Ph.D. On Campus Online


Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski

36 months
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The Ph.D. Program in Philosophy taught in English, besides studies in residence, offers an opportunity for distance learning). This Program provides instruction in all major areas of Western Philosophy; besides, the doctoral dissertation can be written on a topic from Eastern Philosophy as well - an expert in this field will be appointed as the supervisor.


This program secures guidelines by faculty and leaves enough room for student’s own preferences. It is accredited by the The National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency this accreditation is valid throughout the EU/UK/EEA and Switzerland. The degree is recognized worldwide including the EU/UK/EEA and Switzerland, the US, Canada, Russia, Turkey, China, Indian Sub-Continent, Latin America, and the Middle East.


Accredited by the The National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychoanalysis and Philosophy
  • Existential Dialectics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Social Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Intercultural Relations
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Contemporary American Aesthetics and the Puzzles of Art
  • Philosophy of Culture
  • Language and Cultural Relativity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Please allow at least 3 months for the recognition of your master's degree by Sofia University.




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Eligibility Requirement: Master's degree in any field. No previous degree in philosophy is needed. No age discrimination or limit.
  • Checklist: CV, two letters of recommendation, standardized tests scores are NOT required. No application fee (for citizens of EU/EEA and Switzerland a 51 € fee is charged and an entrance exam is held). any field. No previous degree in philosophy is needed.
  • English requirements: Level B2

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • There is a registration fee of 965 EUR paid only first year. After the first year, neither tuition nor other fees are due.
  • Non-EU/EEA/Swiss Distance learning/extramural fee: € 3 300 per school year.

Living costs for Sofia

795 - 1216 BGN /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • Full tuition waiver plus monthly stipend are available for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
  • State medical insurance and social security benefits for EU/EEA/Swiss students, as well as plenty of scholarships.
  • In these times of health crisis, we have allocated scholarships awarding full tuition waiver and monthly stipend as a special form of support to applicants from the EU countries affected the most seriously by the Corona virus epidemics: 3 scholarships quota to Italian citizens; 3 scholarships quota to Spanish citizens; 2 scholarships quota to German citizens;  and 2 scholarships quota to French citizens. Furthermore, on the same reasons, we will award a special scholarship to one resident of Canton of Ticino with a Swiss/EU/EEA citizenship and a special scholarship to one citizen of Iceland. All other  EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are eligible to apply for the remaining 7 scholarships.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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