|Study location||Latvia, Riga|
Chemistry 13.3 (ISCED 442)
|Nominal duration||3 years (216 ECTS)|
|Awards||PhD (Doctoral degree (Ph.D. equivalent) in Chemistry)|
|Tuition fee||€6,402 per year|
|Application fee||€150 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
Master’s degree in Natural Sciences or higher education comparable to that.
Applications are NOT accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Bangladesh, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen.
One of next variants, if you have no any of this certificates you can pass University or Baltic Center Exams:
If your previous studies have been obtained in English but in the country where English is not native language, then you have to present an official letter from your previous educational institution (secondary school, etc.) where is stated that all your studies were in English (medium of instruction is English), and you have to pass interview where the University of Latvia will evaluate your language skills.
If you don’t have any chance to take English test, University offers to take online Pearson test.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Successful pass of entrance examination where applicants will be invited to an interview via Skype.
Applicants are obligated to upload:
2) Filled out Curriculum Vitae in Europass format
“The Doctoral study programme in Chemistry offers educational opportunities for advanced study and research designed to prepare students for roles in research and educational institutions, industry and government. The aim of the doctoral programme in chemistry is to train highly qualified researchers and professionals for self-dependent academic, scientific and practical work with internationally comparable competence in the area of chemistry, as well as an internationally comparable doctoral degree. The tasks of the doctoral programme in chemistry are:
- to demonstrate a systematic understanding of an aspect of the science of chemistry and mastery of those skills and methods of research associated with the topic of student research area: analytical, organic, inorganic, physical or education chemistry;
- to develop abilities related to critical thinking, analysis and argumentation so as to enrich the intellectual potential of the country;
- to make a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge in chemical science by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication;
- to get competences which fit them for employment as professional chemists in senior positions in chemical and related industries, in public service, or for a progression to a career in academic research.
Compulsory theoretical courses include general course (10 CP) in the selected field of Chemistry: Analytical, Organic, Physical, Inorganic and Education chemistry, special course (Research Methods of Analytical Objects, Humanpedagogical Conception in Chemistry, Modern Methods of Organic Synthesis, X-ray Structure Analysis, Nanochemistry, Modern Chromatography, Physical chemistry of pharmaceuticals, Radiation Chemistry, Wood Chemistry) related to main field of PhD thesis (8 CP) and English language course (4 CP). Study program foreseen needs for students to have an extra soft skills in particular research topic e.g., economics, experimental data interpretation etc. and for that free choice supplementary studies (12 CP) are included in DSC. PhD students in chemistry joined different interdisciplinary doctoral schools formed at University of Latvia. The programme contains the following study forms: lectures, seminars, dissertation thesis drafting and evaluation, workshops, laboratory individual research work, tutorials, presentations, scientific paper writing.
Students who fulfil the study requirements and successfully defend their thesis receive a Doctor’s scientific degree in chemistry awarded by the Chemistry Science Promotions Council, which brings in experts who specialise in the field of science related to the relevant degree.”