Application for the PhD programme is subject to having a university level (master) diploma obtained in an accredited course. Only candidates holding a university degree rated good or a university doctorate with designation cum laude may apply for the Programme. (In the case of university students graduating in the academic year 2017/2018 the deadline for presenting degrees is 1 September 2018.) Further admission requirements include very good knowledge of English and type C intermediate language examination certificate. The Doctoral School uses English as the language of instruction, so applicants who do not have an English language examination certificate must provide proof of their English language proficiency in a different way.