Admission

The pre-requisite for admitting to the program is being successful in the contest held at the University (interview with the admissions commission).

 

The applicant of PhD degree at Caucasus School of Law shall submit an application to the secretary of the Dissertation commission addressed to the University President stating the title of the PhD program. The application shall be attached:

 

  • the applicant’s CV (giving details of education and employment background), a certified copy of the Master’s degree Diploma or of any other equivalent degree; while mobility (in addition to the above documents) a certified copy of the order of enrolment together with the grade transcript and the syllabi of the courses taken. When and if the applicant has acquired education abroad, a document certifying authenticity of the diploma
  • a copy of the ID/Passport
  • 4 photos, size 3x4 (cm) (printed and digital version on CD)
  • letter of reference from two persons having PhD degree in the field of the applicant’s interest
  • recommendation of the future scientific advisor and agreement on being one
  • cover letter
  • a document certifying knowledge of the English language (B2 level CEFR); in the case such a certificate is unavailable, the University holds internal testing of B2 level in the English language

 

  • Any PhD candidate whose native language is not Georgian, shall provide a certificate of the Georgian language (B2 level)
  • Abstract on some pressing issue(s) of the future dissertation research. The abstract topic is selected by the PhD student with his/her scientific advisor. The abstract shall be no less than 400 words without appendix. Every page shall be numbered sequentially; no space or pages shall be left blank. The text shall be written on A4 format (297X210 mm) on a paper of 80gr/m2 density. The font – Sylfaen, the size – 12; the font size on page numbers and the footnotes – 10. A larger font can be used in the chapter and sub-chapter titles. The interval between lines in the text is 1.5. The text shall be printed on one page only. On the left side – the margin 30 mm, on all the other sides – 20 mm. The paper shall be attached the list of the materials used. The abstract can be replaced by an appropriate scientific publication no less than 10 pages published during the past two years in a peer-reviewed journal
  • A copy of the military conscription (for those having military duty)

 

At his/her own discretion the applicant may produce:

 

  • A document to prove having work experience
  • A document to prove having teaching experience
  • Other relevant documents

 

Pre-conditions for admitting to the interview and evaluation criteria:

 

  • In the case the applicant has submitted all the necessary documents, he/she is admitted to the interview
  • The applicant has an interview with the admissions commission the composition of which is nominated by the dean of Caucasus School of Law and approved by the president of Caucasus University
  • The order is issued upon announcing admission; the commission is introduced to the applicant’s data by the secretary of the dissertation board;
  • The applicant is enrolled in the PhD program if average of his/her evaluation is no less than 51 points;
  • The members of the admissions commission evaluate the applicant according to a special evaluation form (see the evaluation criteria)
  • The maximum points to be accumulated is 100
  • When more applicants have applied than there are vacancies available, at the discretion of the commission in addition to the required documents any additional materials shall also be considered.

Dates:

 

  • The deadline for the documents submission – September 10
  • Interview with the candidates – 5.00 pm, September 12

 

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Payment conditions

 

 The price of the PhD program at Caucasus School of Law is 18, 000 GEL (6,000 GEL annually)