Phd studies

Doctoral (PhD) studies are third-level studies and doctoral (PhD) students are postgraduate students and researchers. The purpose of doctoral studies is to train scientists capable of performing independent scientific research and experimental development as well as able to solve scientific problems.

Doctoral studies are very popular at Vilnius University. Each year competition for admission to doctoral studies is organized. Doctoral studies at the university are orientated towards the quality of study, flexible study process scheduling and establishing the suitable academic environment. Each year experimental basis is renewed in all university’s academic institutions thus providing doctoral students with better conditions to carry out scientific research. Doctoral students also enhance their knowledge in various workshops, by participating in international events, academic projects and performing educational work.

PhD studies in 29 fields of science.

Doctoral studies at Vilnius University are organized according to the approved Regulation of doctoral studies in the following scientific areas:

Scientific area Faculty/ Institute
THE HUMANITIES
Philosophy Faculty of Philosophy
Philology

Faculty of Philology

Kaunas Faculty

History Faculty of History
Ethnology Faculty of Philosophy
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Law Faculty of Law
Political Sciences Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences
Management

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Kaunas Faculty

Economics

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Kaunas Faculty

Sociology Faculty of Philosophy
Psychology Faculty of Philosophy
Education Faculty of Philosophy
Communication and Information Faculty of Communication
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Mathematics

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Physics

Faculty of Physics

Chemistry Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences
Biochemistry Life Sciences Center
Geology Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences
Informatics

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

Kaunas Faculty

Physical Geography Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences
BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biology Life Sciences Center
Biophysics Life Sciences Center
Ecology and Environmental Sciences Life Sciences Center
Zoology Life Sciences Center
Medicine Faculty of Medicine
Odontology Faculty of Medicine
Public Health Faculty of Medicine
TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Substance Engineering Faculty of Physics
Informatics Engineering Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
Chemical Engineering Life Sciences Center