Doctoral (PhD) studies are third-level studies and doctoral (PhD) students are postgraduate students and researchers. The purpose of doctoral studies is to train scientists capable of performing independent scientific research and experimental development as well as able to solve scientific problems.
At the beginning of the doctoral studies, the doctoral student together with the supervisor develop an individual program for doctoral studies, research, publication of results and doctoral dissertation, as well as set the deadlines for completing all assignments. Doctoral studies consist of subjects with a total study volume of at least 30 credits. The doctoral student develops skills to carry out scientific research, to independently work in scientific and creative work. The duration of full-time doctoral studies is 4 years. It is also possible to study doctoral studies at the University in a part-time form. Those who have defended their doctoral dissertation are awarded a doctoral degree.
Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics carry out doctoral studies in informatics, informatics engineering and mathematics science fields.
More information on the Phd studies at VU can be found here.