PhD with concentration on Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations. University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy (PhD)

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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 6000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
October

International course fees
EUR 6000 per year

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About PhD with concentration on Cultural Diplomacy & International Relations. University of Bucharest in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy at Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies

PhD Program with concentration on International Relations & Cultural Diplomacy – Bucharest University in cooperation with the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy 

The Doctoral studies represent the third cycle of studies offered by (and awarded by) the University of Bucharest in partnership with the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy with the purpose of expanding knowledge through original scientific research. They allow the acquisition of a level 8 qualification according to The European Qualifications Framework and to The National Qualifications Framework.

The PHD research will be done under one of the following departments of the university; Political Science/ Sociology/ History/ Philosophy/ Philology, and will have a special concentration in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy though the courses held at the ICD Academy.

 

The program is a 3 year's program; in the first academic year, you will be required here in Berlin for at least 3 months, for the  courses on Cultural Diplomacy. In addition, during the first  year, the students will be guided with their research. At the end of first academic year of the PhD, students will be required to elaborate the first research report on their specific chosen topic as the commission of professors and, in particular, the student's individual supervisor will guide the student with the development of the thesis.

 

During the second and third year of the Ph.D program students are not obliged to reside in the doctoral school, but are required to stay in close and direct contact with the Doctoral supervisor. A working schedule is established in an individual agreement between the student and the PhD supervisor and will include at least two periods of presence at the University of Bucharest each academic year.  During the presence in Bucharest, further to meetings with the PhD supervisors and continuing the work on the thesis, the PhD students will also interact with other doctoral students and members of the teaching staff with whom they share academic interests, and participate in the activities of the doctoral schools of the University of Bucharest..

 

During the second year progress reports are to be submitted according to a time schedule and a format established by the supervisor and the student, in compliance with the requirements of each doctoral school. 

 

During the second and third years, according to the rules of the doctoral school where they are enrolled, the PhD students will submit 2-3 research reports, which they will have to present to a committee according to a schedule agreed with the PhD supervisor.

During the second semester of the third year, students are required to complete the thesis, and, once it has obtained the approval of the guiding commission and of the individual supervisor, students will submit their thesis for the public defense, which will take place in about 2-3 months after the thesis has received the approval of the PhD supervisor;

The final step of the Program is the public defense of the Thesis.

Further information is found under: http://www.ccds-berlin.de/index.php?about-the-degree

Accreditation

The  PHD Degree is awarded by the University of Bucharest (OuB), as the University which offers and ward the degree. The UoB is recognized as a fully accredited institution of higher education with the right to award university degrees. The University of Bucharest is part of the Bologna Process set in place by the European Commission, and uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) to award degrees. As part of the Bologna Process, credits obtained through our programs are equivalent to those of courses at universities in all other 30+ signatory countries. 

The PHD Degree will be conferred through one of the following departments of the university; Political Science/ Sociology/ History/ Philosophy/ Philology, and will have a special concentration in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy though the courses held at the ICD Academy.

 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesEU 6000 per yearInternational course feesEUR 6000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition Cost

 

Tuition Cost - The tuition cost is 18,000 Euros for the full program (6,000 Euros/Academic Year). The fees cover only the tuition fees, and do not include housing or any other living costs and related expenses which you may have.   

Personal Costs - The ICD and the University of Bucharest are happy to assist you with advice and support for finding your housing in Berlin and Bucharest and offer you as well possible affordable accommodation solutions.

Scholarships and Financial Aid - Scholarships, equaling up to 10% deduction of tuition costs are available for students based on educational excellence and financial need. Although each scholarship request will be evaluated on an individual basis, students are expected to have an above-average grade point of 4.5 (of 5.0) in order to qualify for a grant and then to prove financial need.

The Financial Aid application is a two-step process; Students interested in applying for a scholarship are required to submit their initial aid application request as soon as they have formally applied to the program, completed the first step of the application, and have been accepted into the program. Scholarships are then determined for the  third and 6th semester.  

Further to these scholarship outlined in our e-mail and online, we are not able to offer any further scholarships or financial support. 

students are welcome to search for scholarships, such as from governments, or other Institutions. With regards to how to obtain such funding, we encourage participants to consider relevant foundations, institutes, organizations, companies and Governments as possible sources. A number of students on ICD programs have been able to acquire funding from their government, company or from relevant foundations.

We do not have any specific sponsor to which we can refer students.

 

Entry requirements

Prerequisite for application


Individuals studying for the PhD Degree will represent a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds, thus only the graduates of academic studies with Master degree diploma or with equivalent diploma from any field of studies qualify for participating in the contest for admission to doctoral studies. The graduation diploma or Bachelor diploma of long term higher education graduates, from the period prior to the three Bologna cycles, is equivalent to the Master degree diploma in the specialization. Naturally a PHD degree in other discipline does not prevent you from applying to the degree and there are no age limitations .

All courses will be taught in English, and proficiency in English is therefore a pre-requisite for application for non-native English speakers.   If you have studied at least 1 semester in an English language and/or have extensive working experience in the English language, a certificate/Document which attests this fact will be sufficient as well.  

Application Procedure

Individuals, interested in undertaking the program, are required to   submit the online application form found under:  http://www.culturaldiplomacy.de/index.php?en_application-form_ccds_phd . Once applying, we will refer to you with regards to the next steps of the application, which include submitting the supporting documents to your application and a research proposal (instructions will be sent to you once applying to the program).

The supporting documents to the application evaluation are all sent via e-mails only, as scanned copies indeed.

Applications are being processed towards Fall Semester)  start each year.  Deadline for submission of all supporting documents is Mid- June for EU Applicants and Mid July for non EU Applicants  

 The supporting documentation which will be required is listed below (sent via e-mail, as attachments):

            A Copy of your Passport   

  • Your updated CV. The CV should include detailed Academic qualifications (including start and end years of each academic program you have undertaken) and your professional experience (including start and end years of each Position held; the name of the organization and address, where you were positioned and the title of your position, including description of the tasks in your position held)
  • Copy of your High school certificate and grades
  • Copy of Undergraduate Diploma/Certificate and Transcript of records
  • Copy of the Postgraduate Studies diploma/Master's Degree diploma and transcripts of records
  • Personal Statement - a personal statement (of up to 700 words) explaining your motivation for studying at the program.The statement should clarify why you want to pursue doctoral studies, why you chose this particular topic and your exact interests in the chosen field
  • Research Proposal-   Please send us your research proposal of 4-8 pages in total. Guidelines for the research proposal writing are sent for applicants.  
    As the PHD will be conducted under one of the following departments of the university; Political Science/ Sociology/ History/ Philosophy/ Philology, please note at the sub title of your research proposal to indicate to which of the departments above you with to undertake the PHD studies/research.

 

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