Call for Applications on English-taught Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in European Studies for Spring semester of the academic year of 2021-2022

Institute for European Studies of LEPL - Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University is pleased to announce call for applications for the admission (Order N7/01-01; 17/01/2022) on interdisciplinary and interfaculty English-taught PhD Programme in European Studies in Spring semester of the academic year of 2021-2022, established within the framework of EU funded Project: “Establishing Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in European Studies at Tbilisi State University" (ENPI/2012/306-124). 

Entry Requirements:

1.    Research Proposal (2500-3000 words) giving the a) title of PhD Dissertation, b) research objectives, c) research question/questions, d) hypothesis, e) research methodology and f) overview of the literature to be applied;

2.    Exam in English Language on C1 level (candidates will be exempted from the English language test if the relevant English language certificates are provided (IELTS/TOEFL/FCE) or if applicant holds a Masterʹs diploma where itʹs indicated that the language of instruction was English);

3.    Interview with Jury.

Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted.

Postgraduates of foreign Universities are allowed to submit their applications in full compliance with Georgian Legislation. 

Dates of Enrollment: 

a)  Application Submission  – 25 January - 4 February; 
b) Exam in English Language on C1 Level – 7 February;  
c) Announcement of the results – 8 February;  
d) Appellation of the exam results – 9 February; 
e) Announcement of Appellation results – 10 February;  
f) Interview with Jury  – 11 February; 
g) Conclusion of learning agreement  - 14-15 February; 
h) Sending the list of the PhD candidates to the TSU Department of Academic Process Management - 16 February; 
i) Preparing the draft order of enrollment - 17 September. 

List of the Documents to be submitted:

a) Letter to TSU Rector;
b) Research Proposal (2500-3000 words maximum, in English) giving the 
    b.a) title of PhD Dissertation, 
    b.b) research objectives,
    b.c) research question/questions, 
    b.d) hypothesis,
    b.e) methodology,
    b.f) overview of the literature to be applied
c) Written approval from supervisor;
d) Copy of Passport (in case of international candidate passport shall be translated into Georgian and approved by Notary);
e) Copy of Masterʹs Diploma and Diploma Supplement approved by Notary;
f) Recognition document issued by the National Center of Education Quality Enhancement of Georgia (in case of possessing foreign Masterʹs Diploma);
g) Copy of the document certifying the knowledge of English Language approved by Notary (in case of existence);
h) Letter of Motivation (in English);
i) CV (in English);
j) 2 printed copies of Applicants Photo (3X4) and CD version;
k) Copy of military service certificate (in case of existence).

There are 10 vacant study places for Spring semester of the Academic year of 2021-2022.

Tuition fee per semester for Georgian students is GEL 1125, for Foreign students - GEL 2250. 

In order to submit your application please contact the IES administration in advance.

Contact Information:

Institute for European Studies
Tbilisi State University
3 Ilia Chavchavadze Avenue, 2nd Building, Floor 4th, Office 406/
Tel: (+995) 595770110; (+995) 599108792  
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