CALL FOR ENROLLMENT AT THE THIRD CYCLE OF STUDIES (DOCTORAL STUDIES) FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022

STUDENT PROGRAMS, STUDENT QUOTAS, ECTS

Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences
Study program Language of instruction Student quota Credits
Economics English 9 180
Faculty of Education
Study program Language of instruction Student quota Credits
Turkish language and literature Turkish 6 180
Faculty of Engineering
Study program Language of instruction Student quota Credits
Computer Engineering English 9 180

All study programs for the third cycle of studies (doctoral studies) at the International Balkan University have a duration of three academic years and have 180 ECTS credits.

The list of accredited mentors and the structure of the study programs at the third cycle of studies (doctoral studies) are posted on the University website.


ADMISSION CRITERIA

All candidates who fulfill the following criteria are eligible for admission in the third cycle of studies (doctoral studies):

  • Completed second cycle of studies with a minimum of 300 ECTS credits;
  • Minimum GPA of 8 in their previous higher education studies (first and second cycle of studies)
  • Candidates’ previously completed higher education should be in the same or similar scientific field of the study program in the third cycle of studies (doctoral studies) in accordance with this Call.
  • Excellent knowledge of English language (minimum required level of B1 according to CEFR) for study programs conducted in English language.

NECESSARY DOCUMENTATION

Candidates must submit the following enrollment documents:

  • A letter of motivation;
  • A Curriculum vitae in both Macedonian and English;
  • A diploma for completed second cycle of studies (an original or a notary certified copy);
  • A certificate for passed exams in the first and second cycle of studies to prove that the candidate has completed his/her previous higher education and has the minimum GPA (an original or a notary certified copy);
  • Candidates who have completed their previous higher education abroad have to submit the Decision on the recognition of their acquired qualifications (an original or a notary certified copy)
  • An electronic copy of the master thesis;
  • Certified copy from the Certificate of English Language Level acquired by the candidate
  • A Personal identification document (a copy of a personal ID or a passport);В

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.


RANKING OF THE CANDIDATES

Candidates are ranked according to the evaluation of the following criteria:

  • Work experience in the same or similar scientific field as the one of the study program in this Call;
  • Scientific publications and participations at international conferences;
  • Master thesis in the second cycle of studies

TUITION FEE

The tuition fee for studying at the faculties offered and the respective study programs for students from the Republic of North Macedonia and countries from the Balkan region is 2000 EUR (in denar currency) for one academic year. The tuition fee for students from other countries is 3000 EUR (in denar currency) for one academic year. The tuition fee includes all costs for studying, using literature, taking exams and research activities within the University campus of IBU. Payment may be done in four installments.


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Students may enroll in the period between 27.10.2021 and 19.11.2021. Ranking of the candidates will be announced by 26.11.2021.


CONTACT

Documents should be submitted in a written form to the following address:

INTERNATIONAL BALKAN UNIVERSITY

Ul. Makedonsko-kosovska brigada bb, 1000 Skopje

Documents in an electronic form should be sent to the following email address:

phd@ibu.edu.mk

For further information go to the abovementioned address, call 02/55 15 000, or send an email to the email addresses below:

Study program Economics:                                    feas@ibu.edu.mk

Study program Turkish Language and Literature: fedu@ibu.edu.mk

Study program Computer Engineering:                 feng@ibu.edu.mk