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Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Willemstad, Curaçao
Significant changes are taking place in the higher education sector around the world, and the advantages of earning a doctoral degree are steadily increasing. A successful completion of a PhD study program can enhance an individual’s social and professional reputation, and new career opportunities will materialize which will of course always be complemented by a higher income. 
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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is the highest possible postgraduate degree that can be awarded by an institution of higher education. The PhD degree is usually associated with the right to teach at a university independently and on one’s own responsibility. 

The programme

Students can complete the part-time Doctor of Philosophy study program from the GHU in their own native language. 

Students will be enrolled at the Global Humanistic University and will receive their degrees (PhD) from the Global Humanistic University. 

Experienced advisors and professors from around the world will assist students throughout the study program and help them achieve their academic goals, right through to the completion of the PhD.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The admission will be decided in this order: Date of the binding registration, the admission criteria, and appointment of an Advisor.  

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Research Proposal
  • Academic Writing/Methods Skills
  • Review of Professional Capability (Reflection)
  • Planning an advanced Practitioner Research Programme 
  • Project Report (Thesis - Dissertation)
  • Research Paper
  • Oral Presentation and Viva Voce (Defensio)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Extensive professional experience as  well as completion of a diploma or  master's degree (300 ECTS  or equivalent Credit Points) or other equivalent studies at a recognized tertiary educational institution. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25000 USD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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