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PhDInternational and European Law

Application fee €100.00 one-time

Applicants from countries requiring a visa for Latvia are required to pay a processing fee of 100. Further instructions will be provided during application.

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A postgraduate PhD programme is made in cooperation with the Law Faculty of the University of Copenhagen. The programme leads to a joint doctoral degree in law conferred by both involved institutions.

PhD candidates are selected and enrolled on the basis of an annual competition depending on available financing. After enrolment, PhD candidates are employed as research fellows at RGSL during the whole period of study, but are integrated into both research institutions with spending approximately equal time in Riga and Copenhagen.

Each PhD candidate has supervisors appointed by RGSL and the Law Faculty of the University of Copenhagen to monitor and assist the development of their dissertation, which when completed is submitted to an evaluation committee. Each candidate follows a programme of specially designed courses to ensure training in relevant topics and general principles of scientific research. In addition, PhD candidates have some teaching obligations related to their field of research.

Career opportunities

After graduation, the holder of a PhD diploma is eligible for an appointment as a full member of the RGSL faculty, depending on available positions.

Apply now! PhD 2016/17
Application deadline
Oct 1, 2016 23:59 (GMT)
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2017

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States