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Doctoral Studies

Doctoral Degree

It consists of the third and last stage of study of the universities study system and is equivalent to three (3) years (generally 240 ECTS is required for Doctoral/PhD Degree) of full-time study that is concluded with a doctoral diploma. In some Universities, the doctoral studies can be extended up to a maximum period of seven (7) for those who decide to take part-time courses. It is obviously more expensive, when you prolong your doctorate studies to four (4), five (5) and up to seven (7) years.

If you are interested in doing some independent research work and would like to start doctoral studies in one of our partnering Universities, then register with MDACI and send your application for immediate processing. Our international partnering universities are provided with advanced faculties and colleges offering a full range of high quality courses and institutes focusing on advanced research and offering early career researchers attractive structures for a promising doctorate.

You can either take the doctorate within a graduate school (e.g. Graduate School of Art – GSA, Graduate School for Health Sciences – GSHC, etc.) or as part of a doctoral degree program, or you can even take a traditional individual doctorate. Graduate schools and doctoral degree programmes can be arranged on an interdisciplinary and/or interuniversity basis as in many cases. In addition to research-related training and intensive support, these also offer excellent opportunities for networking within the academic community.

Generally, you undertake a doctoral degree programme if you have successfully completed the master's degree.

Depending on the faculty and degree programme, you will be awarded for example one of the following degrees:

      • Doctorate in Arts;
      • Doctorate in Management;
      • Doctorate in Engineering;
      • Doctorate in Business Administration;
      • Doctorate in Science;
      • Doctorate in Applied Science;
      • Doctorate in Law;
      • Doctorate in Medicine;
      • Doctorate in Dental Medicine; and
      • Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

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Full-time and Part-time studies

We offer full time and part-time studies. It is possible to study, while working, but it is not allowed to prolong the study excessively. Studies in some of our University are only full-time. For international students, it is more economic to always undertake full-time studies, because it is faster, more efficient and cheaper.

 

Doctoral Degree Programme

Every doctoral degree programme is described with all the relevant information such as final qualification, special areas, ECTS credits, study programme structures, special knowledge, continuing possibilities, teaching language and commencement date of studies.

Registered members can chose their own preferred university and faculty or college within a EU member country and non-EU member country as provide below and send their application electronically to us. We will process and get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Doctoral agreement

After admission, the doctoral student and supervisor draw up a doctoral agreement during at the start of the doctorate. With a view to offering the best possible support to doctoral students, the Doctoral Agreement defines the terms and conditions of the doctorate (form and duration of the doctorate, educational, research and supervision goals) as well as the aspired academic accomplishments (written contributions and conference contributions). The educational and research objectives of the doctoral student shall be specified one year at a time, reviewed annually and readjusted. Furthermore, the doctoral student shall schedule regular meetings with the academic supervisor(s) in the course of which the progress of the doctoral thesis and any problems shall be discussed.

For doctoral students employed at the University, the Doctoral Agreement is integrated in the staff appraisal form. For all other doctoral students, the Doctoral Agreement is available as a separate form.

 

Supervision

It generally consist of the work done to promote the individual student by way of supporting and accompanying them through the various stages of their studies can play a decisive part in ensuring a doctorate is completed successfully. Our doctoral students are generally supervised by two supervisors (i.e. the main supervisor and the co-supervisor) or more people (called thesis committee). This is particularly true of doctoral students studying for their doctorate within the framework of a graduate school or doctoral degree program. The same also applies to doctoral students studying for a traditional individual doctorate, depending on the faculty.

 

Admission requirements

Membership Registration

All students must be registered with MDACI 's International Education and Training Programme. You can only take advantage of MDACI's Services, including Funding Support is you are registered and become an official member of our International and Training Education Programme. The Annual Registration Fee (ARF) is €60.

For your admission application, the following documents are required

      • Curriculum Vitae;
      • Filled-in application form for the selected doctoral course;
      • An attested copy of your master's degree;
      • Medical Certificate – complete medical check-up (HIV-AIDS, others, etc.);
      • Recommendation Letter; and
      • Criminal record legalized by your own Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Fees

The total yearly fee for Doctoral Studies Programme (DSP) is € 25,000.

This total fee includes:

      • Medical test recertification;
      • Health Insurance;
      • Property Damage Insurance; and
      • Accommodations.

This total fee does not includes:

      • Visa fee;
      • Air tickets;
      • Working material (safety equipment, tools, books, etc.);
      • Breakfast;
      • Lunch;
      •  Dinner; and 
      • Sports and Recreational Excursion (visits of museum and touristic attractions).

 

In the case you decide to study in the official language of the hosting country, your education fee will be free. For example, if you decide to study in Czech language in the Czech Republic, you will not pay for any academic fee and you may benefit from benefit from one MDAIC's Education Funding Support Programme: Scholarship/Bursary, Grant, or Loan/Credit for your visa fee, air ticket, breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc.

In the you do not speak the official language of the hosting country, then you may pay for the one (1) year language and entrance exams preparation courses for the same fee of € 22,000. This fee includes the followings: visa fee, air tickets, medical test recertification, health insurance, property damage insurance, working materials (books, safety equipment), breakfast, lunch, dinner, and sport and recreational excursion (visits of museum and touristic attractions) for one year.

 

Our Doctoral Studies Programme (DSP) is combined with practical field training and psychological courses.

MDACI Provide follow-and-support programme to all our graduated students i.e. We will help them get a suitable employment to their profession in their own country or in the international job market. MDACI will work in cooperation with the governments, international organisations, financial institutions and corporate business, including HR companies to create jobs for our graduated students. MDACI will make sure that jobs will be available for graduate students before the end of their studies. 

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Objectives of the doctoral studies

The doctorate consists of a transitional phase between your studies and your own research work. It helps you acquire knowledge and skills relating to your own field of study, including other related subjects. The main purpose has more to do with the methodologies developed and used for analysing and solving problems. It also gives you the opportunity to build networks within the academic community. The doctorate is mainly designed to prepare you for research-oriented work at either a university or in a research institute (e.g. CERN, NASA, economic and financial research centres, etc.) and provide you with knowledge, experience and skills to take more demanding professional duties and roles.

The core focus of a doctorate is the acquisition of academic skills by drafting a piece of academic work (dissertation). Depending on the faculty, the dissertation can take the following forms:

      • A monograph (an individual, "self-contained" paper); or
      • Articles published in recognised specialist journals relating to either several or one specific area of research (cumulative dissertation).

The objectives of a successful doctorate include:

      • Extending the limits of what is currently known through innovative and high-quality work;
      • Developing the capacity of devising, designing, conducting and leading research works that have real academic weight;
      •  Having a systematic understanding of a subject and mastery of the skills and methods associated with this subject;
      • Gaining the ability of carrying out critical analysis, assessment and synthesis of new and complex ideas;
      • Gaining the capability of further developing the progress made in technological, social or cultural terms within an academic and professional context; and
      • Satisfying standards associated with national and international peer-reviewed publications.

 

How we can help you pay for your courses

Being a member of MDACI's Education and Training Programmes (ETP) will give you the advantage of being qualified for our Education Funding Support Programme (EFSP) from the following relevant institutions:

      • Governmental Agencies;
      • International Socio-Economic Development Organisations;
      • Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs); or
      • Institutional Lenders.

If you cannot get grant, we arrange for you from Governmental Agencies, International Socio-Economic Development Organisations or Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs), then MDACI shall arrangement a credit or loan (cheap students loans) from our Institutional lenders. If you are qualified for any of the above MDAC's Learning Aid, you have to cover the costs of learning. But, MDACI will assist you organise and plane your leaning programme so that you can satisfactorily meet all your financial and living requirements and costs.

In the case you get a credit from our institutional lenders, then how you pay for your learning shall depend on your financial situation. You may be able to pay for your education on your own if you:

      • plan to keep working to pay for your courses as you take them;
      • can use money you saved to cover these costs; and
      • have a learning account or financial support from your employer.

MDCI will always endeavour to helping you get the best education at the lowest cost possible, providing valued advices and bringing solution to those who cannot afford to pay their learning costs within their budget. For these people, our experts will assist them demonstrate transparently their financial need an eligibility requirement for funding.

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