PhD study. PhD graduates in this field are also awarded the degree of "doktor teológie" (ThDr). In accordance with the proposed principles, the PhD corresponds to the degree of Kandidát Vied ( "CSc") or the Dr degree which were granted to graduates of doctoral studies until 1997.

The DrSc. is awarded to outstanding researchers after the defence  of their thesis and for their scientific and research 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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