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Philosophy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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.
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Overview

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.

Accreditation

Accredited by the The National Evaluation and Accreditation Agency.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      The Ph.D. Program in Philosophy taught in English, besides studies in residence, offers an opportunity for extramural studies (extramural studies is a Bulgarian

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Psychoanalysis and Philosophy
  • Philosophical Anthropology, Applied Ethics
  • Epistemology
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Social Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Intercultural Relations
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Philosophy for Children

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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 32 € fee is charged and an entrance exam is held). any field. No previous degree in philosophy is needed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • There is a registration fee of 565 EUR paid only first year. After the first year, neither tuition nor other fees are due.
  • EU/EEA Distance learning/extramural fee: € 400 one time registration fee.
  • Non-EU/EEA Distance learning/extramural fee: € 3 300 per school year.

Living costs for Sofia

  • 795 - 1220 BGN/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Full tuition waiver plus monthly stipend are available for EU/EEA/Swiss/UK students.
  • State medical insurance and social security benefits for EU/EEA/Swiss/UK 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/UK citizenship and a special scholarship to one citizen of Iceland. All other  EU/EEA/Swiss/UK citizens are eligible to apply for the remaining 7 scholarships.

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